Williams 12, 45; Ironside 55
Harriers once again won well away from home in tough conditions, this time at Bootham Crescent.
Ed Williams' two goals will steal many headlines but it was an all-around performance that puts the Reds in good stead head of Tuesday's challenging trip to Chester.
Two more goals for Ed Williams helped Harriers to a richly-deserved 3-0 win at York City on Saturday.
The scoreline only does just enough to tell the story of an afternoon on which the Reds – or yellows on this occasion – were again dominant against one of the division’s top teams.
Williams struck two excellent goals before the break, Joe Ironside adding the third not long after half-time.
It might have all begun so differently – just a few minutes in, York went so close with an effort from Griffiths that man home fans though the ball had sailed into the net when it had in fact hit just wide.
It was enough of a reprieve for Harriers who never looked back and duly took the game to their hosts, 12 minutes on the clock when a corner, half cleared, fell to Williams who strode on to it before diving a rising shot into the top corner from more than 20 yards that left Bartlett grasping at thin air.
On 21 minutes an odd incident saw York denied a leveller. A shot from Heslop had looked set to find the bottom corner only for Tait, in an offside position, to stick a boot out at it – somehow clearing the opposite post as the flag went up.
Nine minutes later Taylor went close as he stuck Vaughan’s low cross wide of the post, Heslop again firing over at the other end.
It was two on the stroke of half time; Williams again advancing with quick feet into the area and hitting an angled drive that gloriously sailed through the striding legs of the covering defender before nestling into Bartlett’s far corner.
Hall was forced to make his first real save of the day just after the restart as Parkin tried a long-ranger, but Harriers quickly reasserted their control on 55 as Ironside, supplied by Williams, confidently drove the ball home for his fourth of the season. He almost added a second for himself, too, seven minutes later but found Bartlet in good form as he tipped the ball around the post.
Harriers had even more threats from the bench and Richards, soon after coming on, curling a good effort wide on 73 minutes after a good run, then seeing a shot deflected behind four minutes later after fine work from Bradley had played him in.
Inside the last ten, there was almost a goal for unsung hero Daniels as he looked to tuck away Vaughan’s cross only to see the shot blocked, Hall duly earning his corn for the day just six minutes later as he flung himself at Heslop’s riser to keep the sheet clean and turn it over the bar.
Joe Ironside is pleased with Harriers' start to the season, but is looking for that unbeaten start to be continued on Saturday.
Harriers head into the game against York City off the back of a 3-1 victory over Blyth Spartans last Saturday.
The Minstermen had their match postponed last Saturday as their oppononts, Nuneaton Borough, had a number of players away on international duty.
Ironside spoke to our YouTube channel ahead of the game, a match that he is looking forward to but he knows that it will be a difficult challenge.
"It's going to be a tough afternoon on Saturday, but we are going to go there and play as well as we can," said Ironside.
"They've got a great fan base, a great ground, and it's a big club".
Harriers remain unbeaten during the 18/19 campaign, winning four and drawing four of their opening eight matches.
The Harriers striker is pleased with this record, and with the togetherness of the team.
"I think it's been a good start, we're still unbeaten and have won games," Ironside added.
"We're all pulling in the right direction, and want to keep that unbeaten run going by winning games, but the main thing is that we keep picking points up.
"We take the next game as it comes and work as hard as we can - thinking about that game solely, so that hopefully we can get the best result that we can".
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Joe Ironside pre-match
Neil MacFarlane post-match
Ed Williams post-match