FA Cup 2nd qualifying round
Match preview Vs Stafford RangersVenue: AggboroughDate: 21-09-19Kick off: 15:00hrs

20-09-19 - Preview - FA Cup 2nd Qual Rd - Kidderminster Harriers Vs Stafford Rangers

The Harriers burst into FA Cup action when old foes Stafford Rangers return to Aggborough for the first time since a 6-0 defeat here back in March 2008. That game was one of the final nails in the coffin of Rangers time at the top of non league football and since then they have been trying to make their way back with little success.

Rangers, who hadn’t picked up a single league point at home this season until their draw with FC Utd of Manchester last Saturday, got through to this round with an emphatic 3-0 win against Mickleover Sports at their home ground of Marston Road in the previous round. Two of those goals came from former Harriers Luke Jones and Evan Garnett with the other goal scored by Anthony Malbons assassin Louis Briscoe.    

They’ll be without Theo Bailey-Jones for the game with a ruptured tendon while we’ll be without Cameron Gregory and Jamie Sharman with both out long term. Rangers have just re-signed a former Harrier Robert Thompson-Brown but he won’t be available having played in the Cup with Bromsgrove Sporting a few weeks back. Another former Harrier, Paul Bignot, is also with them.

Our record in the Cup hasn’t been too good in recent years having gone out to Stourbridge in the following round last season while the previous season we made the boring trek to boring AFC Fylde and lost there in the first round proper. Basically any game against Fylde was just an excuse for them to scout our players anyway.

We should be able to field a strong first team for the game tomorrow but with only ten genuine first team regulars available, plus Tom Palmer, then our bench could be seen to be weak with teams having to name seven subs in the FA Cup. At least with the likes of Harry Higginson and Ollie Shenton we’ll have something to fall back on.

On paper this should be a game that we ought to win but with us only getting our first home win of the season, against Altrincham last Saturday, then we’re going to have to be alert to Rangers thinking that we could be vulnerable at home. It’s time that vulnerability was addressed and what better game to do it in.

Any, hopefully not, replay will be at Marston Road on Tuesday. 


Teams:

Harriers from:

Palmer, Mountjoy, Davidson, O’Connor, Higginson, Penn, Johnson, Moyo, D Lowth, R Williams, Prosser, Weeks, Taylor-Randle, Scott, Butterfield, Shenton, Austin, Chambers, E Williams, Freemantle, White, Peniket.

Stafford Rangers from:

King, Bignot, M Hill, Jones, D Burns, Harvey, Green, Garnett, Berks, Briscoe, Howarth, Sherratt, Coulson, J Burns, Dixon, Davies, Charles, Sanali, J Hill, Burnett, Thorley. 

Referee: Mr Richie Watkins. Nuneaton


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Previous games against Stafford Rangers
Played: 51Won: 26Drew: 8Lost: 17
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
04-03-2008 H Blue Square Premier 6 – 0 Knights, Christie 2, Russell 2, Barnes-Homer 1240 (85)
14-08-2007 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 3 Richards 2, Hurren 1126 (282)
23-01-2007 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 0 Russell, Penn 1573 (103)
26-12-2006 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 2 Constable 2 1758 (475)
27-04-1995 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 2 OG 1168
18-02-1995 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 2 Davies, Phillips 1024
26-02-1994 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 0 Weir, Davies 2182
15-11-1993 H Bob Lord Trophy 2nd rd 3 – 0 Humphreys, Davies 2 774
02-10-1993 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 3 Davies, Purdie, Cartwright 1187
20-03-1993 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2   1234
16-02-1993 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 1 Hadley 1294
04-04-1992 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 0   1102
13-01-1992 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 1 Weir, Forsyth 1136
06-03-1991 A Vauxhall Conference 3 – 1 Forsyth 856
29-09-1990 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 1 McGrath, Howell 1107
24-03-1990 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 1 Casey 1333
02-10-1989 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 0 MacKenzie, Sugrue, Forsyth 2105
07-01-1989 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 1 Davies 1410
07-11-1988 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 2 Bancroft, Davies 2 1507
29-10-1988 A FA Cup 4th qual rd 2 – 1 Davies 1552
12-12-1987 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2 Weir, Casey 1154
19-09-1987 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 0   1315
27-04-1987 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Weir 1017
09-09-1986 A Vauxhall Conference 4 – 1 Casey 1451
08-03-1986 H Alliance Premier 1 – 1 Davies 1064
23-11-1985 A Alliance Premier 3 – 2 Davies 2 1273
11-04-1985 H Stafford Senior Cup SF 1 – 0 Barton 336
25-10-1982 H Stafford Senior Cup 1st rd 1 – 0 Gavin 509
09-02-1982 A Stafford Senior Cup 2nd rd 2 – 0    
26-09-1981 A Welsh FA Cup 1st rd 2 – 1 Richards  
23-04-1981 A Stafford Senior Cup SF 2nd replay 1 – 3 Mullen 2, Wright 399
16-04-1981 H Stafford Senior Cup SF replay 1 – 1 Mullen 534
29-03-1981 A Stafford Senior Cup SF 0 – 0    
03-05-1978 A Stafford Senior Cup Final 2nd leg 3 – 0    
26-04-1978 H Stafford Senior Cup Final 1st leg 2 – 3 Mullen, Cox 477
10-12-1969 H Stafford Senior Cup 2nd rd replay 2 – 1 P Wassall 2  
02-12-1969 A Stafford Senior Cup 2nd rd 0 – 0    
18-09-1965 A FA Cup 2nd qual rd 0 – 2 P Wassall, Gosling  
07-09-1963 H FA Cup 1st qual rd 4 – 1 Redding, Price, Gilbert, Fullwood  
29-10-1951 H FA Cup 1st qual rd 3 – 2 Bury 2, Wyllie 4779
21-10-1950 A B’ham Senior Cup 2nd rd replay 5 – 0    
07-10-1950 A B’ham Senior Cup 2nd rd 1 – 1 Johnson  
18-01-1947 A B’ham Combination 3 – 2 Wilder, Salters  
14-12-1946 H B’ham Combination 3 – 1 Salters, Hackett, Wilder  
02-10-1926 H FA Cup 2 – 0 ?  
07-10-1922 A FA Cup 3 – 1 ?  
27-09-1919 A FA Cup 4 – 2 ?  
28-09-1912 H FA Cup 0 – 1    
24-10-1906 H FA Cup replay 4 – 0 ?  
20-10-1906 A FA Cup 1 – 1 ?  
26-11-1904 A FA Cup 1 – 0