FA Cup 3rd qualifying round
Match preview Vs Stourbridge FCVenue: War Memorial ParkDate: 06-10-18Kick off: 15:00hrs

The Harriers venture the short distance to the Stadium of Glass tomorrow afternoon hoping to hear the sound of breaking glass as we shatter Stourbridges’ hopes of progressing any further in the FA Cup. The one thing against that happening though is our abysmal record of winning cup ties there in recent years.

It was three seasons ago that we last played them in the FA Cup under Dave Hockaday and we collapsed to a disastrous 3-0 defeat. Two months later we returned to the War Memorial Ground for the FA Trophy and lost again with a 2-1 scoreline.  Our only goal in those two meetings was from Gurjit Singh.

Now we have to be ready and this time do better to come home with the win.

We should now have a fully fit side at our disposal with Joel Taylor hopefully back from his eye injury. If he’s not then we’re going to have to draft in yet another academy player to fill the seventeen strong bench. Harry Stratford, Reiss Taylor-Randle and Harry Higginson have already made fleeting appearances and will no doubt be used again.

Our hosts, Stourbridge, will have defender Jack Duggan out with a hamstring injury while Rob Thompson-Brown will be making an appearance against his former club. The Glassboys play in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Central and, following their 3-1 win against Needham Market last Saturday, sit in third place. On Wednesday evening they took a mixed side to Evesham Utd for their league cup game and came away with a 3-2 win.

The biggest talking point this week hasn’t been the actual game, and whether we could win, but the naive arrangements surrounding the lack of ticketing and that there will only be 600 spaces for Harriers fans. In fact the figures for those two previous meetings explodes that argument out of the water with a quoted 500 Harriers fans travelling for the FA Trophy and around 60 less for the FA Cup game a few weeks earlier.

With the gates opening at 1.30pm the answer is to get there as early as possible rather than missing out and if you miss out then you won’t see the Harriers progress into the next round of the Cup will you?


Teams:

Harriers from:

B Hall, Palmer, Taylor, Horsfall, O’Connor, Digie, Vaughan, Johnson, Baxendale, Weeks, Austin, Bradley, Chambers, Daniels, Richards, Williams, Ironside, Stratford, Higginson, Taylor-Randle.

Stourbridge FC from:

Maher, Wren, Brown, L Hall, Hayden, McCone, Christophorou, Pirpoint, Westlake, Birch, Edmonds-Hill, Evans, Forde, Mills, Powell, Steele, Thompson-Brown, Tonks, Broadhurst, Anderson, Benbow, Cameron, Attoumani, Rydhel-Junior.

Referee: Mr Sam Mulhall, Cheshire


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Previous games against Stourbridge FC
 
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
12-12-2015 A FA Trophy 1st rd 2 – 1 Singh 902 (500)
24-10-2015 A FA Cup 4th qual rd 3 – 0   2032 (444)
04-08-2012 H Worcester Senior Cup Final 0 – 1   1021
26-02-2009 A Worcester Senior Cup QF 0 – 3 Carr 3 292
11-01-2000 A Worcester Senior Cup 2nd rd 2 – 5 Hines, Hadley, Brownrigg, Marsh 354
18-02-1998 H Worcester Senior Cup QF replay 1 – 1 Yates 379
27-01-1998 A Worcester Senior Cup QF 0 – 0   296
02-03-1996 H Worcester Senior Cup SF 1 – 2 Davies 750
28-03-1991 A Worcester Senior Cup SF 0 – 3 Taylor, Whitehouse, McGrath 805
04-04-1990 A Worcester Senior Cup SF 2 – 3 Casey, Burton, Howell 647
26-02-1983 A Southern League Premier 1 – 1 Waddington 571
30-10-1982 H Southern League Premier 1 – 0 Powell 511
16-09-1982 A Southern League Cup 1st rd 2nd leg 1 – 0   401
23-08-1982 H Southern League Cup 1st rd 1st leg 2 – 0 Vassallo, Mullen 501
08-03-1982 H Southern League Midland 2 – 2 Powell 2 602
02-09-1981 A Southern League Midland 1 – 1 Powell  
29-04-1981 H Worcester Senior Cup Final 2nd leg 0 – 2    
22-04-1981 A Worcester Senior Cup Final 1st leg 1 – 1 OG  
27-12-1980 H Southern League Midland 3 – 2 Foxwell, Williams 534
29-09-1980 A Southern League Midland 1 – 1 Wright 621
05-04-1980 H Southern League Midland 2 – 1 Powell 2 466
26-12-1979 A Southern League Midland 2 – 1 Powell  
02-05-1979 H Worcester Senior Cup Final 2nd leg 2 – 1 Smith, OG  
24-04-1979 A Worcester Senior Cup Final 1st leg 2 – 2 Mullen 2  
04-11-1978 A Southern League 1st Div North 2 – 2 Mullen 2  
30-09-1978 H Southern League 1st Div North 4 – 2 Chambers, Griffiths, Mullen, Saint  
25-03-1978 H Southern League 1st Div North 1 – 0 Haywood  
27-12-1997 A Southern League 1st Div North 2 – 1 Haywood  
09-04-1977 A Southern League 1st Div North 2 – 0    
25-09-1976 H Southern League 1st Div North 1 – 2 Griffiths 408
11-09-1976 A Welsh FA Cup 1st rd 1 – 0    
04-02-1975 A Border Counties League 2 – 1 McGowan  
01-08-1974 H Border Counties League 2 – 0 Lynch, Jones  
03-03-1974 A Southern League 1st Div North 2 – 0    
08-09-1973 A Welsh FA Cup 1st rd 2 – 1 Ball  
11-08-1973 H Southern League 1st Div North 1 – 1 Henderson 885
20-03-1973 A Southern League 1st Div North 0 – 0    
08-01-1973 H Camkin Cup 2nd rd 3 – 0 P Wassall, Jewkes, Lynch 701
12-08-1972 H Southern League 1st Div North 3 – 0 P Wassall, Lynch, Jones 1179
01-11-1971 A Border Counties League 1 – 2 B Wassall, Jessop  
13-09-1971 H Border Counties League 2 – 3 McKay 2 1745
09-04-1971 A Border Counties League 1 – 0    
01-04-1971 H Border Counties League 3 – 0 B Wassall, P Wassall, Price  
19-12-1970 H West Midland Premier 4 – 0 Jackson, P Wassall, Smith, Henderson  
30-11-1970 H West Midlands League Cup 3rd rd 2 – 1 P Wassall 2  
31-08-1970 A West Midland Premier 1 – 2 P Wassall, Jackson  
09-05-1970 H Border Counties League 6 – 0 B Wassall 3, Holder, Cocker, Watson  
20-04-1970 H Staffordshire Senior Cup SF 1 – 0 Watson  
02-04-1970 A Camkin Cup Final 2nd leg 2 – 3 Cocker, Henderson, B Wassall  
23-03-1970 H Camkin Cup Final 1st leg 5 – 0 Chester, P Wassall, B Wassall, Watson, Cocker  
16-03-1970 H West Midland Premier 2 – 3 P Wassall, Henderson  
18-11-1969 A Worcester Senior Cup 2nd rd 3 – 4 Cocker 3, Smith  
14-10-1969 A Border Counties League 0 – 2 B Wassall, Henderson  
11-10-1969 A West Midland Premier 1 – 3 P Wassall, Watson, Henderson  
03-03-1969 H Worcester Senior Cup SF 1 – 0 Henderson  
11-01-1969 H West Midland Premier 9 – 1 P Wassall 3, Taylor, Cocker 2, Henderson 2, Smith  
14-09-1968 A West Midland Premier 1 – 5 Gilbert 2, B Wassall, Smith, OG  
08-05-1968 H Worcester Senior Cup SF 2nd leg 2 – 3 B Wassall, P Wassall  
20-04-1968 H West Midland Premier 2 – 1 Gilbert, P Wassall  
03-04-1968 A Worcester Senior Cup SF 1st leg 4 – 1 P Wassall  
21-02-1968 H Camkin Cup QF 2nd leg 2 – 1 P Wassall, B Wassall  
19-02-1968 A Camkin Cup QF 1st leg 3 – 4 P Wassall 2, B Wassall, Henderson  
29-08-1967 A West Midland Premier 0 – 4 P Wassall, Henderson 2, Watson  
11-03-1967 A West Midland Premier 2 – 1 Gilbert  
27-12-1966 H West Midland Premier 5 – 1 Gilbert, B Wassall, Holbutt, Henderson, Salisbury  
26-03-1966 A West Midland Premier 1 – 2 Wyatt, B Wassall  
30-10-1965 H West Midland Premier 2 – 0 Henderson, Gilbert  
30-08-1965 H West Midland League Cup 1 – 3 P Wassall  
05-04-1965 H West Midland League 3 – 1 P Wassall 2, Gilbert  
09-01-1965 H West Mids League Cup 1st rd replay 1 – 3 Buxton  
29-09-1964 A West Mids League Cup 1st rd 1 – 1 Gilbert  
12-09-1964 A West Midland League 1 – 1 P Wassall  
18-04-1964 H West Midland League 2 – 4 Gilbert, Price  
02-11-1963 A West Midland League 3 – 1 Price  
18-05-1963 H West Midland League 0 – 1    
01-08-1962 A West Midland League 0 – 0    
21-04-1962 A Birmingham & District League 0 – 2 Beasley, Gilbert  
18-11-1961 H Birmingham & District League 6 – 1 O’Brien 3, Barber, Wright 2  
31-12-1960 A Birmingham & District League 0 – 0    
29-08-1960 A Birmingham & District League 0 – 1 Lane  
27-03-1958 H Birmingham Senior Cup SF 0 – 3    
26-10-1955 H Worcester Senior Cup 1 – 2 Punter  
12-04-1955 H Worcester Senior Cup SF 5 – 1 Knight 2, Duggins, Hardiman, Cocum  
30-09-1953 H Herefordshire Senior Cup 5 – 0 Heron, Aldred, Lesz, McCabe 2  
06-10-1951 H Birmingham Senior Cup 2nd rd 3 – 0 Bury, Treherne 2 5023
11-09-1950 A Birmingham Senior Cup 1st rd 1 – 2 Tatum, Kerigan  
24-09-1949 H FA Cup preliminary rd replay 2 – 3 Grant, Mitchell  
17-09-1949 A FA Cup preliminary rd 0 – 0    
06-03-1948 A Worcester Senior Cup 2nd rd replay 4 – 1 Pears  
17-01-1948 A Worcester Senior Cup 2nd rd replay 5 – 2 Grosvenor, Pears  
06-12-1947 H Worcester Senior Cup 2nd rd 1 – 1 Pears 2504
07-04-1947 H Birmingham Combination 2 – 1 Grosvenor, Lewis  
26-12-1946 A Birmingham Combination 3 – 3 Lewis 3  
14-09-1946 A Worcester Senior Cup 1st rd 2 – 1 Lewis  
11-05-1946 H Birmingham Senior Cup Final 5 – 0 Woolley, Lewis 3, Lilley  
22-04-1946 A Birmingham Combination 2 – 0    
26-12-1945 H Birmingham Combination 5 – 0 Thomas 4, Male  
10-10-1937 H FA Cup 3 – 2 ?  
12-04-1926 A Worcester Senior Cup 2 – 0    
16-09-1911 H FA Cup 3 – 2 ?  
12-11-1904 A FA Cup 0 – 1 ?  
24-11-1902 A FA Cup 0 – 2 ?  
19-11-1902 H FA Cup 0 – 0    
15-11-1902 A FA Cup 2 – 2 ?  
06-10-1900 A FA Cup 5 – 2 ?  
16-10-1895 A FA Cup 1 – 2 ?  
12-10-1895 H FA Cup 0 – 0    
17-09-1892 A Birmingham & District League 0 – 2 ?