Match preview Vs TamworthDate: 14-04-18Venue: AggboroughKick off: 15:00hrs

13-04-18 - Preview - Harriers Vs Tamworth

With just four games to go until the end of the proper season the Harriers will be hoping for maximum points from all four. With up coming games against Spennymoor Town, North Ferriby and Bradford Park Avenue, to end with, this one on Saturday against struggling Tamworth is just as important and just as difficult with Tamworth fighting to avoid the drop especially with them only having three games left to play.

Ironically it’s us that could see them relegated and if that was the case, and we fail to get promoted, then we could lose a local derby next season. With AFC Telford also hovering round and about the drop zone too we could end up with just Nuneaton and Leamington as our nearest games. It would also mean that our Christmas games next season could possibly be against Chester FC. Even more reason to get promoted then.

Following our brilliant 3-1 home win against Stockport County on Tuesday evening we should be well prepared for what is to come. Three well taken goals in that game saw us beat the in-form side of the moment and more of that clinical finishing might see us repeat the 6-0 defeat that we inflicted on Tamworth in the corresponding game last season.

We’ll still be without Lee Vaughan for the game but it’ll be the last one that he’ll miss with his suspension completed. Dan Bradley was taken off as a precaution on Tuesday after he felt a twinge in his knee following his second half goal so hopefully it’s not too serious and he isn’t out again for another long spell. Joel Taylor is the only known doubt but he must be due back any day soon.

After starting the season well, and beating us at the Lamb in September, Tamworth have been in a deep decline that peaked a few weeks ago when their manager Andy Morrell was sacked and in came Mike Fowler, brother of former Harrier Lee Fowler. Lee is now his brothers right hand man but neither seem to be working any kind of miracle. So far Fowlers record has been poor with one win, three drawn and seven lost. Not much better than Alan Pardew at West Brom then.

There are a ruck of other Harriers with Tamworth too: Luke Jones, Tom Shaw, Darryl Knights, Aman Verma, Akwasi Asante and Dior Angus are all there so it should be quite a reunion at Aggborough before the game.

We know that we have had some big scores at home to Tamworth in recent seasons but we also know that they beat us at the Lamb in September so they’ll be thinking that they have a chance to do the double over us. We have to make sure that they don’t.


Teams:

Harriers from:

Hall, N Vaughan, Palmer, J Taylor, Horsfall, O’Connor, Digie, Pearson, Croasdale, Truslove, Weeks, Austin, Bradley, A Brown, Sonupè, McQuilkin, N’Gwatala, Ironside, Waring.

Tamworth from:

Evans, Jezeph, Stevens, Aldhouse, Burns, Jones, Kettle, Lane, Morley, Upton, Ricketts, Sharpe, Donohue, Fox, Pegg, C Shaw, T Shaw, Davies, C Taylor, Verma, Asante, Angus, Hayden, Knights, Powell, Steer. 


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Previous games against Tamworth
 
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
12-09-2017 A Vanarama North 2 – 1 Ironside 723 (185)
21-03-2017 A Vanarama North 3 – 4 Ironside 2, Williams, Lowe 860 (254)
17-09-2016 H FA Cup 2nd qual rd 4 – 0 N’Gwatala, Dieseruvwe 2, Gnahoua 1050 (98)
13-09-2016 H Vanarama North 6 – 0 Dieseruvwe, Gnahoua, McQuilkin, Waite, Austin, Truslove 1333 (82)
23-11-2013 H Skrill Premier 5 – 3 Malbon, Lolley, Morgan-Smith 2, Storer 1951 (103)
17-09-2013 A Skrill Premier 0 – 3 Dance, Gash, Malbon 874 (244)
16-03-2013 H Blue Square Premier 4 – 1 Briggs, Pilkington, Gash 2 2392 (143)
04-12-2012 A Blue Square Premier 0 – 1 Rowe 1031 (289)
20-03-2012 A Blue Square Premier 0 – 0   924 (241)
05-11-2011 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 0 Vaughan, Guinan 1797 (198)
03-11-2011 A Blue Square Premier 2 – 2 Wright, Blair 1183 (279)
30-08-2010 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 2 Briggs, Byrne 1272 (172)
01-12-2009 H Blue Square Premier 0 – 0   1166 (106)
31-08-2009 A Blue Square Premier 2 – 1 McPhee 1237 (366)
20-03-2007 A Nationwide Conference 0 – 0   1115 (165)
09-09-2006 H Nationwide Conference 0 – 2   1641 (?)
18-02-2006 A Nationwide Conference 1 – 1 White 1278 (200)
01-10-2005 H Nationwide Conference 0 – 1   1961 (161)
12-10-1985 H FA Cup 3rd qual rd 4 – 3 Tuohy 2, Casey 2 749
26-02-1979 A Southern League North 1 – 2 Chambers, Curley  
21-10-1978 H Southern League North 0 – 2    
15-04-1978 H Southern League North 4 – 3 Haywood 2, Cox, Mullen  
17-12-1977 A Southern League North 0 – 2 Bennett, Haywood  
26-03-1977 H Southern League North 0 – 1   364
16-10-1976 A Southern League North 0 – 0    
20-03-1976 H Southern League North 2 – 2 Bennett, Crawford 277
08-12-1975 A Southern League North 2 – 1 Bennett  
09-09-1974 A Southern League North 1 – 4 P Wassall 3, Isherwood  
19-08-1974 H Southern League North 1 – 3 Yates 763
29-04-1974 A Southern League North 0 – 1 Henderson  
16-03-1974 H Southern League North 3 – 0 Masterson, B Wassall, Hatton  
30-09-1972 H Southern League North 1 – 0 McGee 745
26-08-1972 A Southern League North 2 – 3 P Wassall, Billington 2  
25-03-1972 H West Midland Premier 1 – 2 Guest  
23-08-1971 A West Midland Premier 1 – 3 P Wassall, McKay, Boot  
13-05-1971 H West Midland Cup final 2nd leg 2 – 2 Booth, Smith  
08-05-1971 A West Midland Cup final 1st leg 0 – 4 B Wassall 2, P Wassall, Booth  
12-12-1970 A West Midland Premier 4 – 0    
17-08-1970 H West Midland Premier 5 – 1 P Wassall 3, Booth, Jackson  
07-02-1970 A West Midland Premier 5 – 2 P Wassall, Marshall  
29-09-1969 H West Midland Premier 4 – 0 Watson 2, Henderson, P Wassall  
10-05-1969 A West Midland Premier 2 – 4 Watson 2, Scott, Gilbert  
05-04-1969 A B’ham Senior Cup semi final 3 – 1 P Wassall  
22-03-1969 H West Midland Premier 1 – 1 P Wassall  
29-04-1968 A West Midland Cup 3rd rd 1 – 3 P Wassall 2, Henderson  
20-03-1968 H Camkin Cup semi final 2nd leg 3 – 3 B Wassall 2, P Wassall  
11-03-1968 A Camkin Cup semi final 1st leg 1 – 3 P Wassall 2, Henderson  
14-02-1968 H West Midland Premier 3 – 1 P Wassall 2, Gilbert  
06-01-1968 A West Midland Premier 0 – 2 Gilbert 2  
06-05-1967 H West Midland Premier 0 – 2    
03-12-1966 A West Midland Premier 3 – 4 Henderson 2, Attwood, Holbutt  
08-10-1966 A B’ham Senior Cup 2nd rd 0 – 2 Holbutt, Gilbert  
19-03-1966 N B’ham Senior Cup final 1 – 3 Gilbert  
19-02-1966 A West Midland Premier 4 – 0    
29-01-1966 H West Midland Premier 1 – 1 Dixon  
01-05-1965 H West Midland League 6 – 0 P Wassall, Henderson, Buxton, Gilbert 2, Gosling  
19-12-1964 A West Midland League 1 – 1 Gosling  
20-04-1964 A West Midland League 3 – 1 Gilbert  
21-03-1964 N B’ham Senior Cup final 3 – 2 Gilbert, Price, P Wassall  
07-12-1963 H West Midland League 4 – 1 Gilbert 2, Price 2  
20-04-1963 H West Midland League 0 – 4    
10-11-1962 H B’ham Senior Cup 6 – 1 Hardiman 2, Price, Gilbert, Fullwood, O’Brien  
29-09-1962 A West Midland League 1 – 2 Price, Gilbert  
09-04-1962 A Birmingham & District League 1 – 4 Barber 3, Beasley  
02-12-1961 H Birmingham & District League 2 – 1 Meigh, Wright  
14-10-1961 H B’ham Senior Cup 2nd rd 2 – 0 Wheeler, Lyndon  
18-03-1961 H Birmingham & District League 2 – 1 Wood 2  
17-09-1960 A Birmingham & District League 4 – 1 Shuck  
09-11-1946 A Birmingham Combination 3 – 5 Lewis 3, Salters, Hackett  
19-10-1946 H Birmingham Combination 6 – 0 Lewis 2, Grosvenor 2, Hackett, Edwards  
13-04-1946 A Birmingham Combination 3 – 3 Lewis 2, Woolley  
01-12-1945 H Birmingham Combination 3 – 2 Lewis, Banks, Hackett  
15-09-1937 H Bass Charity Vase 1 –  1 ?