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PREVIEW: Kidderminster Harriers (a)

3 weeks ago By OL 2

Adam Etheridge looks ahead to Saturday's away trip...

On Saturday Nuneaton Town will make the 95 mile round trip to Worcestershire where they'll face promotion hopefuls Kidderminster Harriers. Kiddy are in tremendous form at Aggborough, their home for 130 years, winning their last four and outscoring their opponents 11 goals to one during that stretch. In fact, they haven't lost at home since a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Chorley in their first game of the season.

Kidderminster have tasted defeat just once in the last 16 matches, a 4-2 loss away to Fylde in the first round of the FA Cup. John Eustace's side have lost just five league matches so far this season, one of which was at the LDJ Solicitors Stadium as Ashley Chambers scored the first of his 12 goals this season, a 92nd minute winner.

Last season Harriers did the double over the Boro, and over the past nine meetings they have come out on top five times with Nuneaton only managing to score four times in that run. Dino Maamria's side should present a much stiffer test for the Carpetmen than they might have been expecting a few weeks ago. Nuneaton's form has definitely improved since the former Doncaster Rovers striker took charge. They have conceded just eight goals in his seven games, a vast improvement.

And the Boro defence will need to be on their toes come Saturday, as they face a potent attacking line-up. Kidderminster have scored 24 goals in their ten league matches at Aggborough and top scorer, Joe Ironside, has been scoring for fun lately. The top scorer for Boro last season, with 14 goals, Ironside has scored six in his previous six appearances for Kiddy.

Both sides were in FA Trophy action last week, Nuneaton were unfortunate to lose 1-0 at home to Barrow AFC in stoppage time whilst Kidderminster were 2-1 winners at home to the defending Champions, York City. In their most recent league matches, the Harriers twice came from behind to snatch a 2-2 draw at Harrogate whereas Boro secured their first away win of the season with a 2-0 victory at North Ferriby United. Another three points on Saturday would make for an excellent early Christmas present.

Where next?

TICKET PRICES: kidderminster Harriers (a) We travel to Kidderminster Harriers this Saturday in our final game before Christmas...
TAMWORTH (h) Nuneaton Town welcome Tamworth Football Club to the LDJ Solicitors Stadium on Tuesday 26th December (12 noon), in our lunchtime Boxing Day fixture.

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