Date: 29-03-24 Match preview Vs Altrincham Venue: Aggborough Kick off: 15:00hrs

28-03-24. Kidderminster Harriers Vs Altrincham. Match preview

Preview:Phil Lench

The Harriers have reached the final few weeks of the season and the countdown to the Last Chance Saloon begins at the start of Easter tomorrow with an important home game against Altrincham.

Alex Penny
Alex Penny …
Better be fit for tomorrow. We need him

With the Reds still stuck in the relegation zone, even after only losing twice in thirteen games, we must simply win our three remaining home games and hope for the best in the two away games left. On paper the three games at home against Alty, FC Halifax Town and Eastleigh FC are all winnable so we have to make sure that is what we do. Away from home it’s a different matter with both games against the top two clubs, newly crowned as champions Chesterfield and second placed Barnet look to be a little harder and maybe the best we can hope for would be a point from each.

Last Saturday we drew our fourth game in a row at Wealdstone when we really had to get the three points but failed. The first half we went in one down and it should have been more if it wasn’t for the heroics of our defenders and Christian Dibble in keeping them at bay. The second half was a different matter though and, with a better strikeforce, we should have rolled out winners by some margin.

Goals have been our downfall all season with our thirty five goals scored well below most other clubs in the league. Even relegated Oxford City have scored fifty one goals but it’s their defence that have got them relegated with a whopping eighty seven goals conceded compared to our credible forty eight. Number one club Chesterfield have conceded more than we have.

Hopefully we’ll be able to put out a strong side tomorrow with very little in the way of injuries. Alex Penny took a couple of knocks at Wealdstone that looked a bit worrying at the time but he seemed to recover during the second half. It’s a day or two later that the pain makes itself known though. Apart from possibly Alex only Shane Byrne will be missing while Nathaniel Knight-Percival has gone out on loan to the National League North champions elect Tamworth.

Latest signing Charlie Weston made his debut at Wealdstone but having a short time on the pitch it was hard to form an opinion of him but he looked useful and could pass the ball. Hopefully we’ll see more of him tomorrow.

So here we go. It’s the countdown to our survival. Be there and back the lads and hopefully they’ll reward us and Phil Brown for their unerring support with a bloody good win.

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Referee: Mr Ross Martin. Bridport

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Previous games against Altrincham
Played: 58Won: 22Drew: 15Lost: 21
DateH/AComp:Score GoalsAtt: (away)
13-01-2024HFA Trophy 4th rd0 – 0(4-2 pens) 1658 (250)
25-10-2023ANational League1 – 1 OG2077 (223)
21-12-2019ANational North1 – 1 Butterfield988 (96)
14-09-2019HNational North2 – 0 Chambers1463 (106)
30-03-2019ANational North2 – 1 Ironside1095 (150)
29-09-2018HNational North3 – 2 Williams, Bradley, Chambers1517 (116)
17-04-2017ANational North1 – 4 McQuilkin, Ironside, Brown, Sonupè826 (178)
29-08-2016HNational North1 – 0 Gnahoua1489 (72)
02-04-2016HNational Premier1 – 1 Whitfield1402 (119)
13-10-2015ANational Premier2 – 2 Hassan, Whitfield869 (80)
10-01-2015HFA Trophy 2nd rd0 – 1  1204 (163)
29-11-2014ANational Premier2 – 1 Johnson1019 (118)
16-09-2014HNational Premier4 – 0 Gash, Reid, Johnson, Styche1451 (90)
12-02-2011HNationwide Premier2 – 1 Byrne, Wright2930 (88)
04-09-2010ANationwide Premier1 – 2 Gittings, McPhee929 (84)
03-04-2010ANationwide Premier3 – 2 Matthews 2889 (64)
29-08-2009HNationwide Premier3 – 0 Smikle 2, Barnes-Homer1415 (114)
11-04-2009ANationwide Premier2 – 2 Brittain, Barnes-Homer1142 (236)
23-08-2008HNationwide Premier4 – 0 Creighton, Richards, Brittain, Smikle1335 (125)
05-04-2008HNationwide Premier1 – 1 Christie1535 (143)
08-01-2008ANationwide Premier2 – 1 Christie788 (70)
21-01-2007ANationwide Premier0 – 1 Smikle1116 (100)
09-12-2006HNationwide Premier3 – 2 Constable, Christie, Harkness1455 (92)
02-01-2006ANationwide Premier3 – 0  1165 (100)
26-12-2005HNationwide Premier1 – 1 Christie2206 (76)
06-05-2000ANationwide Conference0 – 0  1761
11-03-2000HNationwide Conference1 – 1 Marsh3054
05-10-1999ABob Lord Trophy 1st rd1 – 0  370
15-02-1997HVauxhall Conference1 – 1 Hughes2679
21-09-1996AVauxhall Conference0 – 1 Doherty848
21-10-1995HVauxhall Conference1 – 1 Davies2429
02-09-1995AVauxhall Conference1 – 1 Deakin881
25-03-1995HFA Trophy qtr final5 – 0 Humphreys, Langford 2, Forsyth, Davies2660
19-11-1994HVauxhall Conference2 – 2 Brindley, Yates2271
10-09-1994AVauxhall Conference2 – 0  1007
07-05-1994HVauxhall Conference0 – 1  4114
11-09-1993AVauxhall Conference1 – 0  688
17-11-1992AVauxhall Conference2 – 2 Davies, Grainger678
22-08-1992HVauxhall Conference0 – 1  1225
01-01-1992AVauxhall Conference1 – 1 Howell842
04-11-1991HVauxhall Conference1 – 0 Whitehouse1128
15-12-1990HVauxhall Conference0 – 1  1121
02-10-1990AVauxhall Conference1 – 2 Howell 2655
21-04-1990HVauxhall Conference1 – 2 Benson867
12-09-1989AVauxhall Conference1 – 0 Casey743
24-04-1989HVauxhall Conference2 – 3 Sugrue, Kimberley914
22-10-1988AVauxhall Conference3 – 1 Davies1194
06-02-1988HVauxhall Conference4 – 1 Bancroft 2, Casey, Davies1115
22-09-1987AVauxhall Conference2 – 3 MacKenzie, Casey 21125
03-01-1987AVauxhall Conference3 – 1 Casey1874
18-08-1986HVauxhall Conference3 – 0 Casey 2, Buckland944
15-10-1985AAlliance Premier2 – 1 Casey1015
26-08-1985HAlliance Premier0 – 2  811
04-03-1985AAlliance Premier2 – 1 Powell1008
10-11-1984HAlliance Premier0 – 2  509
02-04-1984AAlliance Premier0 – 1 Tuohy924
14-01-1984AFA Trophy 1st rd0 – 2 Bowater, Powell636
15-10-1983HAlliance Premier0 – 2  414