FC Halifax Town’s promotion hunt is still on after a convincing 3-0 victory over FC United of Manchester. With the sun bearing down on Broadhurst Park, Dion Charles, Jordan Sinnott and Liam King all bagged goals to push the Shaymen up to 3rd, five points off second place.
That 2nd placed team, Kidderminster Harriers, are Halifax’s next opponents this Saturday. After recording a 2-0 win over the Worcestershire-based club back in November, Halifax will be hoping to do the double over John Eustace’s side when the two clubs meet at Aggborough on the weekend.
With it being 2nd versus 3rd, it’s a huge game for both sets of teams as well as both sets of fans, and a game that Harriers supporter Chris Price is looking forward to. We spoke to Chris about his thoughts on the upcoming clash…
1. What are your thoughts on your season so far?
It’s been a very good season for us so far, if you’d have offered us this position at the start of the season, only six points off Fylde with a game in hand, most Harriers fans would have been thrilled. It’s a very competitive division but we’ve managed to stick to our principles of playing attractive football and gaining results whilst doing so.
2. Who has been Kidderminster’s talisman so far, this season?
That’s a difficult one, we have plenty of players capable of creating game-winning chances and goals have been shared around. If I had to pick I’d say James McQuilkin, who has proven to be a maestro in the centre of midfield.
3. Kidderminster have conceded the least amount of goals in the league, how confident are you of maintaining that statistic?
I hope it continues for the final month of the season, we have a relatively young defence that continues to improve, with skipper Keith Lowe also giving vital support and experience at centre half.
4. What are the club’s aims for the rest of the season?
A couple of weeks ago it looked like our title hopes were all but over after Fylde managed to grab a 97th minute equaliser against us. However, they haven’t won since and the gap continues to drop. If we can win most our remaining games I think it will be close. Failing that, I hope we finish 2nd. Our home form is so strong that a potential home play-off final would be a big advantage.
5. What are you expecting from the game on Saturday?
A close game featuring two very good teams. Both sides will believe they can win and a draw probably isn’t ideal for either team at this stage of the season.
6. Lastly, what’s your score prediction?
I think it will be decided by the odd goal. I can’t bet against my team so I’m going 2-1 to Harriers, adding to our current run of 13 straight home wins in a row, which is a post-war record for us.
Thanks to Chris for giving us his thoughts. FC Halifax Town take on Kidderminster Harriers at Aggborough Stadium this Saturday at 3pm.
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