Match preview Vs Leamington FC Venue: New Windmill Ground Date: 02-05-22 Kick off: 15:00hrs

01-05-22 - Preview - Leamington FC Vs Kidderminster Harriers

Preview: Phil Lench

For our last away game of the season proper we make the short and easy trip over to Leamingtons New Windmill Ground in the knowledge that our fourth place spot in the table is now confirmed following Saturdays 3-0 home win against a doomed Guiseley AFC.

A brace from Ashley Hemmings and a first ever goal for Geraldo Bajrami was enough to see off the Lions while at the same time tomorrows hosts, Leamington FC, were winning 2-1 at Curzon Ashton in something of a surprise result. That was only their second away win of the season with the other one coming at Blyth Spartans in November. 

We’ll have Luke Simpson back between the sticks following his one match ban. Tom Palmer stood in for him admirably although he had very little to do against Guiseley apart from one smart save after we had finished scoring our goals. Lewis Montrose was a late withdrawal from the game for reasons unknown even though he was originally named as being on the bench. We should have no other absentees apart from Cliff Moyo who is out for the remainder of the season.

Leamington have two long term injuries with Kelsey Mooney (ACL) and Simeon Maye out. They also still have a smattering of ex-Harriers in Jake Weaver, Callum Gittings and Joe Clarke.

The manager, Paul Holleran, has said that he’ll be playing some youth teamers against us because they now have little to play for in the league and they also have the more important Birmingham Senior Cup Final game at Villa Park on Wednesday evening when they take on Stourbridge FC. Priorities, priorities!

If it is the case that Leamington will field a weakened side then we should cruise through this but you never know.   


Teams:

Harriers from:

Simpson, Palmer, Emery, Richards, Cameron, Foulkes, Panter, Penny, Bajrami, Lowe, Austin, Redmond, Lissimore, Montrose, Carrington, Martin, Freemantle, Bastable, Tolley, Hemmings, Bell, Morgan-Smith, White, Sterling-James.

Leamington FC from:

Weaver, Hawkins, Allen, Bushaj, English, Lane, Mace, Meredith, Morley, Clarke, Edwards, Gittings, Kelly-Evans, Taylor, Parker, Sang, Walker, Williams, Beeson, Turner.

Referee: Mr David McNamara. Preston


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Previous games against Leamington FC
Played: 18Won: 6Drew: 5Lost: 7
Results marked (v) are for information only following the season being made null & void in 2021 due to the pandemic
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
01-02-2022 H Vanarama North 3 – 0 Sterling-James, Cameron, White 1688 (55)
07-11-2020 H Vanarama North 1 – 1 (v) Arthur 0000
03-08-2019 H Vanarama North 2 – 2 Chambers, Williams 1551 (107)
19-04-2019 H Vanarama North 1 – 2 Ironside 1515 (93)
30-10-2018 A Vanarama North 0 – 4 Bradley, Weeks, Chambers, Vaughan 782 (250)
06-01-2018 A Vanarama North 1 – 1 Brown 912 (375)
15-08-2017 H Vanarama North 2 – 0 Ironside, Sonupè 1465 (101)
Previous games as AP Leamington
22-01-1983 H Southern League Premier 2 – 1 Powell, Maffei 529
09-10-1982 A Southern League Premier 1 – 3 Powell, Mullen, Gavin  
22-10-1977 H FA Cup 3rd qual rd 1 – 2 Griffiths 677
12-04-1976 H Southern League 1 North 1 – 3 Norwood 461
21-10-1975 A Southern League 1 North 0 – 0    
19-04-1975 A Southern League 1 North 3 – 0    
25-01-1975 H Southern League 1 North 0 – 1    
22-04-1974 A Southern League 1 North 2 – 0    
08-12-1973 H Southern League 1 North 2 – 2 Masterson, B Wassall 331
27-08-1973 H Southern League Cup 2nd leg 3 – 2 P Wassall, B Wassall, Henderson  
21-08-1973 A Southern League Cup 1st leg 2 – 0