Brown Says Kiddy Have Now Set The Survival Standard

Phil Brown told his valiant Kidderminster player: now you’ve set the standard, save your season.

The new Aggborough boss watched his team come from 2-0 down to defeat Aldershot Town in his first game in charge.

Ashley Hemmings was at the double with the excellent Amari Morgan-Smith and Gold Omotayo also on target to complete the ruthless turn-around.

His side remain bottom of the table but salvation is far from out of the question if they maintain that level of the performance, the former Hull City boss stressed.

Brown, who replaced Russ Penn after a difficult first half of the season, feels there could be twists to come - and says the fact they are scoring goals gives them a genuine shot at staying up.

“The players have set the standard now,” he said. “Everyone has shown what they are capable of, it’s exactly what we needed.

“They really have put down a marker for the remainder of the season. It was an outstanding team performance, we showed we can score goals which you always need when you’re not in a great position.”

Now it’s a case of luring in the teams above them and pulling off a great escape.

It’s two tricky away trips next on the calendar, starting at Hartlepool United . The bottom club then head south to Dagenham before a crucial home match with fellow strugglers Oxford City.

The Harriers manager added. “Now I know, and the fans can see it to, that they can battle - they can dig in and they can fight. We’ve seen that they’ve got it in them.

“I want players to represent Kidderminster Harriers and to represent themselves. They’ve certainly done that but it’s got to be just the start.”

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