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Kidderminster Harriers Match Preview

1 November 2013

News, stats and history ahead Saturday's match against Kidderminster Harriers.

General Information

• The Barnet FC Chilli Club will be running again this weekend giving you Chilli and a Pint for just £7.50. For more information please click here.
 
• The club will be running a revised shuttle bus service this weekend which will depart from Underhill and The Hive on two occasions rather than three. For more information please click here

• Bees Members can also bring a FRIEND FOR FREE this Saturday but tickets must be booked today and the offer does not apply on the matchday. For more information please click here

• The weather forecast for tomorrow’s match is for heavy rain around 3pm followed by sunny intervals and maximum temperatures of 12C.

Introduction

• Barnet host Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday when they will be looking to secure their third win in a row in all competitions. 

• The Bees are currently unbeaten in six after going unbeaten in October, Kidderminster are also enjoying a fine run having not lost in their last eight fixtures.

• Harriers currently sit second in the Skrill Premier on 32 points having won ten of their 16 league matches.

• This weekend’s visitors were however forced into an FA Cup replay against Bradford Park Avenue on Tuesday.

• Harriers were also taken to extra time in that match, but only time will tell if the Bees extra rest will give them an advantage.

• The Bees were however drawn the short-straw in terms of the first round draw as they face a daunting trip to Preston North End with Harriers hosting non-league Sutton United. 

Team news

Barnet Football Club

• Andy Yiadom returns to the squad to face Kidderminster following a three-match suspension and minor injury that caused him to miss the FA Cup win over Concord Rangers.

• Elliot Johnson has returned to training and could feature but Luke Gambin is unlikely to return. 

• Jake Hyde and Curtis Weston will also miss out once more as they continue their recovery from injury.

Kidderminster Harriers

• Striker Michael Gash could return to action as he continues to recover promisingly from a hamstring problem.

• Chey Dunkley (knee) also has a chance of featuring while Mickey Demetriou could start after overcoming his broken wrist.

• Jack Byrne looks set for a spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury while Anthony Malbon and Amari Morgan-Smith may be doubts with illness and injury.

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.

• Kiddy are managed by former Macclesfield Town and Nuneaton man Steve Burr. 

• Burr will be no stranger to many at The Hive as he is currently Paul Fairclough’s England C assistant. 

• The 50-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best managers outside the Football League. 

• Burr began his managerial career with Nuneaton Borough before moving on to the likes of Hucknall Town, Northwich Victoria and Stalybridge FC. 

• Burr took over at Aggborough in 2010. Since he joined the club they have improved every season finishing 13th, sixth and 2nd. 

• Burr was named as the Blue Square Premier Manager of the Season for the 2012/13 campaign as he guided Kiddy to within two points of automatic promotion. 

Last time out

26 October 2013
FA Cup
Barnet 3-0 Concord Rangers
Barnet: Stack; Acheampong, Stephens, Saville (Byrne 46), Vilhete; Fletcher (Nurse 78), Abdulla; Marsh-Brown (Mengerink 67), Villa, Cadogan; Lopez. 
Subs not used: Jupp, Johnson, Crawford, Allen.
Goals: Marsh-Brown 20, Lopez (2) 28, 72.

29 October 2013
FA Cup
Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Bradford Park Avenue (AET)
Kidderminster Harriers: Lewis 7, L Vaughan 6, Gowling 6, Grimes 6, Jackman 7, Fowler 4 (Demetriou 46), Storer 6 (Byrne 71), Gittings 6, Lolley 7 (JOHNSON 91, 8), Malbon 6, Morgan-Smith 7. 
Subs not used: N Vaughan, Angus, Dance, Tolley.
Goals: Morgan-Smith 92, Johnson 103.

Previous meeting

10 February 2001 - Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Barnet 

• Barnet last faced Kidderminster Harriers in the 2000/2001 season. The Bees were beaten 2-1 despite taking the lead through Tony Cottee on 14 minutes. With 55 minutes on the clock Neil MacKenzie levelled before Drewe Broughton sealed the points with 16 minutes remaining. The match came in Football League Division 3 and the likes of Lee Harrison and Ben Strevens also featured for the Bees. 

Barnet Football Club: Harrison, Stockley, Goodhind, Arber, Heald, Gower (Currie 75), Flynn, Brown, Bell, Cottee, Richards (Strevens).
Subs: Naisbitt, Basham, Sawyers. 
Goals: Cottee 14.

Kidderminster Harriers: Clarke, Hinton, Smith, Medou-Otye, Shail, Clarkson, MacKenzie, Durnin, Bennett, Ducros (Doyle 80), Broughton.
Subs: Brock, Bogie, Bird, Hadley.
Goals: Neil MacKenzie 55, Broughton 74.

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