Match preview Vs Hereford FC Venue: Edgar Street Date: 18-01-22 Kick off: 19:45hrs

 

17-01-22 - Preview - Hereford FC Vs Kidderminster Harriers

Preview: Phil Lench

Yes it’s here again. Yet another Hereford preview but, hopefully, this one won’t be a waste of time, this time. It’s well known about the infestation down at Edgar Street that led to the abandonment of our festive fixtures so now we have the chance to try and play them again starting with the away fixture tomorrow evening. The game at Aggborough will be on February 15th.

Devonte Redmond
Devonte Redmond
Arrived on Friday from Wrexham

We come into this game, as before, on the back of an unbeaten run of ten games in the league. On Saturday a dramatic last gasp header from Marcus Dinanga gave us all of the points at Darlington while at the same time Hereford were at home being given a lesson in football by Gateshead. 0-2 was the result there.

Tomorrow the Heed will be at home to basement AFC Telford so three points at the International will put them top while three points for us will put us into third place with three games in hand.

We’re looking really strong at the moment and the FA Cup win against Reading seemed to confirm the belief within the squad that this could finally be our turn. The squad was strengthened further on Friday with the arrival of Devonte Redmond from Wrexham AFC and the midfielder looks to be the replacement we were looking for to replace Elliot Bonds after he was recalled from his loan with us by Cheltenham Town. There may be further strengthening before too long too.

Hereford are in a bit of a mess on the pitch with quality loan players, like Levi Andoh, returning to their clubs but inferior players being bought in from the likes of Lye Town and Lichfield City (Justice Campbell and Sam Fitzgerald respectively). They have also loaned in Seb Revan from Aston Villa and he’ll be remembered by Harriers fans when he played against us in the FA Cup for Grimsby Town in November.

They’ll be without the one quality defender they did have with Krystian Pearce missing the game as he serves the second of the three game ban he received following a dismissal at Brackley Town. A game they lost 1-0. Levi Andoh has seen his loan end and has now gone back to Ipswich Town along with Dan Smith who was on loan from Eastleigh.

Since our FA Trophy win there last year they have also seen Victor Sodeinde leave for a better life at Banbury Utd while, today, Zeli Ismail walked out on the club claiming he’d been promised better elsewhere.

They have injuries too: Harry Pinchard has a groin problem, Luke Haines a calf tear and the former Harriers defender, Jared Hodgkiss, is having knee injections. At this rate they’ll be putting out their womens team out against us.

As for us we seem to have an empty treatment room with Cliff Moyo now out of it and Nathan Cameron probably out of it too. He missed the Darlington game but that was seen as a precaution. 

So there we go then. All we have to do now is win.

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

Simpson, Emery, Richards, Cameron, Foulkes, Penny, Bajrami, Lowe, Austin, Montrose, Carrington, Martin, Redmond, Freemantle, Bastable, Tolley, Hemmings, Morgan-Smith, White, Sterling-James, Dinanga.

Hereford FC from:

Hall, Liburd-Hines, Lloyd, Klukowski, Raison, Egan, Fitzgerald, Vincent, Gillela, Pollock, Revan, Forsyth, Kouyhar, Whittingham, Campbell, Speake, Owen-Evans, Storey, Gordon, McLean, Morris, Smith, Njie.

Referee: Mr Richie Watkins. Nuneaton


Shanes Opposition Stats Pack:

At home in the league: (P11, W4, D3, L4) Farsley 0-1, AFC Fylde 1-4, Spennymoor 0-2, Leamington 1-1, Alfreton 3-3, Chorley 1-0, Blyth 2-0, Chester 1-0, Kettering 3-0, Curzon 2-2, Gateshead 0-2.

Goals (all competitions): Owen-Evans – 6, Storey – 5,  Smith – 3,  McLean – 3, Pinchard – 2,    Haines – 2,  Gordon – 2, Lloyd – 1,  Kouyhar – 1,  Hulbert – 1,  Forsyth – 1.

Since our win at Edgar St in the Trophy Hereford have won 1, drew 1 and lost 1 at home.

We all know their COVID outbreak put paid to the Christmas crackers, the Bulls have seen a bit of change in the squad since then: Dan Smith returned to Eastleigh, Levi Andoh returned to Ipswich.

Luke Haines & Jared Hodgkiss have missed the last couple of games, but they have recently welcomed Toby Raison back from a loan with Merthyr Town and George Forsyth after an injury layoff. He played against Gateshead on Saturday. Harry Pinchard is expected to be another week or so away following an injection to solve a groin problem.

Victor Sodeinde, who came on as a sub against us in the Trophy, has now left the club and joined Banbury Utd. Pa Sulay Njie is still at the club and has had Covid.

The Squad (appearances are starts + sub, includes both league and cups):

Goalkeepers: Brandon Hall (P19 conceded 19. Faced 2 penalties, both saved. Former Harrier), Nykah Jarone Liburd-Hines (P1 conceded 0), Jordan Wright (P4 conceded 7 including 1 penalty. No longer with the club because he was on loan from Nottm Forest, 9th Sept to 9th Nov)

Defence: Jared Hodgkiss (P21. Former Harrier), Levi Andoh (P16, was on loan from Ipswich),  Jaden Charles (P0. Was on loan from Mansfield Town), Luke Haines (P18, 2 goals), Mitch Hancox (P9, on loan to York since 29th Oct), Reiss McNally (P3, was on loan from Solihull), Krystian Pearce (P10, sent off at Brackley and will miss the game), Patrick Prosper-Fini (P8. Joined Hednesford Town on dual registration on November 26th), Toby Raison (P0) Ryan Price (P0), Jamie Egan (P11, on loan from Bristol Rovers), Sam Fitzgerald (P0, dual registration with Lichfield City. Signed on Saturday), Dinesh Gillela (P2, ex Bournemouth, signed just before Brackley), Seb Revan (P1, on loan from Aston Villa and played against us in the FA Cup for Grimsby).

Midfield: George Forsyth (P10, 1 goal, former Harrier), Zeli Ismail (P12, left club for a second time today), Yan Klukowski (P5. Former Harrier), Maziar Kouhyar (P17, 1 goal), Ryan Lloyd (P23, 1 goal), Tom Owen-Evans (P22, 6 goals), Harry Pinchard (P9, 2 goals), Ben Pollock (P20), Joe Speake (P0), Miles Storey (P18, 5 goals), Richard Whittingham (P1), James Vincent (P12. Former Harrier), Justice Campbell (P0, dual registration with Lye Town. Signed on Saturday).

Attack: Joey Butlin (P1, missed pen. Left for Chasetown on 15th Aug), Jaanai Gordon (P8, 2 goals, dual registration with Stratford Town since 16th Nov), Ollie Hulbert (P6, 1 goal. Was on loan from Bristol Rovers. Now on loan at Gloucester), Ryan McLean (P22, 3 goals and a missed pen), Harley Morris (P0), Dan Smith (P21, 3 goals. Was on loan from Eastleigh), Victor Sodeinde (P3. Left to join Banbury Utd), Pa Sulay Njie (P0).


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Previous games against Hereford FC
Played: 106Won: 43Drew: 24Lost: 39
Results marked (v) are for information only following the season being made null & void in 2021 due to the pandemic
Date H/A Comp: Score   Goals Att: (away)
27-11-2021 A FA Trophy 2nd rd 1 – 1 Harriers won 3-5 on penalties Morgan-Smith 1615 (286)
02-12-2021 H Vanarama North 1 – 1 (v)   Hemmings 0000
26-12-2020 A Vanarama North 3 – 1 (v)   Maxwell 938 (0)
01-01-2020 A Vanarama North 2 – 1   Hemmings 2508 (488)
26-12-2019 H Vanarama North 3 – 1   Shenton 2, Hemmings 2117 (517)
01-01-2019 H Vanarama North 2 – 1   Richards, Weeks 2745 (911)
26-12-2018 A Vanarama North 1 – 0     3210 (518)
Previous games as Hereford Utd
28-01-2014 A Skrill Premier 1 – 1   Gowling 2014 (340)
26-12-2013 H Skrill Premier 2 – 1   Gash, Jackman 3420 (321)
01-01-2013 H Blue Square Premier 0 – 1     3674 (586)
26-12-2012 A Blue Square Premier 0 – 1   Matt 2902 (755)
25-03-2006 A Nationwide Premier 0 – 1   Blackwood 4223 (398)
29-10-2005 H Nationwide Premier 1 – 1   Atieno 3241 (1031)
03-01-2000 H Nationwide Conference 1 – 1   Foster 4606
27-12-1999 A Nationwide Conference 1 – 1   Hadley 4447
02-01-1999 A Nationwide Conference 1 – 3   Taylor 2, May 2658
26-12-1998 H Nationwide Conference 1 – 0   Thomas 3188
14-12-1998 H Bob Lord Trophy 2nd rd 1 – 2   Arnold 645
01-01-1998 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 4   Thomas 4693
26-12-1997 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0     4671
20-12-1989 H Welsh FA Cup 4th rd 1 – 3   Forsyth 1166
19-04-1989 A Welsh FA Cup SF 2nd leg 0 – 0     2936
06-03-1989 H Welsh FA Cup SF 1st leg 1 – 0   Dearlove 2703
30-11-1987 A Welsh FA Cup 3rd rd 0 – 3   Jones 3 944
22-04-1986 A Welsh FA Cup SF 2nd leg 3 – 1   Tuohy 3257
07-04-1986 H Welsh FA Cup SF 1st leg 4 – 1   Casey 2, Davies 2 2368
12-11-1973 H Border Counties League 2 – 2   Bingham, Ball  
19-02-1973 H Border Counties League 0 – 1     792
29-11-1972 A Border Counties League 2 – 3   P Wassall 2, McGee 746
02-10-1972 H Worcester Senior Cup Final 2nd leg 3 – 3   Jones, Lynch, B Wassall 1340
13-09-1972 A Worcester Senior Cup Final 1st leg 0 – 1   P Wassall 3158
29-11-1971 H Border Counties League 2 – 0   McKay, B Wassall 1101
18-11-1971 A Border Counties League 1 – 1   B Wassall 2677
03-05-1971 H Worcester Senior Cup Final 2nd leg 2 – 2   P Wassall, B Wassall 2024
26-04-1971 A Worcester Senior Cup Final 1st leg 0 – 1   Watson 2720
07-11-1970 A FA Cup 4th qual rd 5 – 0     6687
14-10-1970 A Border Counties League 2 – 2   Round, Chester 3480
05-10-1970 H Border Counties League 3 – 0   P Wassall, B Wassall, Henderson 1900
01-10-1969 H Border Counties League 3 – 1   P Wassall, B Wassall, Henderson 2200
17-09-1969 A Border Counties League 2 – 0     2917
28-02-1968 H Worcester Senior Cup 2nd rd replay 3 – 1   Gilbert, P Wassall, Marshall 1569
15-11-1967 A Worcester Senior Cup 2nd rd 0 – 0     2971
19-10-1966 H FA Cup 4th qual rd replay 2 – 4   Henderson, Holbutt 5494
15-10-1966 A FA Cup 4th qual rd 1 – 1   Salisbury 7046
03-04-1965 H Worcester Senior Cup SF replay 4 – 1   Gilbert 3, Buxton 2430
24-02-1965 A Worcester Senior Cup SF 0 – 0     3341
17-09-1958 A Southern League North West 1 – 0     2896
26-08-1958 H Southern League North West 1 – 3   Mitchell 1203
08-02-1958 H Southern League 0 – 1     1100
28-09-1957 A Southern League 5 – 0     4987
09-02-1957 H Southern League 3 – 0   Coulson, McCabe, OG 860
29-09-1956 A Southern League 1 – 0     3432
03-09-1956 H Southern League Cup 1st rd 2nd leg 1 – 7   Basterfield  
29-08-1956 A Southern League Cup 1st rd 1st leg 5 – 1   Knight 3155
25-02-1956 H Southern League 2 – 2   Haycox, Hardiman 1085
15-10-1955 A Southern League 0 – 1   Cocum 3540
04-05-1955 H Worcester Senior Cup Final 0 – 1      
29-01-1955 A Southern League 3 – 0     2861
20-09-1954 H Southern League 3 – 2   Hitchens 2, Hardiman  
02-09-1954 A Southern League Cup Final 2nd leg 1 – 1   Lesz 3345
26-08-1954 H Southern League Cup Final 1st leg 2 – 1   Treherne, Lesz 3066
26-04-1954 H Southern League 3 – 0   McCabe 2, Treherne  
06-04-1954 A Southern League 0 – 1   Lesz 2289
03-03-1954 H Hereford Senior Cup SF 3 – 0   Hardiman 2, Millington 826
10-02-1954 H Southern League Cup 2nd rd replay 2 – 3   Hitchens 2  
07-01-1954 A Southern League Cup 2nd rd 2 – 2   Heron, Millington 2099
14-02-1953 A Southern League 6 – 3   Danby, Paxton, Muir 2822
01-11-1952 H Southern League 0 – 2      
16-02-1952 A Southern League 3 – 0     4791
03-11-1951 H Southern League 0 – 2     3800
05-04-1951 A Southern League 3 – 1   Tatum 3331
20-01-1951 H Southern League 1 – 1   Raine  
30-09-1950 H FA Cup 1st qual rd 0 – 1     4726
14-01-1950 A Southern League 4 – 2   Galley, Jowett 4235
24-12-1949 H Southern League 3 – 0   Haycox 3  
26-12-1948 A Southern League 2 – 2   Jones, Haycox 6180
25-12-1948 H Southern League 2 – 4   Setchell 2 2596
27-11-1948 H FA Cup 1st rd 0 – 3     9155
10-04-1948 A B’ham & District League 2 – 3   Jowett 2, Setchell  
14-02-1948 A B’ham & District League Cup 2nd rd 1 – 3   Welham, Pears 2  
27-09-1947 H B’ham & District League 3 – 3   Salter, Salters 2319
28-08-1939 A Southern League 2 – 1   Archibald 3853
29-04-1939 A B’ham & District League Cup 0 – 1   ?  
08-04-1939 H B’ham & District League Cup 2 – 1   ?  
03-12-1938 A Keys Cup 2 – 4   ?  
23-11-1938 H Keys Cup 4 – 0   ?  
04-05-1938 H B’ham & District League Cup 2 – 1   ? 2543
15-01-1938 A B’ham & District League 1 – 1   ?  
08-12-1937 H B’ham Senior Cup 5 – 2   ?  
20-11-1937 A B’ham Senior Cup 0 – 0      
04-09-1937 H B’ham & District League 1 – 0   ?  
27-02-1937 A B’ham & District League 0 – 2   ?  
01-08-1936 H B’ham & District League 1 – 3   ?  
07-12-1935 H B’ham & District League 3 – 0   ?  
26-04-1935 H B’ham & District League 3 – 1   ?  
10-12-1932 H B’ham & District League 4 – 6   ?  
07-04-1932 A B’ham & District League 2 – 1   ?  
13-12-1930 A B’ham & District League 0 – 0      
01-09-1930 H B’ham & District League 4 – 1   ?  
12-01-1929 A B’ham Senior Cup 3 – 1   ?  
22-12-1928 A B’ham & District League 6 – 3   ?  
15-12-1928 H B’ham & District League 2 – 2   ?  
14-01-1928 A B’ham Senior Cup 2 – 1   ?  
18-09-1926 H FA Cup 4 – 2   ?  
09-09-1925 H B’ham Senior Cup 4 – 3   ?  
06-09-1924 H FA Cup 7 – 2   Edwards 3, Brooks 3, Harper