Match preview Vs AltrinchamVenue: Moss LaneDate: 30-03-19Kick off: 15:00hrs

29-03-19 - Preview - Altrincham Vs Kidderminster Harriers

The season finale is slowly drifting away from the Harriers and this game at Altrincham tomorrow could confirm the end for us if we lose yet another game in this crucial spell of games against the other play off hopefuls.

Last week we ‘improved’ ? on our previous worst display of the season when we crashed 3-1 at a Brackley Town in a game that the home team strolled through with ease. Previously, at Chorley two weeks ago the hosts also strolled through with ease and began to put our promotion hopes in doubt. We now face another side looking to go up and we need to nip these ‘improvements’ in the bud.

Sam Austin
Doubtful for the game at Altrincham

At the start of the season Alty were one of the best sides that we had seen at Aggborough for years with some super play that was reminiscent of the Harriers at their best. Somehow we managed to win the game 3-2 and that kept us in second spot in the table. We stayed in and around that place until November when the slump started that lead to the sacking of Neil MacFarlane.

Since that game the form that Alty showed then has been kept up and they now find themselves one place above us but with two games and three points in hand due to them not having a game for three weeks now because of waterlogged pitches and other teams cup games. Hopefully they won’t be match fit.

They have a couple of long term injuries with James Poole out with a hamstring injury following his return from a cruciate ligament injury at the start of this season. Max Harrop, Matt Chadwick, Ben Harrison and Steven Drench have all been carrying injuries with Harrison probably the one that won’t be making tomorrow with a persistent knee injury. 

We do have an excuse for the poor showing at Brackley (but not Chorley) with most of our midfield absent or injured. Absent was Milan Butterfield who was away on international duty with Bermuda while out injured were Ed Williams, Liam Truslove, Billy Daniels and Nick Clayton-Phillips. Declan Weeks was on the bench waiting for his return from injury and should now start tomorrow, thankfully. Out of those others missing Milan is now back home while Williams and Daniels should have recovered from their injuries leaving Truslove and NCP as the only ones not available.

During the game Sammy Austin, who was covering in midfield, also got injured with a boot stamped onto his foot and that left us even shorter on midfield numbers. Sam is also doubtful for the Altrincham trip so there might be a place for the forgotten man Josh Heaton. For some reason he played in the morning for the U23 side when really he should have been at Brackley. Ludicrous!

So tomorrow is yet another crunch match and this time it really could be CRUNCH! as our season comes to a premature end.

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

Hall, Palmer, Taylor, Horsfall, O’Connor, Penn, Johnson, Heaton, Flowers, McAlinden, Weeks, Stratford, Taylor-Randle, Truslove, Butterfield, Higginson, Austin, Chambers, Daniels, Ironside, Richards, E Williams, Thomas, Clayton-Phillips, J White.

Altrincham from:

Thompson, Wynne, Drench, A White, Hampson, Jones, Harrison, Hannigan, Densmore, Sass-Davies, Harrop, Hancock, Richman, Johnston, Moult, S Williams, Fawns, Dolan, Poole, Gabidon, Hulme, Piggott, Ceesay, Chadwick.

Referee: Mr Dean Watson. Lancashire


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Previous games against Altrincham
 
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
29-09-2018 H Vanarama North 3 – 2 Williams, Bradley, Chambers 1517 (116)
17-04-2017 A Vanarama North 1 – 4 McQuilkin, Ironside, Brown, Sonupè 826 (178)
29-08-2016 H Vanarama North 1 – 0 Gnahoua 1489 (72)
02-04-2016 H Vanarama Premier 1 – 1 Whitfield 1402 (119)
13-10-2015 A Vanarama Premier 2 – 2 Hassan, Whitfield 869 (80)
10-01-2015 H FA Trophy 2nd rd 0 – 1   1204 (163)
29-11-2014 A Vanarama Premier 2 – 1 Johnson 1019 (118)
16-09-2014 H Vanarama Premier 4 – 0 Gash, Reid, Johnson, Styche 1451 (90)
12-02-2011 H Nationwide Premier 2 – 1 Byrne, Wright 2930 (88)
04-09-2010 A Nationwide Premier 1 – 2 Gittings, McPhee 929 (84)
03-04-2010 A Nationwide Premier 3 – 2 Matthews 2 889 (64)
29-08-2009 H Nationwide Premier 3 – 0 Smikle 2, Barnes-Homer 1415 (114)
11-04-2009 A Nationwide Premier 2 – 2 Brittain, Barnes-Homer 1142 (236)
23-08-2008 H Nationwide Premier 4 – 0 Creighton, Richards, Brittain, Smikle 1335 (125)
05-04-2008 H Nationwide Premier 1 – 1 Christie 1535 (143)
08-01-2008 A Nationwide Premier 2 – 1 Christie 788 (70)
21-01-2007 A Nationwide Premier 0 – 1 Smikle 1116 (100)
09-12-2006 H Nationwide Premier 3 – 2 Constable, Christie, Harkness 1455 (92)
02-01-2006 A Nationwide Premier 3 – 0   1165 (100)
26-12-2005 H Nationwide Premier 1 – 1 Christie 2206 (76)
06-05-2000 A Nationwide Conference 0 – 0   1761
11-03-2000 H Nationwide Conference 1 – 1 Marsh 3054
05-10-1999 A Bob Lord Trophy 1st rd 1 – 0   370
15-02-1997 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Hughes 2679
21-09-1996 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 1 Doherty 848
21-10-1995 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Davies 2429
02-09-1995 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Deakin 881
25-03-1995 H FA Trophy qtr final 5 – 0 Humphreys, Langford 2, Forsyth, Davies 2660
19-11-1994 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 2 Brindley, Yates 2271
10-09-1994 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 0   1007
07-05-1994 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 1   4114
11-09-1993 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0   688
17-11-1992 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 2 Davies, Grainger 678
22-08-1992 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 1   1225
01-01-1992 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Howell 842
04-11-1991 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0 Whitehouse 1128
15-12-1990 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 1   1121
02-10-1990 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 2 Howell 2 655
21-04-1990 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 2 Benson 867
12-09-1989 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0 Casey 743
24-04-1989 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 3 Sugrue, Kimberley 914
22-10-1988 A Vauxhall Conference 3 – 1 Davies 1194
06-02-1988 H Vauxhall Conference 4 – 1 Bancroft 2, Casey, Davies 1115
22-09-1987 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 3 MacKenzie, Casey 2 1125
03-01-1987 A Vauxhall Conference 3 – 1 Casey 1874
18-08-1986 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 0 Casey 2, Buckland 944
15-10-1985 A Alliance Premier 2 – 1 Casey 1015
26-08-1985 H Alliance Premier 0 – 2   811
04-03-1985 A Alliance Premier 2 – 1 Powell 1008
10-11-1984 H Alliance Premier 0 – 2   509
02-04-1984 A Alliance Premier 0 – 1 Tuohy 924
14-01-1984 A FA Trophy 1st rd 0 – 2 Bowater, Powell 636
15-10-1983 H Alliance Premier 0 – 2   414