Manager Steve Burr was left purring over his side’s first-half performance in the 3-2 friendly defeat to League One Walsall on Tuesday night.
Harriers stormed into a two-goal lead at Aggborough but saw a fine second half comeback from the visitors to eventually wrap up the result.
Understandably, the opening 45 sat fresh in mind and, speaking after the final whistle, Burr singled out the positives after fine goals from Ryan Austin and Marvin Johnson took his team into the break two goals to the good.
“I was delighted with the work-out tonight – I thought in the first half we put on a really excellent performance,” said Burr.
“I thought we kept our shape well, passed it well and created a number of chances.
“It was nice to score a couple of goals against a side in League One and Ryan Austin’s goal in particular was fantastic.
“I actually thought the move of the match was James Vincent’s but he couldn’t just finish it off.
“We have a lot of work still ahead of us before the Lincoln game but things are taking shape.”