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Kidderminster: Preview

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 24 Apr 2014
Posted in First Team

The final game of the Skrill Premier regular season for FC Halifax Town sees them entertain Kidderminster Harriers.

The game at The Shay, like all matches in the Skrill Premier on Saturday, kicks off at 17:30.

The fixture earlier in the season, saw The Shaymen beaten 2-0, with the goals scored by Michael Gash and the now departed Joe Lolley.

Seventh-placed Kidderminster saw their slim play-off hopes end after they failed to beat Nuneaton at home on Bank Holiday Monday.

Team News

Neil Aspin has no new injury concerns ahead of the game against Kidderminster, with Ryan Toulson the only man sidelined.

Current Form

Kidderminster Harriers come into the game unbeaten in the last five, winning three of those games against Hyde, Cambridge and Welling United respectively. The appointment of Gary Whild has certainly seen an improvement in form and morale at the club, albeit a little too late to make the play-offs.

Key Man

Top goalscorer Michael Gash is without doubt the biggest threat to FC Halifax Town come Saturday. The former Cambridge United man has scored 14 league goals so far this season.

Down The Years

There has been 22 matches between the two sides, with Kidderminster boasting the better record in those. They have won 14, including the last five meetings. The Shaymen have won seven of those, with the most recent coming in October 2006.

Played For Both

Scott Phelan, Matt Clarke, Simon Heslop, Craig Nelthorpe and Brian Smikle.


Referee: Christopher Kavanagh

Assistant Referees: Nicholas Barnard and Barry Lamb.

Fourth Official: Chris Ishwerwood


FC Halifax Town enter the game against Kidderminster as favourites, priced at 10/11 to secure victory.

Kidderminster are 5/2 to win and a draw is also 5/2.

All the markets are available on the Sky Bet website

(All odds are correct at time of publishing.)

Follow the game

There will be full match commentary on Shaymen Player.

Match updates will also be available on the official website as well as the club’s official Twitter feed. (

Shaymen Player will also have extended match highlights from the game, as well as all the reaction from Neil Aspin and the rest of the camp.

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