Date: 26-08-23 Match preview Vs Ebbsfleet Utd Venue: Stonebridge Road Kick off: 15:00hrs

Ebbsfleet Utd Vs Kidderminster Harriers. 25-08-23. Match preview

Preview: Phil Lench

Jack Lambert ...<br />
Jack's been a naughty boyWe’ll definitely be without Shane Byrne for the first of these August Bank Holiday double headers when we go down to Ebbsfleet to play Utd. On Monday their near neighbours, Maidenhead Utd, come up to Aggborough for our first ever meeting with them.

We’ve met up with Ebbsfleet many times though in this incarnation and also their previous life as Gravesend & Northfleet. I prefer Ebbsfleet because it’s less of a mouthful.

In fact I’m writing this piece right now from their neck of the woods because me and her are spending time in Canterbury and will be calling in to the game on the way back home. So while here I’m doing some scouting and I reckon we have nothing to worry about. Says he 🙂

As well as being without Shane we could still be without our rock at the back, Matt Preston, and now we also have a possible injury to Joe Leesley after he went down holding his knee at the end of last Saturdays 0-0 draw at home to Bromley FC (another club from this neck of the woods. When was the last time we played clubs from Kent three times consecutively? Just have to be glad Dover Athletic are no longer in this division.

We’ll also be without Jack Lambert after he picked up two yellow cards last week, only one was deserved though, and he’ll miss the game through suspension. We should be starting with new loan signing Barry Maguire after he came on at half time against Bromley and looked very good.

The Fleet are doing ok having won two, lost two, but came a right cropper up at Gateshead last week going down 4-1 in in an error strewn game on their part. No doubt that’s been worked on during the week so they should be able to cope with our lack of ability hitting the back of the net. A new striker had been hoped for but so far has not materialised.

Hopefully we can get a positive result there tomorrow. Be even better if we scored a shed load of goals.

Photo © KHFC

Referee: Mr Jamie O’Connor. Chesterfield

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Previous games against Ebbsfleet Utd
Played: 39Won: 16Drew: 10Lost: 13
DateH/AComp:ScoreGoalsAtt: (away)
14-01-2017HFA Trophy 2nd rd3 – 0Ezewele, Williams, Brown1078 (140)
02-03-2013HBlue Square Premier3 – 2Vincent, Malbon, Gittings2048 (47)
06-10-2012ABlue Square Premier1 – 1Malbon726 (80)
29-11-2011ABlue Square Premier3 – 3Hankin, Wright, Matt731 (50)
10-09-2011HBlue Square Premier2 – 2Jones, Wright1788 (83)
02-03-2010HBlue Square Premier2 – 2Knights, Smikle1163 (20)
15-08-2009ABlue Square Premier0 – 0 865 (73)
09-04-2009ABlue Square Premier1 – 1Barnes-Homer979
11-10-2008HBlue Square Premier3 – 1MacKenzie, Smikle, Barnes-Homer1512 (102)
01-04-2008HBlue Square Premier2 – 1Christie, Penn1455 (55)
15-09-2007ABlue Square Premier5 – 4OG, Constable 3812
Previous games as Gravesend & Northfleet      
03-03-2007HNationwide Premier1 – 2Reynolds1508 (55)
02-12-2006ANationwide Premier1 – 3Harkness 2, Constable1160 (70)
11-02-2006HNationwide Premier0 – 2 1575 (49)
24-09-2005ANationwide Premier1 – 2Christie, Hatswell1054 (102)
05-02-1983AAlliance Premier0 – 0  
23-10-1982HAlliance Premier2 – 1Mullen, Brennan421
25-01-1958ASouthern League4 – 1McClelland 
04-01-1958HSouthern League4 – 1Haycox, Humphries 2, McClelland 
16-03-1957ASouthern League3 – 0  
03-11-1956HSouthern League0 – 0  
31-03-1956ASouthern League4 – 2Knight, Punter 
05-11-1955HSouthern League1 – 1Haycox 
27-03-1955ASouthern League1 – 0  
04-09-1954HSouthern League4 – 2Punter 2, Treherne, Hardiman 
02-01-1954ASouthern League2 – 1Bradley 
29-08-1953 HSouthern League 2 – 0 Heron 2  
25-03-1953ASouthern League4 – 0  
03-01-1953HSouthern League0 – 2  
08-09-1952ASouthern Lge Cup 1st rd 2nd leg3 – 1Passmore 
25-08-1952HSouthern Lge Cup 1st rd 1st leg3 – 1Wyllie 2, Keasey 
21-04-1952ASouthern League0 – 3Haycox, Passmore, Coffey 
12-09-1951HSouthern League1 – 0Bury3952
03-03-1951ASouthern League1 – 1OG 
23-09-1950HSouthern League1 – 0Tinkler2529
15-04-1950ASouthern League4 – 0  
03-04-1950HSouthern League3 – 2Mitchell, Tatum, Tinkler 
26-02-1949HSouthern League2 – 1Davie2600
25-09-1948ASouthern League0 – 1Welham