Match preview Vs Boston UtdDate: 01-09-18Venue: York StreetKick off: 15:00hrs

31-08-18 - Preview - Boston Utd Vs Kidderminster Harriers

Dan Bradley will be back for the Harriers tomorrow just in time for the trek over to Boston Utd. Now that he’s served the last of his three match ban he’ll be hoping to get straight back into reckoning for the starting eleven but he may have to wait awhile due to the outstanding form of Ed Williams.

Ben Davies
Ben Davies
Up against his first club again tomorrow

Ed has replaced Bradley for the last three games and on Saturday was given the man of the match award in recognition. If Bradley does come straight in then the fans would prefer to see Billy Daniels make way for him but due to the links between Neil McFarlane and Daniels (both ex Coventry City) that may not happen. We could be without Joe Ironside though, after he picked up a knock in the Bank Holiday win against Stockport County, so there might be a bit of a re-shuffle up front anyway.

We’ll need to be at our best if we hope to carry on with our unbeaten run at Boston with them starting the season so much better than in previous seasons even though they’ve lost three games but having also won three. Enough to get them three places better off than us in the table although we do have a game in hand.

Boston have just strengthened their side with the signing of two former Harriers. On of those is Cieron Keane who didn’t have a good time with us and left for Alfreton Town at around this time last season. He signed for Boston last weekend as did Ben Davies. Davies started his career with us during the Jan Molby years but never featured much and was released after fifteen games to join Chester City where he went on to have a glittering career.

He played a hundred and seventy games for City before leaving to play for Shrewsbury Town where he also made over a century of appearances. He then hit the peak of his career when he left the Shrews for Championship side Derby County in 2011 and then three seasons later he left them for Sheffield Utd. His last team was Grimsby Town for the last two seasons but he was released in May after making sixty three appearances for them.

United will be without Ashley Jackson tomorrow as he serves the final match of a three match suspension.

This is going to be a big ask for the Harriers and could be our hardest test so far. On paper we probably have the better players but our defence is still a little suspect so sort that out and we could return from there with the points. 

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

Hall, Palmer, Taylor, Horsfall, O’Connor, Digie, Vaughan, R Johnson, Baxendale, Truslove, Weeks, Austin, Wagner, Bradley, Chambers, Daniels, Richards, Williams, Ironside.

Boston Utd from:

Parkin, Willis, Davies, Gough, Keane, Lees, Middleton, Qualter, Abbott, Arnold, Harris, Roberts, Rollins, Thanoj, Wafula, Walker, A Johnson,  Margetts, Marriot, Westcarr.

Referee: Mr David McNamara. Preston


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Previous games against Boston Utd
 
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
30-03-2018 A Vanarama North 3 – 2 Bradley, Waring 1158 (101)
28-11-2017 H FA Trophy 3rd qual rd replay 2 – 0 N’Gwatala, Ironside 604 (14)
25-11-2017 A FA Trophy 3rd qual rd 2 – 2 Brown, Ironside 732 (58)
02-09-2017 H Vanarama North 1 – 1 Sonupè 1463 (59)
14-04-2017 H Vanarama North 1 – 0 N’Gwatala 2056 (107)
27-08-2016 A Vanarama North 1 – 1 OG 1047 (97)
23-11-2005 A LDV Trophy 2nd rd 0 – 3 Christie 2, Blackwood 1131 (49)
23-04-2005 A Coca Cola League 2 3 – 0   2053 (170)
06-11-2004 H Coca Cola League 2 0 – 4   2208 (124)
08-05-2004 H Nationwide Division 3 2 – 0 OG, Williams 3047 
29-11-2003 A Nationwide Division 3 2 – 2 Hinton, White 2147 (97)
22-02-2003 A Nationwide Division 3 3 – 0   2485 
07-09-2002 H Nationwide Division 3 0 – 0   2222 
16-01-1993 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2   954
29-08-1992 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 3 Davies, Grainger, Forsyth 1228
30-03-1992 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 3 Davies 1009
31-08-1991 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 2 Whitehouse 1319
30-03-1991 A Vauxhall Conference 3 – 1 Wilcox 1276
22-09-1990 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 3 Davies, Howell, Forsyth 1033
03-03-1990 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 3 Forsyth 1119
07-10-1989 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 3 Howell, Whitehouse, Forsyth 1409
22-04-1989 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2   1163
12-11-1988 A Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2 OG, Davies 1658
02-02-1988 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0 Jones 1029
22-08-19871 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0   1560
22-04-1987 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 2 Jones 728
06-09-1986 A Vauxhall Conference 2 – 1 Casey 1009
19-04-1986 A Alliance Premier 2 – 1 Casey 1316
21-12-1985 H FA Trophy 1st rd 5 – 2 Casey 2, Davies 647
30-11-1985 H Alliance Premier 3 – 2 Tuohy, OG, Casey 562
26-01-1985 A Alliance Premier 2 – 3 Powell, McGowan, Hollis 1383
01-09-1984 H Alliance Premier 2 – 0 Powell, Davies 459
10-12-1983 7 A Alliance Premier 2 – 3 Davies, Roberts, Powell 744
03-09-1983 H Alliance Premier 1 – 1 Jones 443
02-03-1968 A West Midlands League 0 – 1 Marshall  
18-11-1967 H West Midlands League 1 – 1 Henderson  
25-01-1967 A West Midlands League Cup 1 – 2 P Wassall, Gilbert  
19-09-1966 H West Midlands League 0 – 1   2425
22-08-1966 A West Midlands League 4 – 2 P Wassall, Gilbert  
13-04-1959 A Southern League NW 4 – 1 Burns  
18-02-1959 H Southern League NW 1 – 1 Staples