Barnet Football Club



Kidderminster Harriers Match Preview

General Information
• For ticket information please click here [kiddy link from matt]
• For coach travel information please click here. 
• The weather forecast for Saturday’s match is for light cloud with maximum temperatures of 13C. 

• Barnet travel to Kidderminster Harriers looking to register their first points of the month following successive defeats at home to Woking and Gateshead.
• The Bees had a one hundred per cent record in February which formed part of a five match winning streak but their play-off charge has somewhat stuttered during March. 
• With ten games remaining the Bees currently sit fifth in the Skrill Premier table.
• Kidderminster’s play-off dream is also still alive with them sitting ninth in the table and just three points below the Bees. 
• Harriers also have a game in hand over Barnet who have a game in hand over fourth placed Nuneaton Town. 
• The reverse fixture at The Hive ended 1-0 to Barnet with Luisma Villa scoring the only goal of the game before being sent off. 
• Villa remains sidelined along with Jake Hyde but Graham Stack could return. 
Team News
Barnet Football Club
• Jake Hyde and Luisma Villa both miss out due to injury. 
• Roberto Casabella also misses out but Graham Stack could return after over two months in the treatment room.  
• Elliot Johnson and Mark Byrne are pushing for recalls after missing last weekend’s defeat to Gateshead through injury. 
Kidderminster Harriers
• Chey Dunkley (knee) and Kyle Storer (suspended)  are definitely out.
The Opposition
• Kidderminster Harriers formed in 1886 and they have played their home matches at Aggborough Stadium since their formation.  
• Kiddy are the only club from Worcestershire to ever play in the Football League.
• They almost returned to the Football League last season but they finished second in the Conference Premier to Mansfield Town before losing in the play-offs to Wrexham.
• Kidderminster Harriers are managed by Gary Whild.
• Whild sealed his first win as Kiddy boss on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Macclesfield Town.
• Harriers began the season with Steve Burr in the managerial hotseat but Andy Thorn took over in January after Burr left the club. 
• Soon after Mark Serrell, the club’s chairman who appointed Thorn, departed and was replaced by Ken Rae. 
• After less than two months in charge Thorn and his assistant Craig Knight were sacked with Whild taking charge until the end of the season.
• Whild has been at Kidderminster since 2010 when joined the club as Steve Burr’s assistant manager. 
Last Time Out
8 March 2014
Skrill Premier
Barnet 0-1 Gateshead
Barnet: Jupp, Saville, Stephens, Yiadom, Marsh-Brown (Nurse 46), Abdulla, Weston, Vilhete, Cadogan (Crawford 76), Adams, Lopez (Gambin 46). 
Subs not used: Gjokaj, Mengerink. 
Goals: n/a
11 March 2014
Skrill Premier
Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Macclesfield Town
Kidderminster Harriers: Lewis, Grimes, Gowling, Demetriou, Vaughan, Cieslewicz (Johnson 13), Jackman, O’Keefe, Gittings, Malbon (Bell 83), Morgan-Smith. 
Subs not used: Wright, Rowe, Vaughan, Bell.
Goals: Gittings 1, Morgan-Smith 39.
Previous Meeting
2 November 2013 – Barnet 1-0 Kidderminster Harriers
Barnet secured a 1-0 win against high-flying Kidderminster Harriers to extend their unbeaten run to seven games.
Luisma Villa, who was sent off in the dying stages, got the only goal of the game with 25 minutes played as he scrambled home a low Keiron Cadogan corner kick.
It wasn’t all good news for the Bees however with forward Dani Lopez being stretchered off with a shoulder injury. 
Barnet: Stack; Yiadom, Saville, Stephens, Vilhete; Byrne (Acheampong 90), Abdulla; Cadogan, Villa, Marsh-Brown (Mengerink 90); Lopez (Crawford 15).
Barnet substitutes: Jupp, Johnson.
Kidderminster Harriers: Lewis, Vaughan, Demetriou, Grimes, Gowling, Fowler, Storer, Jackman (Malbon 59), Dance (Morgan-Smith 79), Johnson (Lolly 71), Gash 
Kidderminster Harriers substitutes: Vaughan, Gittings.
Attendance: 1,557 (243).