Match Preview – Kidderminster Harriers

The Green Army will look to grasp their first victory of the league season when welcoming Kidderminster Harriers to the Horsfall Community Stadium this Saturday.

Mark Bower’s side were unfortunate to not see out three points on Tuesday night, after a brace from Dom Tear in the dying-minutes ruled out the Avenue’s two goal lead and saw the game end a close 2-2. Jamie Spencer will also look back on the match fondly, after scoring a contender for goal of the season with an irresistible half-way line goal.

Bradford were also in form last Saturday, as a late Adam Nowakowski nicked a point against Kettering Town.


Kidderminster will be looking for their first victory since the opening day when Russ Penn’s side narrowly saw out Blyth Spartans, before a goalless draw with Leamington and a close defeat to Curzon Ashton on Tuesday night.

Penn will be eager for Kidderminster to bounce back from their upset on Tuesday night, after declaring that his side “weren’t good enough”.

The Harriers recruited strongly in the Summer after a good season last year, bringing in players such as Tom Owen-Evans, Jack Byrne and former Bradford City defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Form guide:

Bradford (Park Avenue): LDD

Kidderminster Harriers: WDL

Key player: Ashley Hemmings

A direct and powerful winger, Hemmings has impressed with Kidderminster becoming a regular on the wing and is entering his fourth season donning the red and white.

Having already opened up his account for the season, Hemmings will be eager to show similar form to last season after netting 16 goals last year.

With options like Owen-Evans and Ethan Freemantle going forward, Hemmings will have the attacking options to help him be a nuisance against the Avenue on Saturday.

Previous meeting:

The last time Kidderminster travelled to the Horsfall Stadium, it ended goalless with neither side able to find a breakthrough.