Match preview Vs GatesheadVenue: International StadiumDate: 15-02-20Kick off: 15:00hrs

14-02-20 - Preview - Gateshead Vs Kidderminster Harriers


Russ Penn
Russ Penn
His 2nd time in charge against Gateshead this season

The Harriers head back up North for the second time in a week tomorrow to face in form Gateshead at the International Stadium. On a run of eight games unbeaten they’ve recorded six victories and two draws. There are also four games postponed during that run but it still takes them back to the turn of the year since their last defeat and that came at home to Blyth Spartans on Boxing Day. 

On Tuesday evening, just a measly 100 miles South of Newcastle, we beat Farsley Celtic with a late goal from Oliver Shenton in near galeforce conditions. There’s another gale forecast for Saturday, Storm Dennis, that could play some part in whether the game will go ahead.

If it does then it’ll mean a second return there for our latest manager, Russ Penn, to a club that he spent some time at in the 2017-18 season where he was an ever present member of the team for the entire season before returning to York City for a second stint the following season.

In the corresponding game at home in December it was Penn who was in charge for that game too. In the second, and final, game of that stint as caretaker manager he was to hand the reins over to the now departed Jimmy Shan a week later. The result in that game was a 1 – 1 draw with our goal coming from Ryan Johnson.

Gateshead will be at full strength for the game while we could be without Johnson with a hamstring injury. Declan Weeks is still out long term with his toe problem but Austin Samuels is fit once again. Harry Higginson is back at Aggborough once more but he may be off back to Bromsgrove Sporting again soon with them from up the road begging us to let him go back until the end of the season.

It was good to see our better away form continue at Farsley but can we do it again at a much better Gateshead? If we do then we’ll have won our last three away games on the trot.

It’s all down to Dennis now. 

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

Mannion, Palmer, Mountjoy, Davidson, Johnson, Moyo, D Lowth, R Williams, Higginson, Prosser, Taylor-Randle, Butterfield, Shenton, Austin, Chambers, Fuller, Nabi, E Williams, Freemantle, S Lowth, Hemmings, Samuels.

Gateshead from:

Guthrie, James, Barrow, Nicholson, Cooper, Williamson, Lees, Agnew, Forbes, Oliver, Thomson, Cranston, Greenfield, Olley, Deverdics, O’Donnell, Tear, Blackett, Preston, Curry, Keating.

Referee: Mr Andrew Sykes. Lytham St Annes


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Previous games against Gateshead
Played: 39Won: 13Drew: 9Lost: 17
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
03-12-2019 H Vanarama North 1 – 1 Johnson 948 (8)
05-12-2015 H Vanarama Premier 0 – 1   1489 (42)
22-08-2015 A Vanarama Premier 1 – 1 Singh 800 (44)
24-02-2015 A Vanarama Premier 2 – 0   620 (18)
06-09-2014 H Vanarama Premier 2 – 1 Reid, Blissett 2607 (83)
01-02-2014 A Skrill Premier 3 – 1 Johnson 625 (90)
10-08-2013 H Skrill Premier 3 – 1 Gash, Gittings, Dunkley 2110 (76)
05-03-2013 A Blue Square Premier 2 – 0   273 (101)
27-10-2012 H Blue Square Premier 1 – 1 Malbon 1639 (27)
10-01-2012 A Blue Square Premier 2 – 1 Wright 724 (49)
13-08-2011 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 3 Wright, Storer 1636 (53)
08-01-2011 A Blue Square Premier 2 – 2 BlairWright 508 (62)
05-10-2010 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 1 Byrne, Blair 937 (14)
10-04-2010 A Blue Square Premier 0 – 2 McPhee 2 602 (47)
19-09-2009 H Blue Square Premier 3 – 2 OG, Smikle, Barnes-Homer 1286 (15)
18-03-1998 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 0   403
23-08-1997 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Smith 1592
03-05-1997 A Vauxhall Conference 3 – 1 Hughes 1276
17-08-1996 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 2 Doherty, Webb, Hughes 1658
20-04-1996 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Hughes 1509
08-04-1996 A Vauxhall Conference 4 – 1 Shepherd 687
24-01-1996 A FA Trophy 1st rd replay 2 – 0   383
20-01-1996 H FA Trophy 1st rd 0 – 0   1319
11-03-1995 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0   789
25-10-1994 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 3 Hughes 2 2058
25-04-1994 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Humphreys 2438
23-03-1994 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2 Cartwright 2 473
01-03-1993 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 3 Palmer, Davies, Deakin 716
12-12-1992 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0   321
02-05-1992 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 3 Humphreys 3 505
24-08-1991 H Vauxhall Conference 5 – 3 Barnett 2, Humphreys, OG, Wilcox 1051
24-04-1991 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 1 Weir 418
13-10-1990 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 3 Shilvock, Howell 922
29-04-1987 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 4 Casey 2, Woodall, Tuohy 202
07-02-1987 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 1 Casey, MacKenzie, Davies 1079
13-04-1985 A Alliance Premier 4 – 1 Powell 163
05-01-1985 H Alliance Premier 3 – 0 Davies, Powell 2 540
19-11-1983 H Alliance Premier 1 – 0 Roberts 437
08-10-1983 A Alliance Premier 1 – 0   249