Match preview Vs SouthportDate: 27-01-18Venue: AggboroughKick off: 15:00hrs

26-01-18 - Preview - Harriers Vs Southport

The Harriers will be hoping to stage a repeat of Tuesday evenings 4-0 win against FC Utd of Manchester when Southport arrive at Aggborough tomorrow afternoon. The treat that was served up for the fans a few days ago was long overdue following weeks of ground out draws that were leaving us exasperated and gave us renewed hope that maybe we can climb higher into the play-offs.

James Pearson
James Pearson

Goals from Ryan Croasdale, Elton N’Gwatala and Joe Ironside were very welcome but the superb debut goal from George Waring was the icing on the cake. An equally superb cross from Lee Vaughan landed pin point on his head and all he had to do was point it in the direction of the goal.

It wasn’t just the goals that were pleasing. It was also the build up play that left us admiring those in Red on the pitch as they pinged the ball around the back and across the park for break after break goalwards.

More please and we’ll have it tomorrow.

We should have Fraser Horsfall back with us following his one game ban but he might have to force James Pearson out first after James shone in the centre half position. We could also see a return from illness for Dan Bradley and Liam Truslove too after they missed out the other night. Hopefully we should have no other injuries to worry about.

Southport come to us on a mini revival after struggling for most of the season. New backroom staff have arrived at Haig Avenue and promised investment both on and off the pitch with new stands planned and a refurbishment of existing buildings.

On the pitch the new manager Kevin Davies has bought in new players including a former Harrier in Adam Dawson. The much travelled wideman has arrived there for the remainder of the season on a non-contract basis from Tranmere Rovers.

They have also bought in loads of other new faces too with Billy Priestley (Alfreton), Clive Smith (St Johnstone), Jordan Richards (AFC Fylde) and Dion Charles & Elliott Osborne (Fleetwood Town). Going out of the Haig are Anthony Schumacher, Adam Dugdale, Andy White and Gary Roberts.

Southport have an extensive injury list too with goalkeeper Iain Turner (hip), Curtis Jones (back), Jon-Paul Kissock (severe migraines and blurred vision), Liam Martin (cruciate ligamant) and Josh Hine (Acute High Grade injury to the Syndesmotic Ligaments as well as Grade II sprains of the AITFL, PITFL and Interosseous Ligaments). I haven’t made that up BTW. He’s in a bad way!

Injuries aside I expect Southport to give us a tough game but after Tuesday I’m also expecting us to do the business on them too.

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

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

Southport from:

Worsnop, Halstead, Kpohomouh, Howson, C Richards, Priestley, Smith, J Richards, Jennings, Lowe, Morgan, Lynch, Dawson, Charles, Osborne, Sampson, Gilchrist, Doyle.


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Previous games against Southport
 
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
09-09-2017 A Vanarama North 0 – 3 Longbottom, Brown 2 901 (69)
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