Date: 05-03-24 Match preview Vs Woking FC Venue: Kingfield Kick off: 15:00hrs

01-03-24. Woking FC Vs Kidderminster Harriers. Match preview

Preview: Phil Lench

Cole Kpekawa
Cole Kpekawa …
In line for his debut

The Harriers are on the road again when they travel down to leafy Surrey tomorrow for a relegation battle against Woking FC. With both clubs battling to get away from the dead men it looks like it’s going to be an important game for both sides.

We go there on the back of two amazing away wins and as the form team we have to be favourites. Woking have dropped like a stone in recent weeks from mid table down to third from bottom before their unexpected home win against Gateshead on Tuesday evening. 2-1 down at the break they came back late on to grab all three points in an amazing turnaround to take them up a place to twenty second.

At the same time we were giving high flying Solihull Moors a lesson in pressing football that saw them hardly get a sniff of goal. Jack Lambert scored our only goal early in the second half and moved us up a place to twenty first. Three points at Woking could see us rise to seventeenth if other results go our way but realistically we’re looking at a place or two lower than that.

We’ll definitely be without Krystian Pearce following his red card at Solihull Moors and new signing Cole Kpekawa looks the most likely to stand in for him. His Bromley team mate Todd Miller made his debut on Tuesday as did Jay Emmanuel-Thomas while Regan Griffiths made his first start in place of the injured Shane Byrne. Shane is expected to return from his tight hamstring tomorrow but could just be on the bench as a precaution.

There’s good news about Matt Preston and Sam Robinson with them both in light training now but still a few weeks away from their comebacks. Nathaniel Knight-Percival has even longer to go.

After their Gateshead win Woking will be up for this (their fans already think they’re invincible) but we’ll also be up for it and I think our better record in recent weeks should be enough for us the return home with all three points.

Update: This game was postponed from March 2nd to March 5th due to a waterlogged pitch at Woking. The preview remains the same with just the referee being changed.

Photo © KHFC

Referee: Mr Aji Ajibola. Dartford

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Previous games against Woking FC
Played: 40Won: 16Drew: 11Lost: 13
DateH/AComp:ScoreGoalsAtt: (away)
05-08-2023HNational League0 – 0 3116 (420)
26-03-2016ANational Premier1 – 1McQuilkin1730 (80)
31-10-2015HNational Premier1 – 0Murphy1449 (118)
14-02-2015HNational Premier1 – 1Hughes1646 (81)
27-09-2014ANational Premier2 – 3Styche, Gash, Storer1524
25-02-2014HSkrill Premier2 – 0Morgan-Smith, Storer1448 (34)
10-12-2013ASkrill Premier1 – 0 1166 (80)
26-03-2013HBlue Square Premier2 – 2Gowling, Malbon2038 (45)
06-11-2012ABlue Square Premier2 – 2Blissett 21168
01-04-2009ABlue Square Premier1 – 5Lowe, Barnes-Homer 2, McPhee, Smikle751 (60)
21-03-2009HBlue Square Premier3 – 0Riley, Richards, McPhee1594 (96)
26-04-2008ABlue Square Premier3 – 0 2310
17-11-2007HBlue Square Premier1 – 1Richards1426 (45)
09-04-2007HNationwide Premier0 – 1 1479 (86)
28-08-2006ANationwide Premier3 – 0 1544
07-01-2006ANationwide Premier0 – 1Mullins1514 (170)
13-08-2005HNationwide Premier2 – 1Atieno 21926 (200)
06-12-2003AFA Cup 2nd rd0 – 3Bennett 2, Burton3484
29-04-2000ANationwide Conference1 – 0 3210
28-08-1999HNationwide Conference3 – 2Taylor, Foster, Bennett1729
12-12-1998ANationwide Conference2 – 1Willetts1982
29-08-1998HNationwide Conference3 – 2Willetts, May 22024
21-03-1998AVauxhall Conference0 – 1Arnold2384
01-11-1997HVauxhall Conference1 – 1Doherty1920
14-04-1997HVauxhall Conference1 – 0Olney2916
31-03-1997AVauxhall Conference2 – 1Olney3420
25-11-1995AVauxhall Conference0 – 0 2264
23-09-1995HVauxhall Conference2 – 0Davies, Casey2716
11-05-1995NFA Trophy Final1 – 2Davies17,815
18-03-1995HVauxhall Conference0 – 2 1616
05-11-1994AVauxhall Conference0 – 0 2368
19-09-1994HJim Thompson Shield1 – 2Brindley1007
19-03-1994HVauxhall Conference3 – 1Palmer 2, Davies2705
04-12-1993HFA Cup 2nd rd1 – 0Forsyth4411
27-11-1993AVauxhall Conference1 – 0 1726
03-04-1993AVauxhall Conference1 – 5Purdie 3, Weir, Davies1537
12-09-1992HVauxhall Conference1 – 3Palmer1759
26-11-1990HFA Cup 1st rd 2nd replay1 – 2Lilwall3015
21-11-1990HFA Cup 1st rd 1st replay1 – 1Davies2827
17-11-1990AFA Cup 1st rd0 – 0 3249