Match preview Vs Darlington FCVenue: Blackwell MeadowsDate: 30-10-19Kick off: 19:45hrs

29-10-19 - Preview - Darlington FC Vs Kidderminster Harriers

Following yet another weekend devoid of a game the Harriers travel to Darlington to take on the team in one place below us. We were supposed to be at home to Kings Lynn on Saturday but that was called off due to the inclement weather as was Darlingtons game at Guiseley and it now makes it four weeks since we’ve played on a Saturday. Hopefully our game at York City this coming Saturday will be played.

Last season we were beaten 3-0 in the corresponding fixture when goals from Stephen Thompson, William Smith and Jordan Nicholson gave us our just deserts for a poor showing. Thompson, who scored a screamer, could miss the game with a groin injury while Smith returned to his parent club Barnsley at the end of the season and Nicholson joined our local rivals Hereford FC.

They’ll also have to make do without Luke Trotman (achilles), Jamie Holmes (cruciate) and David Atkinson (ankle). Thompson is 50/50 to make the game.

We should be injury free now that Brandon Diau has had a little more time to get over his groin problem and unless we’ve picked up more mysterious injuries in training we should be at full strength compared to Darlos injury hit squad.

It’s a long way to go to Darlington, as is York in a few days time, and we need to make sure that it’ll be worth travelling the distance. It would be good to get a win but I think a draw would be a more realistic objective. 


Teams:

Harriers from:

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

Darlington FC from:

Connell, Elliott Galbraith, Laing, Liddle, Storey, Watson, Armstrong, Bascombe, Hatfield, Hedley, Holness, Wheatley, Bell, Campbell, Donawa, O’Neill, Rivers, Thompson.

Referee: Mr Jonathon Urwin. Tyne & Wear


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Previous games against Darlington FC
Played: 25Won: 12Drew: 5Lost: 8
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
05-01-2019 A Vanarama North 3 – 0   1123 (50)
18-08-2018 H Vanarama North 5 – 2 Ironside 2, Williams, Horsfall, Weeks 1522 (194)
24-02-2018 A Vanarama North 2 – 1 Ironside 1427 (80)
11-11-2017 H Vanarama North 3 – 3 Brown, McQuilkin, N’Gwatala 1879 (186)
17-12-2016 H Vanarama North 2 – 1 Waite, Lowe 1710 (159)
02-09-2016 A Vanarama North 0 – 1 Gnahoua 1729 (34)
24-03-2012 H Blue Square Premier 3 – 1 Hankin, Malbon, Rowe 1635 (105)
15-10-2011 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 0   1763 (76)
19-04-2011 H Blue Square Premier 1 – 2 Briggs 1626 (63)
22-02-2011 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 1 Briggs 1615 (57)
18-10-2005 H LDV Trophy 1st rd 2 – 1 Hatswell, Sheldon 696 (65)
26-03-2005 A Coca Cola League 2 0 – 2 Keates, Rawle 6972 (150)
14-08-2004 H Coca Cola League 2 1 – 0 Foster 2303 (220)
17-01-2004 H Nationwide League 3 1 – 1 Murray 2550 (162)
16-08-2003 A Nationwide League 3 0 – 2 Williams, Bishop 11,600
18-01-2003 A Nationwide League 3 2 – 1 Henriksen 2630
31-08-2002 H Nationwide League 3 1 – 1 Foster 2488
12-01-2002 H Nationwide League 3 1 – 0 Ducros 2756
17-11-2001 H FA Cup 1st rd 0 – 1   2471
18-08-2001 A Nationwide League 3 2 – 0   3677
17-03-2001 H Nationwide League 3 0 – 0   2658
17-10-2000 A Nationwide League 3 1 – 2 Durnin 2 3713
30-04-1990 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 2 Whitehouse 2, Casey 2514
12-03-1990 H Bob Lord Trophy qf 3 – 1 Forsyth, Casey, Burton 1473
26-08-1989 A Vauxhall Conference 3 – 0   2616