Match preview Vs Hereford FCVenue: Edgar StDate: 26-12-20Kick off: 15:00hrs

24-12-20 - Preview - Hereford FC Vs Kidderminster Harriers

The Harriers begin their festive campaign with an away trip to Hereford FC on Boxing Day. In turn Hereford will be coming to Aggborough on the day following New Years Day, the 2nd.

Josh Gowling
Josh Gowling
Played for both. Managed for one

With this ever changing situation there won’t be any Harriers fans allowed to travel to Edgar St and likewise for the return game. Hereford was in Tier 1 a week ago but that has now been raised to Tier 2 although that won’t make any difference to the game being played. It will still be home fans only.

At the moment Hereford sit down in a lowly-ish sixteenth place in the league rankings but they have only played nine games compared to our eleven. Those nine games read out as three for all departments: won, drew and lost. The good stat is that in five home games they’ve only won the one game, against AFC Fylde so all’s well there then.

Last Saturday, and during the week, they were in FA Trophy action. On the Tuesday they beat St Neots Town 3-0 at Edgar St while last Saturday they just about got through at Nantwich Town with by single goal. That result has now set them up with an away trip to the team that knocked us out (or did we knock ourselves out?) Stamford AFC. I hope they’ve watched the video to see how not to do it.

For the game itself on Boxing Day they could be without two of their former Harriers. Kennedy Digie has a hamstring problem while Jared Hodgkiss was a late omission at Nantwich. The rest of their team could read like a Harriers who’s who. Brandon Hall in goal, Jamie Grimes in defence along with Yan Klukowski, James McQuilkin controlling midfield while Sami Nabir might be on the bench if he’s not turning out for Worcester City on his dual registration. Then if you add in the management duo of Josh Gowling and Steve Burr you’ll have a total of nine former Reds.

Thankfully we aren’t lumbered with any former Bulls.

Hopefully we haven’t got any injuries in the camp with all now fully recovered from any niggles. Just have to hope no one’s put their back out pulling crackers or imbibed of too many mince pies and ginger beer.

It would be good to get a long overdue win at Hereford. Something that we haven’t achieved since Jamille Matt gave us a narrow 1-0 win on Boxing Day 2012. We drew there on the first day of 2014 with a goal scored by their manager but since then nothing but dodgy refereeing decisions. No doubt that will be the decider again this time around.

Hereford will be streaming the game at a cost of £10 and that can be found HERE. Please bear in mind that this has to be purchased before 12.00pm on the day.

Can I take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas – Hereford fans too – and also hopefully all three points – not Hereford fans 🙂

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

Simpson, Palmer, Phillips, Richards, Austin, Lowe, Moyo, Penny, Arthur, Maxwell, Taylor, Montrose, Tolley, Prosser, Kellermann, Martin, Freemantle, Hemmings, Morgan-Smith, J White, Sterling-James.

Hereford FC from:

Hall, P White, Dan Jones, Grimes, Camwell, Raison, Pollock, Klukowski, John-Lewis, Hodgkiss, Owen-Evans, Finn, Digi, McQuilkin, Coke, Lloyd, Whittingham, Brown, Nabi, Mooney, Dylan Jones.

Referee: Mr Sam Mulhall. Cheshire


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Previous games against Hereford FC
Played: 103Won: 42Drew: 23Lost: 38
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
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 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 Edwards 3, Brooks 3, Harper