Match preview Vs Spennymoor TownVenue: The Brewery FieldDate: 28-09-19Kick off: 15:00hrs

27-09-19 - Preview - Spennymoor Town Vs Kidderminster Harriers

Ashley Chambers
Ashley Chambers
Needs to practice his penalty taking

The Harriers have now got to salvage something positive from the ashes of our failed FA Cup run and the best way to do that is to get back on the horse and ride. Tuesday evening saw the team, and the long suffering fans, at their worst as they failed to score again in the replay at Stafford Rangers with the part timers from a league below us, and without a league win all season, knocking three goals past us.

One of those goals was a well executed penalty which is more than you can say for Ashley Chambers cringe worthy effort that was last seen heading for Stoke on Trent. We now have to put it all right at Spennymoor Town tomorrow and that isn’t going to be easy.

At the moment Spennymoor sit below us in the table with a game in hand, That was due to having some home games called off earlier in the season due to issues with their new pitch that had been relaid because of poor drainage in previous seasons. Hopefully that’s all been sorted out now and unless there’s an almighty deluge on Saturday morning then our game should go ahead.

Again we’ll have a very thin squad for this game, made all the more thinner due to injuries to Richard Peniket and Ed Williams. Peniket has a hamstring problem that will be looked at before tomorrows game while Williams has a problem with his hip and that will need assessing too. Cameron Gregory is back in training now but his return is still some way off.

Last weekend Spennymoor travelled over the Pennines to Lancaster City’s Giant Axe ground for their FA Cup game and came away with a 5-0 win. Two of their goals were scored by Glen Taylor on his return from injury with the other three coming from Andrew Johnson, James Roberts and Mark Anderson. That made seventeen goals scored in their last five games with just four conceded. Something we can only dream of.

With no one still any wiser about what is happening behind the scenes at Aggborough it’s being left to the manager John Pemberton to carry the can for our poor season so far and he does so bravely and with little to no support from above. The fans are wondering how long this can carry on for and when will Pembo say goodbye to it all and to the man that promised him everything yet delivered zero.

Lose this game and that day will be drawing ever closer.

Photo © KHFC


Harriers from:

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

Spennymoor Town from:

Atkinson, Gould, Mason, Harrison, C Williams, Magnay, Brogan, Curtis, Buddle, Greenwood, Hibbs, Hall, Henry, Anderson, Ramshaw, Ward, A Johnson, Chandler, McKenna, Cogdon, Boyes, Taylor, Roberts. 

Referee: Mr Adam Williamson. Durham

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Previous games against Spennymoor Town
Played: 4Won: 1Drew: 2Lost: 1
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
16-03-2019 H Vanarama North 2 – 1 Chambers 2 1436 (36)
08-01-2019 A Vanarama North 2 – 1 Phillips 575 (29)
17-04-2018 A Vanarama North 1 – 1 N’Gwatala 415 (80)
21-10-2017 H Vanarama North 2 – 2 McQuilkin, Brown 1406 (28)