Match preview Vs Hereford FCVenue: Edgar StreetDate: 26-12-18Kick off: 15:00hrs

24-12-18 - Preview - Hereford FC Vs Kidderminster Harriers

Big game time coming up. This year we have a change from the usual trip to Telford to look forward too and it’s over the Downs to Hereford FC. It’s been a few years since we last played Hereford and that was in their United guise but we have played them in a friendly a couple of seasons back when they came to us for for the Steve Millington memorial game.

Their fans have also visited us when we played Welling in a televised league game  and around two hundred Hereford fans turned up to unfurl their banners and protest against the crooks taking their club over. That terrible episode in their history is now well behind them and since the reformation into FC they have cruised up the pyramid sweeping all before them.

Josh Gowling
Josh Gowling
To face his old club tomorrow?

That has now come to a grinding halt with them struggling in the National North relegation zone, the sacking of the manager that helped rescue them – Peter Beadle – and the fans slowly drifting away from a high of 4,500 to around the 2,300 mark. The fans are now becoming accustomed to being on the losing end.

On Saturday they saw a mini decent run come to an end with a defeat at Bradford (Park Avenue) after winning three on the trot against FC Utd of Manchester, Alfreton Town and Billericay Town in the FA Trophy. Before that they had gone ten games without a win, the last coming against Truro in the FA Cup. That also came in the middle of a bad run too stretching back to Leamington on August 14th.

Since the new manager, Marc Richards, came in he has tried to bring in new faces to stop them from the slide but it doesn’t seem to be working yet. One of those ‘new faces’ was ex Harrier Josh Gowling who left Torquay Utd, via Alfreton, two weeks ago to join them. Also with them is Calvin Dinsley who was with us a few years ago but didn’t impress overmuch. The one that had potential and is now with them is Keyon Reffell but he’s been out all season with an ankle injury and underwent further surgery in October to sort the problem out.

There was another Red at Edgar Street until recently but Harry White has now left the club to go travelling the world. His first stopping point was in Redditch when he joined them a few days after missing his plane.

Following our lucky home draw against Curzon Ashton on Saturday we should be injury free once again. We were told by the club on Friday that James O’Connor was fully recovered from his groin injury but he was no where to be seen by the time the match came round. He may be fit for this game.

Hereford have a couple of players with problems. On loan Harvey Smith picked up and injury last week while playing in a game for his parent club Bristol City but should be ok to play while James Wesolowski is due to have a scan on a hamstring injury to assess the full extent of the injury he picked up on his debut two weeks ago and will not play.

This is a game, both games infact, that Hereford will be up for but while we may also be up for it too I can’t see us being up enough sadly to say. Our recent form, along with our frustrating style of play, has put doubts in many minds that we can get anything from a tough place to go. Christmas cheer might be in short supply but please Santa let it be a win for the Reds.  

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

Hall, Palmer, Phillips, Horsfall, O’Connor, Penn, Vaughan, Johnson, Wagner, Baxendale, Weeks, Stratford, Taylor-Randle, Austin, Bradley, Chambers, Daniels, K Richards, Williams, Waring.

Hereford FC from:

Horsell, Yates, Greenslade, Cullinane-Liburd, Thomas, Gowling, Wassall, Dielna, H Smith, Dinsley, E Richards, O’Sullivan, Murphy, Owen-Evans, Hockey, Finn, Wharton, Roberts. Lloyd, Franklin, L Smith, Symons.

Referee: Mr Sam Mulhall. Cheshire


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Previous games against Hereford FC
 
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
           
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 4994
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 ?