Match preview Vs York CityVenue: AggboroughDate: 04-01-21Kick off: 19:45hrs

04-01-21 - Preview - Kidderminster Harriers Vs York City

 

Jason Cowley
Jason Cowley
Hoping for a first start

The Harriers will be hoping that tomorrow evenings game at home to promotion hopefuls York City will be able to go ahead. The forecast for the day is mainly below freezing so one has to hope that the covers are already on.

This game was originally supposed to have been played back in mid November but City had a case of COVID-19 in the camp so the game was, naturally, called off. With the virus still going strong this is yet another game that the fans will have to view on their TV’s.

On Saturday their game at home to Bradford (PA) was called off due to a frozen pitch while ours against Hereford FC went ahead following the clearing of the snow from the pitch on the previous day. In respect we’re wishing it had been called off now because our second half showing was the pits after such a barnstorming first half that saw us go into the break with a slender 1-0 lead that should have been at least three.

In the second half we came out in the belief that we had already won the game but Hereford had other ideas. How they didn’t score more than the one that they got from such a soft penalty we’ll never know. Our goal also came from a penalty that was nailed on when Yan Klukowski sent Ethan Freemantle flying but theirs was supposed to have been a push in the back on Lenel John-Lewis by Lewis Montrose. How we wish we had VAR sometimes.

We had a brief glimpse of our new loan signing, Jason Cowley, towards the end of the game but it wasn’t enough to tell how good, or bad, he is yet. Freemantle started the game leading the line in place of the suspended Amari Morgan-Smith but, again, failed to get on the scoresheet. Hopefully tomorrow Cowley will get the start to see if he can do the same for us as he has in his career so far: 125 goals in 161 games.

No doubt we’ll still be without Jim Kellermann. We’ve hardly seen him play so far in between injuries, suspensions and more injuries. We have no other injuries and neither have City although it’s hard to find any real information on possibilities.

This is a game that we’ll need to get something from. Our recent form hasn’t been the best having dropped down to eighth in the current form table even though we still remain in second place in the real league table. Both Chester FC and AFC Fylde drew level on points with us on Saturday and with Chester at home to Guiseley AFC tomorrow we could find ourselves dropping to fifth if other teams results don’t go our way.

Let’s get this season back on track.

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

Simpson, Palmer, Phillips, Richards, Austin, Lowe, Moyo, Penny, Arthur, Maxwell, Taylor, Montrose, Tolley, Prosser, Kellermann, Martin, Freemantle, Hemmings, White, Cowley, Sterling-James.

York City from:

Jameson, Whitley, Flatters, Duckworth, Barrow, Newton, Kennedy, Tinkler, Wright, Woods, Cassidy, Redshaw, Bunn, King, Spratt, Dyson, Potts, Guilfoyle, Jebson-King, Gamble, Wollerton, Whitfield, Harrison, McLaughlin, Brown.

Referee: Mr Jon Kenny. Cheshire


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Previous games against York City
Played: 33Won: 12Drew: 10Lost: 11
Date H/A Comp: Score   Goals Att: (away)
22-02-2020 H Vanarama North 0 – 1     1574 (281)
02-11-2019 A Vanarama North 1 – 1   Hemmings 2586 (121)
16-02-2019 H Vanarama North 1 – 2   Ironside 1598 (147)
24-11-2018 H FA Trophy 3rd qr 1 – 3   Vaughan 784 (66)
15-09-2018 A Vanarama North 0 – 3   Williams 2, Ironside 2404 (116)
13-03-2018 H Vanarama North 2 – 1   Bradley 2 1244 (91)
16-12-2017 H FA Trophy 1st rd 2 – 1   Pearson, Sonupè 1138 (89)
18-11-2017 A Vanarama North 1 – 1   Croasdale 2507 (117)
24-01-2012 H Blue Square Premier 1 – 1   McQuilkin 2417 (159)
19-12-2011 A Blue Square Premier 2 – 3   Byrne, Gittings, Matt 2830 (56)
30-11-2010 H Blue Square Premier 0 – 0     1066 (79)
23-10-2010 H FA Cup 4th qual rd 0 – 2     1123 (144)
14-08-2010 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 2   Gittings, Shaw 2682 (177)
23-03-2010 H Blue Square Premier 0 – 1     1127 (135)
26-09-2009 A Blue Square Premier 3 – 2   Smikle, Barnes-Homer 2509 (113)
28-03-2009 A Blue Square Premier 0 – 0     2384 (171)
11-02-2009 A FA Trophy 3rd rd replay 1 – 1 York won 14-13 on penalties Richards 683 (34)
31-01-2009 H FA Trophy 3rd rd 1 – 1   Brittain 1115 (153)
23-09-2008 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 0   Smikle, Richards 1481 (93)
05-01-2008 A Blue Square Premier 2 – 2   McGrath, Christie 2423 (116)
08-09-2007 H Blue Square Premier 3 – 0   Richards 2, Bennett 1589 (177)
20-01-2007 H Nationwide Premier 2 – 1   Constable, Bennett 2073 (303)
16-09-2006 A Nationwide Premier 1 – 0     2181 (98)
09-04-2006 A Nationwide Premier 2 – 2   Fleming, Reynolds 3376 (95)
19-11-2005 H Nationwide Premier 0 – 0     1768 (243)
06-03-2004 H Nationwide League 3 4 – 1   Foster, Bennett, Yates, Murray 2569 (220)
21-12-2003 A Nationwide League 3 1 – 0     2973 (136)
21-04-2003 A Nationwide League 3 0 – 0     4069
14-12-2002 H Nationwide League 3 1 – 2   Bishop 2304
23-03-2002 A Nationwide League 3 0 – 1   Larkin 2787
23-10-2001 H Nationwide League 3 4 – 1   Broughton 2, Sall, Foster 2002
05-05-2001 A Nationwide League 3 1 – 0     3185
25-11-2000 H Nationwide League 3 3 – 1   Smith 2, Foster 2602