Match preview Vs Chorley FCVenue: Victory ParkDate: 09-03-19Kick off: 15:00hrs

08-03-19 - Preview - Chorley FC Vs Kidderminster Harriers

The Harriers will face a big test at Chorley FC tomorrow when they travel to Lancashire hoping to build on a run of three games unbeaten.

Ashley Chambers
Ashley Chambers
On the lookout for more goals

Last Saturday, at home to Nuneaton Borough, they were within minutes of going into seventh place in the table with our 4-1 win but in the last minute Telford Utd were grabbing a point at Boston Utd to stop us moving up while Chorley were also scoring in the final minute to give them a point at Darlington and also keep them at the top of the table.

That point for our hosts tomorrow denied Stockport County going top for the first time this season but, finally, on Tuesday they did just that by beating Boston away and getting their reward at the top of the league. Tomorrow, with us at Chorley, County will be at Brackley Town in another clash between clubs in or around the play-offs.

We’ll be facing the majority of the play-off teams over the coming weeks too making our run in towards the end of the season one of the hardest of all the contenders. Spennymoor Town, Brackley Town, Altrincham and Bradford (PA) are all on out to do list in the next three weeks.

Hopefully we’ll be taking a strong side to Chorley with Declan Weeks expected back if he passes a fitness test before the game. Liam Truslove, who some were wondering where he was, will also be assessed with an injury that no one knew that he had, again.

Ashley Chambers will also be hoping to continue in his rich vein of form following his hat trick last Saturday while Joe Ironside has also rediscovered his shooting boots since his barren spell before York City. Four goals in the last five games is testament to that.

Chorley have been on a run of poor form in recent weeks and have only won twice in the previous six games. At home to Nuneaton two weeks ago and the home game before that they beat fellow promotion hopefuls Brackley. It’s only their early season form that’s keeping them there and that was helped with a 4-0 win at Aggborough back in November. That was a bad result for us and also meant that we still haven’t scored against them since Arthur Gnahouas wonder strike in the play-off game back in May 2017.

It’s high time that was changed and we can then start out on this tough run of games with confidence.

Photo © KHFC


Harriers from:

Hall, Palmer, Taylor, Horsfall, O’Connor, Penn, Johnson, Heaton, McAlinden, Weeks, Stratford, Taylor-Randle, Truslove, Butterfield, Higginson, Austin, Chambers, Daniels, Ironside, Richards, Williams, Clayton-Phillips, White.

Chorley FC from:

Urwin, Eccles, Challoner, Blakeman, Teague, Leather, Jordan, Meppen-Walter, Anson, O’Keefe, Whitham, Cottrell, E Newby, Lenehan, Hooper, A Newby, Wilson, Carver, Almond, Darr, McGurk.

Referee: Mr Samuel Barrott. West Riding

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Previous games against Chorley FC
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
17-11-2018 H Vanarama North 0 – 4   2090 (117)
09-01-2018 A Vanarama North 0 – 0   790 (50)
05-08-2017 H Vanarama North 0 – 1   1793 (130)
07-05-2017 H Vanarama North PO SF 2nd leg 0 – 2   3407 (342)
03-05-2017 A Vanarama North PO SF 1st leg 0 – 1 Gnahoua 2487 (400)
18-02-2017 A Vanarama North 2 – 1 Brown 1242 (100)
13-08-2016 H Vanarama North 0 – 0   1339 (84)
10-02-1990 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0   615
30-09-1989 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 1 Casey 2, Forsyth 1725
01-04-1989 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 3 Davies, Bancroft, OG 712
03-09-1988 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2   1321