Harriers have been urged to work hard enjoy their FA Cup occasion on Sunday – after bagging bragging rights in the FA Trophy with a penalty shoot-out win at Hereford.

The men from Aggborough play host to higher-graded FC Halifax Town on Sunday, 5th December (4pm) on a match set to feature on BBC’s Match of the Day programme.

Harriers go into the FA Cup Second Round proper tie in ideal form, too, having tasted victory in their last six league and cup matches.

The most recent one of those was a win against league rivals Hereford in the FA Trophy on Saturday – a clinical 5-3 success on penalties following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.

Keeping that winning run intact was key for Harriers Assistant boss Jimmy O’Connor, who insisted the club must now embrace the occasion and all that comes with it.

"Whatever game we go in to, we want to get a good result and give a positive performance.

"I think it is important that the club enjoys this week now.

"We want to get a positive result, that's imperative and we'll do everything we can to get that.

"At the same time, going in on the back of a positive result today, it gives us a chance to enjoy the next seven or eight days of hard work."

Harriers had taken the lead at Edgar Street thanks to an accomplished finish from striker Amari Morgan-Smith in the first half.

A blustery affair, impacted hugely by the elements, won’t be one that’s’ remembered as a classic in years to come, but the hosts did make it 1-1 just before the break through Ryan McClean’s back-heeled finish.

A forgettable second half failed to separate the two sides and the tie went straight to penalties, with Harriers slamming home each of their five kicks.

After Luke Simpson saved Mazia Kouhyar’s youngster Jaiden White netted to send Harriers through to Round Three of the Trophy as their season stayed alive on all three fronts.

“He’s been around the group for a long time now,” added O’Connor of the Academy graduate.

“He is knocking on the door, and he has some very good players playing in front of him at the minute who he can learn from.

“When he does come on it is up to him to come on and try and make that impact, and I when he came on for the 30 minutes today, I thought he was excellent.”

Harriers fans can purchase FA Cup tickets for the Halifax tie from the club website at harriers.co.uk/tickets.