Match preview Vs Hereford FCVenue: Edgar StreetDate: 01-01-20Kick off: 15:00hrs

31-12-19 - Preview - Hereford FC vs Kidderminster Harriers


Rhys Williams
Rhys Williams
Red card at Brackley but will play tomorrow

A week ago the Harriers saw off the feeble threat of Hereford FC to kick off the festive fixtures with a win. Two goals from Oliver Shenton and the third from Ashley Hemmings gave the Reds the bragging rights for the two counties and also going into the return game at Edgar Street tomorrow afternoon.

Let’s not go overboard though because we all know that tomorrow is a different day and could have a different outcome. It’s down to us to make sure that it won’t happen.

A few days later we went to Brackley Town and lost the game in the second half after almost destroying them in the first. We had peppered Danny Lewis’ goal during the first half but had nothing to show for our efforts then in the second half we shot ourselves in the foot with unneeded injuries and a second red card in a matter of days when Rhys Williams lost all his usual composure and went in two footed on a Brackley player.

Against Hereford Ryan Johnson picked up a second yellow converted to red after the referee believed he had fouled Keiran Thomas but pictorial and video evidence showed there was no contact and that Thomas had blatantly dived. Where was VAR when you need it most?

As it is neither red card will kick in until next Saturday when we meet Blyth Spartans at Aggborough with Johnson missing that game and Williams missing that and two more following.

Both clubs have dispensed with a player, permanent or otherwise, on the eve of the game with Mike Symons leaving Hereford to join Weston super Mare while for the Harriers Brandon Diau has joined up with Redditch Utd for a month to give him some game time. Symons leaving Hereford is a little surprising seeing as they lack strikers in the first place with him and Reece Styche being the only two with experience.

Victor Sodeinde played and scored against Leamington FC in their home defeat to them on Saturday but he picked up a knock late on and will face a fitness test first as will Jordan Nicholson. Martin Riley will continue to be out with a dislocated shoulder. For us we’ll follow similar plans for Ashley Chambers (hamstring), Declan Weeks (foot) and Ollie Shenton (unknown injury) before the game.

Boxing Day may have been an easy win for us in the end after Hereford threatened very little but tomorrow will be different. They now have to raise their game if they don’t want to see a third defeat in a row and if they want to keep their fans happy. And boy, are they unhappy!

Photo © KHFC


Teams:

Harriers from:

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

Hereford FC from:

Hall, Burwood, Carey, Thomas, Hodgkiss, Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling, Pope, Bodenham, Greenslade, O’Sullivan, Bray, Nicholson, Vincenti, Pollock, Dawson, Allen, Styche, Muirhead, Whitlock, Wood.

Referee: Mr Dean Watson. Lancashire


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Previous games against Hereford FC
Played: 101Won: 41Drew: 23Lost: 37
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
26-12-2019 H Vanarama North 3 – 1 Shenton 2, Hemmings 2117 (517)
01-01-2019 H Vanarama North 2 – 1 Richards, Weeks 2745 (911)
26-12-2018 A Vanarama North 1 – 0   3210 (518)
Previous games as Hereford Utd
28-01-2014 A Skrill Premier 1 – 1 Gowling 2014 (340)
26-12-2013 H Skrill Premier 2 – 1 Gash, Jackman 3420 (321)
01-01-2013 H Blue Square Premier 0 – 1   3674 (586)
26-12-2012 A Blue Square Premier 0 – 1 Matt 2902 (755)
25-03-2006 A Nationwide Premier 0 – 1 Blackwood 4223 (398)
29-10-2005 H Nationwide Premier 1 – 1 Atieno 3241 (1031)
03-01-2000 H Nationwide Conference 1 – 1 Foster 4606
27-12-1999 A Nationwide Conference 1 – 1 Hadley 4447
02-01-1999 A Nationwide Conference 1 – 3 Taylor 2, May 2658
26-12-1998 H Nationwide Conference 1 – 0 Thomas 3188
14-12-1998 H Bob Lord Trophy 2nd rd 1 – 2 Arnold 645
01-01-1998 H Vauxhall Conference 1 – 4 Thomas 4693
26-12-1997 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0   4671
20-12-1989 H Welsh FA Cup 4th rd 1 – 3 Forsyth 1166
19-04-1989 A Welsh FA Cup SF 2nd leg 0 – 0   2936
06-03-1989 H Welsh FA Cup SF 1st leg 1 – 0 Dearlove 2703
30-11-1987 A Welsh FA Cup 3rd rd 0 – 3 Jones 3 944
22-04-1986 A Welsh FA Cup SF 2nd leg 3 – 1 Tuohy 3257
07-04-1986 H Welsh FA Cup SF 1st leg 4 – 1 Casey 2, Davies 2 2368
12-11-1973 H Border Counties League 2 – 2 Bingham, Ball  
19-02-1973 H Border Counties League 0 – 1   792
29-11-1972 A Border Counties League 2 – 3 P Wassall 2, McGee 746
02-10-1972 H Worcester Senior Cup Final 2nd leg 3 – 3 Jones, Lynch, B Wassall 1340
13-09-1972 A Worcester Senior Cup Final 1st leg 0 – 1 P Wassall 3158
29-11-1971 H Border Counties League 2 – 0 McKay, B Wassall 1101
18-11-1971 A Border Counties League 1 – 1 B Wassall 2677
03-05-1971 H Worcester Senior Cup Final 2nd leg 2 – 2 P Wassall, B Wassall 2024
26-04-1971 A Worcester Senior Cup Final 1st leg 0 – 1 Watson 2720
07-11-1970 A FA Cup 4th qual rd 5 – 0   6687
14-10-1970 A Border Counties League 2 – 2 Round, Chester 3480
05-10-1970 H Border Counties League 3 – 0 P Wassall, B Wassall, Henderson 1900
01-10-1969 H Border Counties League 3 – 1 P Wassall, B Wassall, Henderson 2200
17-09-1969 A Border Counties League 2 – 0   2917
28-02-1968 H Worcester Senior Cup 2nd rd replay 3 – 1 Gilbert, P Wassall, Marshall 1569
15-11-1967 A Worcester Senior Cup 2nd rd 0 – 0   2971
19-10-1966 H FA Cup 4th qual rd replay 2 – 4 Henderson, Holbutt 4994
15-10-1966 A FA Cup 4th qual rd 1 – 1 Salisbury 7046
03-04-1965 H Worcester Senior Cup SF replay 4 – 1 Gilbert 3, Buxton 2430
24-02-1965 A Worcester Senior Cup SF 0 – 0   3341
17-09-1958 A Southern League North West 1 – 0   2896
26-08-1958 H Southern League North West 1 – 3 Mitchell 1203
08-02-1958 H Southern League 0 – 1   1100
28-09-1957 A Southern League 5 – 0   4987
09-02-1957 H Southern League 3 – 0 Coulson, McCabe, OG 860
29-09-1956 A Southern League 1 – 0   3432
03-09-1956 H Southern League Cup 1st rd 2nd leg 1 – 7 Basterfield  
29-08-1956 A Southern League Cup 1st rd 1st leg 5 – 1 Knight 3155
25-02-1956 H Southern League 2 – 2 Haycox, Hardiman 1085
15-10-1955 A Southern League 0 – 1 Cocum 3540
04-05-1955 H Worcester Senior Cup Final 0 – 1    
29-01-1955 A Southern League 3 – 0   2861
20-09-1954 H Southern League 3 – 2 Hitchens 2, Hardiman  
02-09-1954 A Southern League Cup Final 2nd leg 1 – 1 Lesz 3345
26-08-1954 H Southern League Cup Final 1st leg 2 – 1 Treherne, Lesz 3066
26-04-1954 H Southern League 3 – 0 McCabe 2, Treherne  
06-04-1954 A Southern League 0 – 1 Lesz 2289
03-03-1954 H Hereford Senior Cup SF 3 – 0 Hardiman 2, Millington 826
10-02-1954 H Southern League Cup 2nd rd replay 2 – 3 Hitchens 2  
07-01-1954 A Southern League Cup 2nd rd 2 – 2 Heron, Millington 2099
14-02-1953 A Southern League 6 – 3 Danby, Paxton, Muir 2822
01-11-1952 H Southern League 0 – 2    
16-02-1952 A Southern League 3 – 0   4791
03-11-1951 H Southern League 0 – 2   3800
05-04-1951 A Southern League 3 – 1 Tatum 3331
20-01-1951 H Southern League 1 – 1 Raine  
30-09-1950 H FA Cup 1st qual rd 0 – 1   4726
14-01-1950 A Southern League 4 – 2 Galley, Jowett 4235
24-12-1949 H Southern League 3 – 0 Haycox 3  
26-12-1948 A Southern League 2 – 2 Jones, Haycox 6180
25-12-1948 H Southern League 2 – 4 Setchell 2 2596
27-11-1948 H FA Cup 1st rd 0 – 3   9155
10-04-1948 A B’ham & District League 2 – 3 Jowett 2, Setchell  
14-02-1948 A B’ham & District League Cup 2nd rd 1 – 3 Welham, Pears 2  
27-09-1947 H B’ham & District League 3 – 3 Salter, Salters 2319
28-08-1939 A Southern League 2 – 1 Archibald 3853
29-04-1939 A B’ham & District League Cup 0 – 1 ?  
08-04-1939 H B’ham & District League Cup 2 – 1 ?  
03-12-1938 A Keys Cup 2 – 4 ?  
23-11-1938 H Keys Cup 4 – 0 ?  
04-05-1938 H B’ham & District League Cup 2 – 1 ? 2543
15-01-1938 A B’ham & District League 1 – 1 ?  
08-12-1937 H B’ham Senior Cup 5 – 2 ?  
20-11-1937 A B’ham Senior Cup 0 – 0    
04-09-1937 H B’ham & District League 1 – 0 ?  
27-02-1937 A B’ham & District League 0 – 2 ?  
01-08-1936 H B’ham & District League 1 – 3 ?  
07-12-1935 H B’ham & District League 3 – 0 ?  
26-04-1935 H B’ham & District League 3 – 1 ?  
10-12-1932 H B’ham & District League 4 – 6 ?  
07-04-1932 A B’ham & District League 2 – 1 ?  
13-12-1930 A B’ham & District League 0 – 0    
01-09-1930 H B’ham & District League 4 – 1 ?  
12-01-1929 A B’ham Senior Cup 3 – 1 ?  
22-12-1928 A B’ham & District League 6 – 3 ?  
15-12-1928 H B’ham & District League 2 – 2 ?  
14-01-1928 A B’ham Senior Cup 2 – 1 ?  
18-09-1926 H FA Cup 4 – 2 ?  
09-09-1925 H B’ham Senior Cup 4 – 3 ?  
06-09-1924 H FA Cup 7 – 2 Edwards 3, Brooks 3, Harper