Match preview Vs Guiseley AFCVenue: Nethermoor ParkDate: 10-12-19Kick off: 19:45hrs

09-12-19 - Preview - Guiseley AFC Vs Kidderminster Harriers

The Harriers will be setting off for Guiseley AFC tomorrow afternoon with very few Harriers fans joining them on the journey. The club announced today that due to the small take up of seats on the supporters coach they will not be running one. This is possibly the first time in living memory that this has happened and can only be put down to the loss of faith in the club leading to apathy all round. That apathy seems to be effecting the people running the club too.

With a new manager supposedly appointed by ‘the board’ we were all expecting some kind of visionary statement to be issued but still the silence is deafening. 

Speaking of the appointment on their behalf, Richard Lane said: “This is a new era for the football club.

This is the time to focus on building a bright future for the club and moving forward, collectively, with the supporters and the town behind us”.

Richard? we’re still waiting!

Cliff Moyo
Cliff Moyo
Making a return to his old club

On Saturday, with the the new man Jimmy Shan in charge, we were still worse than useless against Boston Utd and you can understand the fans apathy. He has to turn this round very soon because following that 3-1 defeat we are now rock bottom of the current form table and in nineteenth place in the table proper. An all time low in terms of placing in a league table. We’ve only picked up five points from a possible twenty four since we crashed out of the FA Cup at Stafford Rangers and that, to put it bluntly, is relegation form.

We were without Ed Williams and Richard Peniket against Boston and now we could be without Ashley Hemmings too after he was forced off during the first half with injury. Shan, like John Pemberton and Russ Penn before him, was promised new strengthening players but so far they seem to be way over the horizon.

Guiseley aren’t doing too badly this season sitting in mid table but they have been going through a rough patch recently. On Saturday they lost 2-0 at home to Brackley Town and also had a first half injury with Aaron Martin going off injured. Scott Garner was then sent off in the second half but will play against us.

They last won a home league game in mid September, pleasingly against Hereford FC, although they did win the following week in the FA Cup against Stockton Town.

Two well known former Harriers are at Nethermoor with Marcus Bignot in joint charge while Kennedy Digie plays for them. On Saturday his little brother Dennis was on the bench for the Boston game. Our captain Cliff Moyo is a former player with them.

Guiseley will be wanting to win this game and so should we. We need to make sure that we’re at the top of our game if we want that to happen.

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

Mannion, Palmer, Mountjoy, Davidson, Higginson, R Johnson, Moyo, D Lowth, R Williams, Prosser, Weeks, Taylor-Randle, Scott, D Digie, Butterfield, Shenton, Austin, Chambers, Fuller, E Williams, Freemantle, S Lowth, White, Peniket, Diau, Hemmings.

Guiseley AFC from:

Allinson, Lambton, Dewhurst, Bencherif, Garner, Jones, K Digie, Nicholson, Cantrill, McNally, Newall, Felix, Spencer, Smith, Soleman, Barkers, Clayton, Martin, Shaw, Scrivens, G Johnson.

Referee: Mr James Westgate. Durham


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Previous games against Guiseley AFC
Played: 5Won: 1Drew: 1Lost: 3
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
27-04-2019 H Vanarama North 1 – 2 Ironside 1354 (38)
27-10-2018 A Vanarama North 0 – 0   697 (80)
23-01-2016 H Vanarama Premier 0 – 1   1431 (57)
15-08-2015 A Vanarama Premier 1 – 0   756 (70)
18-12-2007 A FA Trophy 1st rd 1 – 2 Penn, Harkness 312 (50)