Match preview Vs SouthportVenue: AggboroughDate: 30-11-19Kick off: 15:00hrs

29-11-19 - Preview - Kidderminster Harriers Vs Southport

Yet another new era has arrived at Aggborough following the dismissal of the manager John Pemberton on Tuesday morning. Russ Penn was given the poisoned chalice caretaker managers job for the coming future and he makes it our sixth managerial position of 2019 if you include all the caretaker jobs.

Russ Penn
Russ Penn
Is the poisoned chalice in his hands?

Neil MacFarlane lasted until January 2019 followed by yet another Colin Gordon stint for the remainder of that month until the appointment of Mark Yates. His four months came to an end in April and Jimmy O’Connor finished off the season until Pembertons arrival in May. Now Russ takes up the reins and tomorrow against Southport he’ll be hoping to turn us around and get back to winning ways.

If we do win the game then it’ll be our first win since mid October when we beat Farsley Celtic 2-0 at home and will be only our sixth win of the season. In the corresponding game last season we lost 4-1 at home in one of our worst performances of the season. The worst amongst many but still not as bad as this season. At least we were in fourth place following that game whereas this time round we’re seventeenth. 

We have a new keeper to look forward to seeing tomorrow after Will Mannion signed for us on loan from Championship side Hull City until the New Year – or maybe further. The 21 year old has been with the Tigers since July 2016 having started his career with AFC Wimbledon. He’s played one senior game for Hull in the EFL Cup at Doncaster Rovers in August 2017. He has also had loan spells with Plymouth Argyle and Aldershot Town.

Jaiden White and Harry Higginson have both gone out on loan so they won’t be available on our depleted bench so it’ll be up to what we have got to produce the goods.

Southport arrive here on the back of a win in the FA Trophy when they beat Colne 3-2 after being two goals down and then scoring a last gasp winning goal to give them another away game at either Stourbridge or South Shields. In the league they sit in sixth place even though they’ve lost two out of three games this month. Their last win came at home to Leamington followed up with defeats against Spennymoor Town and Kings Lynn Town.

I have no idea about any injured Southport players or who will be facing us. All I know is that we have to win this game and get this bad atmosphere away from our club. Hopefully Russ will be the one to do that.

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

Mannion, Palmer, Mountjoy, Davidson, Johnson, Moyo, D Lowth, R Williams, Prosser, Weeks, Taylor-Randle, Scott, Butterfield, Shenton, Austin, Chambers, Fuller, E Williams, Freemantle, S Lowth, Peniket, Diau, Hemmings.

Southport from:

Hanford, Albinson, Astles, Parry, Winnard, Doyle, Mohammed, Ogle, Oliver, Lacey, Woods, Glynn, Morgan, Bauress, Benjamin, Green, Wood, Correia, Sampson, Newell.

Referee: Mr Scott Simpson. Stoke on Trent


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Previous games against Southport
Played: 37Won: 18Drew: 9Lost: 10
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
22-04-2019 A Vanarama North 2 – 2 Butterfield, Ironside 956 (138)
03-11-2018 H Vanarama North 1 – 4 O’Connor 1513 (63)
27-01-2018 H Vanarama North 3 – 0 Sonupè, Horsfall, Ironside 1968 (99)
09-09-2017 A Vanarama North 0 – 3 Longbottom, Brown 2 901 (69)
30-04-2016 A Vanarama Premier 3 – 4 McQuilkin, N’Gwatala, Williams, Garnett 1473 (152)
17-10-2015 H Vanarama Premier 0 – 1   1593 (89)
28-12-2014 H Vanarama Premier 0 – 1   1883 (76)
09-09-2014 A Vanarama Premier 1 – 0   769 (80)
22-03-2014 H Skrill Premier 1 – 1 Malbon 1818 (71)
12-10-2013 A Skrill Premier 1 – 2 Lolley, Blissett 1018 (143)
23-03-2013 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 3 Gash, Malbon, Rowe 949 (212)
08-09-2012 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 2 Storer, Malbon 1650 (104)
07-04-2012 A Blue Square Premier 1 – 2 Malbon, Jones 1544 (244)
27-08-2011 H Blue Square Premier 2 – 0 Byrne, Williams 1763 (89)
29-10-2010 A Blue Square Premier 2 – 2 Morris, McPhee 1447 (45)
17-08-2010 H Blue Square Premier 3 – 4 Briscoe, Wright, Williams 1417 (102)
30-12-2006 A Nationwide Conference 0 – 1 Reynolds 1016 (200)
19-09-2006 H Nationwide Conference 2 – 0 White, Hurren 1258 (44)
28-01-2006 A Nationwide Conference 1 – 4 Jackson, Harkness, Christie, Russell 1076
22-10-2005 A FA Cup 4th qual rd 1 – 0   1108 (135)
27-08-2005 H Nationwide Conference 1 – 1 Hatswell 1753 (77)
15-04-2000 A Nationwide Conference 0 – 1 Midgeley 2033
13-11-1999 H Nationwide Conference 5 – 0 Druce 3, Petersen 2 1404
19-12-1998 A Nationwide Conference 1 – 1 Hines 976
26-10-1998 H Nationwide Conference 2 – 1 OG, Arnold 1780
14-02-1998 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1 Arnold 1612
11-10-1997 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 2 Doherty, Deakin 1200
26-04-1997 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 0 Davies, Brindley, Olney 3139
31-08-1996 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0   1423
09-12-1995 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 3 Casey, Webb 1664
30-09-19951 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2 Davies 2 1164
28-01-1995 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 1   1851
03-09-1994 A Vauxhall Conference 4 – 1 Davies 1168
12-03-1994 H Vauxhall Conference 2 – 0 Weir 2 3877
18-12-1993 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 1  Davies 1739
17-02-1986 H FA Trophy 3rd rd replay 6 – 1 Davies 2, Casey 3, Buckland 1113
08-02-1986 A FA Trophy 3rd rd 1 – 1 Casey 1902