FA Cup 2nd qualifying round replay
Match preview Vs Stafford RangersVenue: Marston RoadDate: 24-09-19Kick off: 19:45hrs

23-09-19 - Preview - FA Cup 2nd Qual Rd replay - Stafford Rangers VS Kidderminster Harriers


Richard Peniket
Richard Peniket
Hoping to be fit or we’ll be even shorter on numbers

Harriers face Stafford Rangers again tomorrow evening in the replay for the game that ended in a draw on Saturday. The winners of this FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round replay will have the honour, or otherwise, of facing Stourbridge FC in the next round. You could say that would be our just desserts for failing to win at Aggborough.

That 0-0 draw saw the Reds put together twenty one attempts to score without actually getting any of them into the net thanks to a solid defensive showing from Stafford, and also their keeper Lewis King who pulled off some fine saves to keep us out. Truth be told though that although we had chances galore we never really looked like scoring during the second half and opted instead to play the ball around either along the line or back to our keeper.

The manager John Pemberton complained in his post match video that he was annoyed with complaints from fans in the Main Stand that we should be playing the ball forward instead. I have to agree with them to an extent because I thought that our play was pedestrian at times and we failed to see our strikers really pressuring the Stafford defenders and get themselves into the area. I’d rather see them getting flagged for offside than tapping the ball around in midfield.

At least we should be expecting a more open game at Marston Road tomorrow and if Rangers persist in playing defensively at home then they should be ashamed in presenting such tactics in front of their own fans. If they do come out and play then hopefully our speedy style of play should return and we’ll hopefully go through into the next round.

Along with Cameron Gregory we could be without Richard Peniket after he was withdrawn during the first half on Saturday with a suspect hamstring injury. It’s to be hoped that he’ll be fit enough to play because we’re already low on numbers even with a full squad at our disposal.

With a bit of luck, and a strong backing from our fans, we could be going back to familiar ground. Just a shame it’ll be in Stourbridge.

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

Palmer, Mountjoy, Davidson, O’Connor, Higginson, Penn, Johnson, Moyo, D Lowth, S Lowth, Digie, 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 Ed Duckworth. Preston


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Previous games against Stafford Rangers
Played: 51Won: 26Drew: 8Lost: 17
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
21-09-2019 H FA Cup 2nd qual rd 0 – 0   950 (129)
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