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Ray Simpson / 4th January 2019

Quakers looking for hat trick of home wins

Quakers looking for hat trick of home wins

Kidderminster visit Blackwell Meadows on Saturday

We host Kidderminster Harriers this weekend looking to make it three wins in a row at Blackwell Meadows and bounce back from defeat at York on New Year’s Day.

 Our heaviest defeat of the season saw us slip to 17th place in the league table, six points ahead of the bottom three. Harriers came from behind in their first match of 2019 to win at home to Hereford and move back into the final playoff place.

 When we met earlier on this season, Harriers came out on top 5-2 afetr we played with ten men for a large portion of the game following Joe Wheatley’s dismissal. 

 Kidderminster’s previous visit to Blackwell Meadows saw us come out on top 2-1 with Stephen Thompson scoring the late winner.

 After playoff disappointment the last two seasons Harriers started this season well and they went nine unbeaten, but have been inconsistent since.


Stats pack


League position:  17th

Home form:   Played 12, won 4, drawn 3, lost 5, goals for 16, goals conceded 14, points 15 out of 27

Team News:  Liam Hughes is expected to have a shoulder problem, Andrew Nelson, ben O’Hanlon and Alex Henshall will all have fitness tests.

Leading scorer:   Jordan Nicholson 8, Harvey Saunders 7, Andrew Nelson 6

Position in form table of last six matches:  13th  won 2, drawn 1, lost 3, goals for 13 against 14

Last six matches

January 1st York City (away) lost 0-4

Team: Maddison, Trotman, Kokolo (sub O’Hanlon 46), Smith, Hughes (sub Thompson 55), Galbraith, Elliott, Wheatley, Saunders, Nelson (sub Nicholson 46), Palmer

Subs: Wollerton, Ainge,

December 29th Ashton United (home) won 2-1 Nelson

December 26th York City (home) won 5-1 Nelson 2, Nicholson, Saunders, Hughes

December 22nd Altrincham (away) drew 3-3 Nicholson, Saunders, Elliott

December 15th Chorley (away) lost 2-3 Nelson 2

December 8th Nuneaton (home) lost 1-2 Nicholson



League position :  7th

Away form:  played 11, won 4, drawn 4, lost 3, goals for 17 goals against 11, points 16 out of 37

Leading scorer: Ed Williams 10

Position in form table of last six league matches:  15th won 2, drawn 1, lost 3 goals for 5 goals against 8

Last 6 matches:

01/01/19 Hereford (H) won 2-1 Richards, Weeks

Hall, Vaughan, Austin, O'Connor, Horsfall, Johnson, Weeks, Penn, Waring, Chambers, Richards

Subs: Taylor, Butterfield, Baxendale, Phillips, White

29/12/18 Stockport County (A) Lost 1-0

26/12/18 Hereford (A) Lost 1-0

22/12/18 Curzon Ashton (H) Drew 1-1 Bradley

08/12/18 Brackley (H) Won 2-0 Chambers 2

24/11/18 York (H) Lost 3-1 FA Trophy


Last meeting:

Kidderminster 5 (Ironside 2 Williams, Horsfall, Weeks),  Darlington 2 (Ainge, Nicholson)

Darlington: Maddison, Trotman, Collins (sub O’Hanlon 38), Burn, Galbraith, Henshall (sub Hughes 17), Wheatley, Elliott, Thompson; Styche, Ainge (sub Nicholson 65)

Subs: Saunders, Syers

Kidderminster: Hall, Vaughan, Taylor (sub Austin 67), O'Connor, Horsfall, Johnson, Weeks, Daniels (sub Baxendale 75), Ironside, Chambers (sub Richards 75), Williams. Subs: Truslove, Digie

You’ll be able to bet on the game, thanks to our partnership with FansBet.

You’ll also be able to follow the game on the official website, twitter and Darlo Fans Radio, with post match interviews and highlights on the club’s YouTube channel.