Match preview Vs Blyth SpartansDate: 08-09-18Venue: AggboroughKick off: 15:00hrs

07-09-18 - Preview - Kidderminster Harriers Vs Blyth Spartans

With two consecutive wins under the belt the Harriers are now looking to add a third with the visit of Blyth Spartans to Aggborough tomorrow.

Last Saturday saw the Reds get their first win at Boston Utd since we won there back in November 2005 in the LDV Trophy. Our last league win was even further back in August 1992 with the same 3-0 scoreline so a win there was long overdue. A week earlier we beat Stockport County 2-1 but that’s a regular occurence.

Now we have to make sure of all three points against a team that put eight past Chester FC a month ago. Since that game they haven’t been so prolific in front of goal and the only win since then came at home to Altrincham last weekend.

The Spartans are suffering with injuries to the squad with most of them affecting defenders. Sam Brotherton (ligament), Aaron Cunningham (sprained ankle), Jordan Watson (ACL) and Ryan Hutchinson (knee) are all out long term with the last one mentioned out since last season.

Luckily (cross fingers) we have no such problems and should be able to field the same starting eleven again tomorrow. Dan Bradley returned to the side following his three match ban last week but I can’t see him dislodging Ed Williams and will probably be on the bench again.

Last season we won the corresponding game 5-4. Somehow I can’t see that happening again but we can only hope.


Harriers from:

Hall, Palmer, Taylor, Horsfall, O’Connor, Digie, Vaughan, Johnson, Baxendale, Truslove, Weeks, Austin, Wagner, Bradley, Chambers, Daniels, Richards, Williams, Ironside.

Blyth Spartans from:

Jameson, Skirpan, Nicholson, Liddle,  Buddle,  I Watson,  Reid, Rivers, Mullen, Wrightson, Horner, Green, Ardelean, Oliver, Dale, Maguire, Butler, Holmes, Fewster.

Referee: Mr Matthew Corlett. Liverpool

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Previous games against Blyth Spartans
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
07-04-2018 A Vanarama North 1 – 2 Croasdale, Sonupè 738 (100)
23-09-2017 H Vanarama North 5 – 4 Brown, Pearson 2, Sonupè, Wright 1524 (71)
25-10-1997 A FA Cup 4th qual rd 2 – 1 Casey 656
06-02-1982 H FA Trophy 2nd rd 2 – 1 Mullen 2 1182