Match preview Vs SouthportDate: 09-09-17Venue: Haig AvenueKick off: 15:00hrs

08-09-17 - Preview - Southport Vs Harriers

It’ll be a short preview from me today (thank God for that I hear you say). I’m down here on the Isle of Wight for a funeral and wi-fi is pretty bad. So bear with me, there might be a few spellung ewrrors.

Declan Weeks
Declan Weeks

Following another poor result at home to Curzon on Tuesday evening we have seen yet another player leave the squad but, at the time of writing, no one new coming in. Daniel Nti left the club for Nuneaton Town yesterday and that was probably expected seeing as it was never going to work out for him here with the weight of Worcester City hanging around his neck.

We will be without Lee Vaughan (he broke his leg against Southport last season) and Liam Truslove yet again and this un-explained injury to Truslove is now getting worrying. What exactly is so wrong that he has missed most of the season so far? We could be without James McQuilkin too after he collected an injury on Tuesday during the first half.

Southport come into this game on the back of a right old drubbing at Stockport on Tuesday where they got hammered 6-0 in one of the shocks of the season. They had started off their season back at this level so well too but it just shows how things are down here when you can go on good runs one minute then get thrashed the next.

We have to hope there won’t be a backlash and it’s us on the end of a similar scoreline tomorrow. They had Adam Dugdale sent off at Stockport but he’ll play due to the seven day ruling and they also have a few injuries to worry about with Jack Sampson, John-Paul Kissock, Liam Martin and Iain Turner. 

Our Declan Weeks was with them last season and they think highly of him but we, as a club, don’t so much. He has been overlooked so far and should have come on in place of McQuilkin the other night but wasn’t. Instead John Eustace sent on a striker and another bit of our midfield went missing. Even more so when he took off Dan Bradley later on and it went totally missing then.

I fear we won’t be getting much joy from Southport and, sadly, our poor form will continue and with it the calls for a change in management.

Photo © KHFC

STOP THE PRESS: Harriers have signed the former Coventry City defender Jack Finch earlier this evening. He’ll go straight into the team at Southport tomorrow. 


Teams:

Harriers from:

Hall, Bannister, Webb, Williams, Taylor, Digie, Horsfall, Croasdale, Truslove, Weeks, Austin, A Brown, Sonupè, Bradley, McQuilkin, N’Gwatala, Ironside, Wright, Longbottom.

Southport from:

Halstead, Turner, Dugdale, C Jones, Kpohomouh, Smith, White, Fletcher, Jackson, Jennings, Kissock, Martin, Merrie, Roberts, Schumacher, E Jones, Sampson, Sang, Zama. 


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Previous games against Southport
 
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
30-04-2016 A Vanarama Premier 3 – 4 McQuilkin, N’Gwatala, Williams, Garnett 1473 (152)
17-10-2015 H Vanarama Premier 0 – 1   1593 (89)
28-12-2014 H Vanarama Premier 0 – 1   1883 (76)
09-09-2014 A Vanarama Premier 1 – 0   769 (80)
22-03-2014 H Skrill Premier 1 – 1 Malbon 1818 (71)
12-10-2013 A Skrill Premier 1 – 2 Lolley, Blissett 1018 (143)
23-03-2013 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 3 Gash, Malbon, Rowe 949 (212)
08-09-2012 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 2 Storer, Malbon 1650 (104)
07-04-2012 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 2 Malbon, Jones 1544 (244)
27-08-2011 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 0 Byrne, Williams 1763 (89)
29-10-2010 A Blue Square Premier 2 – 2 Morris, McPhee 1447 (45)
17-08-2010 H Blue Square Premier 3 – 4 Briscoe, Wright, Williams 1417 (102)
30-12-2006 A Nationwide Conference 0 – 1 Reynolds 1016 (200)
19-09-2006 H Nationwide Conference 2 – 0 White, Hurren 1258 (44)
28-01-2006 A Nationwide Conference 1 – 4 Jackson, Harkness, Christie, Russell 1076 (?)
22-10-2005 A FA Cup 4th qual rd 1 – 0   1108 (135)
27-08-2005 H Nationwide Conference 1 – 1 Hatswell 1753 (77)
15-04-2000 A Nationwide Conference 0 – 1 Midgeley 2033
13-11-1999 H Nationwide Conference 5 – 0 Druce 3, Petersen 2 1404
19-12-1998 A Nationwide Conference 1 – 1 Hines 976
26-10-1998 H Nationwide Conference 2 – 1 OG, Arnold 1780
14-02-1998 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Arnold 1612
11-10-1997 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 2 Doherty, Deakin 1200
26-04-1997 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 0 Davies, Brindley, Olney 3139
31-08-1996 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0   1423
09-12-1995 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 3 Casey, Webb 1664
30-09-19951 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2 Davies 2 1164
28-01-1995 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 1   1851
03-09-1994 A Vauxhall Conference 4 – 1 Davies 1168
12-03-1994 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 0 Weir 2 3877
18-12-1993 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1  Davies 1739
17-02-1986 H FA Trophy 3rd rd replay 6 – 1 Davies 2, Casey 3, Buckland 1113
08-02-1986 A FA Trophy 3rd rd 1 – 1 Casey 1902