Match preview Vs Kettering Town Venue: Aggborough Date: 18-04-22 Kick off: 15:00hrs

17-04-22 - Preview - Kidderminster Harriers Vs Kettering Town

Preview: Phil Lench

We hope that you all enjoyed your Easter eggs, and also that comeback from 2-0 down at Chester FC on Good Friday, but now we have another big game at Aggborough tomorrow when we face a difficult opponent in Kettering Town.

Cliff Moyo
Cliff Moyo
This one’s for you Cliff

Kettering have climbed the table a bit since we beat them at their place back in January and they now sit just outside the play-off places in eighth place having been as low as sixteenth at one stage. On Friday they beat Gloucester City 1-0 at Latimer Park.

In our game in January our only goal was scored by Amari Morgan-Smith and it was he who scored our first goal at Chester too when he intercepted a poor backpass to rob the keeper and slide the ball home.

Although it was brilliant to come from two goals down there was a real downside to the game when Cliff Moyo went to ground in pain during extra time. It appears that following his comeback from an Achilles injury a few weeks ago that he now has the same injury but in the other ankle meaning, possibly, another six months or more out of the game. He’s also out of contract in a few weeks time and it’s now looking very unlikely that he will be offered a new one. No doubt the fans, and the club, will all rally round to help him where needed.

On to the game tomorrow and we could have Geraldo Bajrami back in contention following his injury from a few weeks back and we could also have Sammy Austin back in the side after he got injured against Alfreton Town a couple of weeks ago. That one might not happen if he fails a fitness test.

Since our last meeting with The Poppies they’ve had a big clearout of playing staff. Manager Ian Culverhouse, who replaced Paul Cox just before the game in January, is slowly moulding the team into his own and nine players have left the club with around four coming in. Liam Daly is well known to us having spent a few days at Aggborough unsuccessfully a few seasons ago and another is Callum Stead who signed for them from Hitchen Town in February. In his five appearances so far he’s scored five times meaning that he’s the one to watch.

With us not getting any closer to that third place in the table time is beginning to run out if we want to grab it back from AFC Fylde. With Chester going to them tomorrow then there could be a shock result there (you have to live in hope) so a win against Kettering could be just what we need. 

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

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

Kettering Town from:

Jackson Smith, Davies, Brown, C Smith, Barratt, Johnson, Stohrer, Cooper, Daly, Sharpe, Kennedy, Empson, Jack Smith, Sheriff, Stead, Milovanovic, Crawford, Deacon, Herbert.

Referee: Mr Dean Watson. Lancashire


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Previous games against Kettering Town
Played: 74Won: 27Drew: 19Lost: 28
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)
25-01-2022 A Vanarama North 0 – 1 Morgan-Smith  864 (175)
01-12-2020 H Vanarama North 0 – 2 (v)   0000
26-08-2019 A Vanarama North 3 – 5 Chambers 2, Moyo, Peniket, Butterfield  911 (200)
14-04-2012 H Blue Square Premier 6 – 1 Wright 2, Malbon, Rowe, Jones, Williams 1967 (53)
01-10-2011 A Blue Square Premier 0 – 1 Matt 1301 (144)
11-01-2011 H Blue Square Premier 4 – 1 Morris, Blair, Briggs, Gittings 1036 (40)
16-10-2010 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 1 McPhee 1650 (162)
21-11-2009 A Blue Square Premier 0 – 2 Courtney, Barnes-Homer 1348 (143)
18-08-2009 H Blue Square Premier 0 – 1   1368 (169)
26-04-2009 H Blue Square Premier 0 – 1   2896 (279)
18-10-2008 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 0   2010 (276)
19-02-2000 A Nationwide Conference 3 – 1 Bennett 1815
23-10-1999 H Nationwide Conference 1 – 0 Druce 1708
15-02-1999 H Nationwide Conference 1 – 1 Weir 1977
05-09-1998 A Nationwide Conference 1 – 1 Willetts 1648
25-04-1998 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 2 Robinson, Davies 1576
22-11-1997 H Vauxhall Conference 4 – 1 Doherty 2, Bignall, Willetts 1874
22-02-1997 A Vauxhall Conference 3 – 1 Weir 2305
14-12-1996 H Vauxhall Conference 4 – 0 Yates, Hughes 2, Willetts 2754
23-03-1996 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 0   1376
04-09-1995 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0 Davies 1949
04-05-1995 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 3 Palmer 1417
31-10-1994 H Bob Lord Trophy 2nd rd 1 – 5 Humphreys 914
23-08-1994 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 0   3049
05-03-1994 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Davies 2922
13-11-1993 H FA Cup 1st rd 3 – 0 Brindley, Forsyth, Davies 3775
23-08-1993 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2   1274
24-04-1993 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 2 Purdie, Davies 1356
19-10-1992 H Bob Lord Trophy 2nd rd 3 – 0 Deakin, Forsyth, Hadley 624
31-08-1992 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 0   1608
13-04-1992 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 3 Weir, Davies 1243
21-09-1991 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 1 Howell 1532
27-04-1991 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 0 Humphreys, Wilcox, Whitehouse 1517
05-01-1991 A Vauxhall Conference 4 – 1 Howell 3112
16-12-1989 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 3 Forsyth, Blair 1335
28-08-1989 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2 Weir, Howell 2725
25-03-1989 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 1 Weir 4377
12-09-1988 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Tuohy 1555
07-11-1987 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 1 Hazlewood, Woodall 1521
24-10-1987 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Tuohy 1223
07-10-1986 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2 Buckland, Davies 830
29-09-1986 H Alliance Premier 2 – 1 Davies, Casey 1231
07-10-1985 H Alliance Premier 0 – 0   547
02-10-1985 A Alliance Premier 2 – 2 Ollis, Powell 1015
27-04-1985 H Alliance Premier 2 – 2 Jones, McGowan 558
17-04-1985 A Alliance Premier 2 – 2 McGowan, Ollis 758
24-03-1984 A Alliance Premier 4 – 2 Powell, Roberts 1010
05-03-1984 H Alliance Premier 3 – 1 Wood, Roberts, Powell 591
18-04-1959 A Southern League North West 4 – 3 Staples 2, Burns 2386
10-03-1959 H Southern League North West 2 – 2 Handy, Cotton  
22-02-1958 H Southern League 2 – 2 Handy, Wheeler  
12-10-1957 A Southern League 3 – 3 Humphries, McClelland, Wheeler  
09-09-1957 A Southern League Cup 1st rd 2nd leg 5 – 0   1797
03-09-1957 H Southern League Cup 1st rd 1st leg 0 – 1    
05-01-1957 H Southern League 3 – 3 McCabe, Hardiman, Knight 2072
24-11-1956 A Southern League 2 – 1 Burns 3504
03-05-1956 H Southern League 5 – 3 Smith 5  
26-04-1956 A Southern League 5 – 1 Coulson 3500
18-12-1954 A Southern League 3 – 1 Haycox  
21-08-1954 H Southern League 3 – 1 Treherne 2, Simner  
21-04-1954 H Southern League 5 – 2 McGuire, Treherne 2, Hardiman, Simner  
08-04-1954 A Southern League 1 – 0    
27-04-1953 A Southern League 5 – 0    
20-04-1953 H Southern League 3 – 1 McGuire, Thomas, Hardiman  
04-02-1952 H Southern League 5 – 0 Passmore, Coffey 2, Lewis, Wyllie 4000
05-01-1952 A Southern League 2 – 0   3368
05-09-1951 H Southern League Cup 2nd rd 0 – 0   4756
30-08-1951 A Southern League Cup 1st rd 0 – 1 Coffey 4562
02-05-1951 H Southern League 2 – 2 Bazeley 2 1187
10-03-1951 A Southern League 1 – 3 Perkins 2, Russell 2334
03-04-1948 H B’ham & District League 0 – 2    
30-03-1948 H B’ham & District League Cup SF 3 – 1 Welham 3 2409
31-01-1948 H Maserfield Cup 2nd rd 1 – 0 Pears 2488
10-01-1948 A B’ham & District League 1 – 0   4470