Match preview Vs Chester FC Venue: Aggborough Date: 30-08-21 Kick off: 15:00hrs

29-08-21 - Preview - Kidderminster Harriers Vs Chester FC

Preview: Phil Lench

The Harriers will play out the second part of their August Bank Holiday games tomorrow when Chester FC arrive at Aggborough hoping to pick up their first win of the campaign. Having been seen as one of the favourites for promotion they’ll be feeling a little disappointed about drawing twice and losing once so far with the 3-0 home defeat against Curzon Ashton a low point.

Ashley Hemmings
Ashley Hemmings will be wanting to keep the scoring going

We’ll come into the game on an unbeaten run although we did drop a point at Southport yesterday. A penalty awarded to us was converted by Ashley Hemmings but we failed to build on that and allowed Southport back into the game with Doug Tharmes’ long throws, strangely, being their main form of attack. It was from one of these into the area that was deemed to have hit Keith Lowe on the arm so a converted penalty for them gave them a share of the spoils.

At the same time Chester were at home to Gateshead and had gone a goal behind in the second half. It took an own goal from former Harrier, Declan Weeks, cross to draw them level in the ninety seventh minute of the game.

Apart from the injured Cliff Moyo and the suspended Amari Morgan-Smith we’re now back up to full strength but due to the energy sapping Southport game we might get to see a couple of players rested for this one with Joe Foulkes looking to be the obvious choice following his non stop man of the match performance and also the treatment dished out to him by Southport.

Chester will be without Anthony Dudley and Kevin Roberts for the game with both of them long term injured. They have also had a few Covid cases at the club with management and players all affected meaning that they had a late start to the season.

Getting all three points against Chester would see us, at least, maintain our third place in the League and hopefully if AFC Fylde and Brackley Town were to drop points at home to Southport and Leamington FC respectively then that could see us retain our top of the table placing. 

Photo © KHFC


Harriers from:

Simpson, Emery, Richards, Cameron, Penny, Bajrami, Foulkes, K Lowe, Austin, Montrose, Lissimore, Carrington, Bell, Martin, Freemantle, Hemmings, White, Sterling-James.

Chester FC from:

Gray, Grand, Livesey, Cowan, Weeks, Hardy, Glendon, Waring, Stephenson, Clark, Oyibo, Williams, Marsh-Hughes, Morgan, D Lowe, Johnstone.

Referee: Mr Dale Wootton. Cheltenham

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Previous games against Chester FC
Played: 15Won: 4Drew: 3Lost: 8
Results marked (v) are for information only following the season being made null & void in 2021 due to the pandemic
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
10-10-2020 H Vanarama North 1 – 2 (v) Hemmings 0000
24-08-2019 H Vanarama North 0 – 1   1710 (378)
09-02-2019 H Vanarama North 4 – 1 Weeks, Ironside, Johnson, Williams 1769 (323)
18-09-2018 A Vanarama North 3 – 1 Williams 1512 (143)
14-10-2017 H FA Cup 4th qual rd 2 – 0 Sonupè, Ironside 1896 (522)
20-02-2016 H Vanarama Premier 2 – 2 Gnahoua, White 2067 (432)
10-11-2015 A Vanarama Premier 3 – 1 Langmead 1956 (121)
24-01-2015 A Vanarama Premier 1 – 0   2111 (204)
25-08-2014 H Vanarama Premier 2 – 2 Gittings, Dunkley 2304 (397)
05-10-2013 A Skrill Premier 0 – 0   2223 (259)
24-08-2013 H Skrill Premier 3 – 1 Gowling, Johnson, Lolley 2283 (396)
Previous games as Chester City
26-12-2009 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 0 Caines, Courtney 1755 (95)
12-02-2015 H Coca Cola League 2 0 – 1   2779 (488)
26-10-2004 A Coca Cola League 2 3 – 0   2968 (320)
03-01-1976 A Welsh FA Cup 4th rd 8 – 1 Griffiths 1728