A break through eventually came when Draycott fired in a perfect curling ball into the box for Parkinson to latch onto. The header looped over the flapping keeper.
Before that Tom Bradbrook, who had bossed the game, nearly got his goal when a low free kick bent around the wall only to see it hit the near post, then the far post and then out. The 'keeper was a mere spectator until the ball bounced in his direction.
Herne Bay then did look the most likely to score but we saw it out for the three points and to climb to third.