Spennymoor return to National League North action following last weekend’s FA Cup exploits searching for a third home win of the campaign.
This weekend’s visitors, Kidderminster Harriers, come into the game on the back of a damaging 3-0 loss at Stafford Rangers, meaning they will not be joining Moors in the Third Qualifying Round.
Moors are in a hot streak of scoring form following 13 goals in their previous four games in all competitions, and having extended the current unbeaten run last Saturday, confidence is high in the camp.
A big part of those scoring figures has been down to the partnership of Adam Boyes and James Roberts, with both strikers scoring three times each since leading the line at home to King’s Lynn earlier in the month.
Jason Ainsley will have decisions to make after the return of Glen Taylor from injury against Lancaster, with the striker taking just ten minutes to score a brace from the bench in the second half at Giant Axe.
Harriers sit 14th in the division and four points above Moors, boasting a strong away record. It’s at home where their problems have been, collecting just four points from a possible 18.
We got the views of Kidderminster’s Head of Media, Matty Paddock, ahead of today’s game. The full interview is in this week’s edition of ‘The Moors’!
It’s been a steady start to the season for Kidderminster. You sit in 12thplace after 11 games. Do you think that is a fair reflection so far?
A dozen games tends to be the first point at which you look at the table for an idea on how you’re doing, so it’s a good time for reflection. I think we’ve been a little unfortunate in one or two games and, so, could be a little higher but, in fairness, most sides will feel the same, so it probably works out about right in the end!
In terms of the players brought in over the summer, who has made an impact in the early fixtures?
It’s always hard to single an individual out of a group of players. However, I don’t think anyone at Aggborough will mind me mentioning Cliff Moyo in regard to this question. He’s our Captain and has led by example thus far. He has been a fine addition, and he’s very highly thought of by everyone at the club.
Favourite moment of the season so far?
We’re very early in the season so it’s not as if we have nine months worth of highlights to pick from. That said, I think if you look back at our season come the end of April, the 5-3 win at Kettering will stand out regardless of what happens in the coming months. It was a completely ridiculous afternoon, to be honest, and we showed some great character to come from behind and win well.
Saturday 16th March 2019
National League North
Gould, Williams, Brogan, Chandler, Harrison, Curtis, Anderson (Boyes) , Henry (Hibbs), Taylor, Ramshaw, Tuton (Hall)
Unused subs: Thackray, Elliott
Referee: Benjamin Speedie
“I don’t think there will be any surprises with Kidderminster. They are a good footballing side like they always have been. Again, we are facing an ex-Football League club after their stint between 2000 and 2005. We have got a bit of momentum at the minute having scored 13 goals in our last four games, but we need to kickstart our league campaign with a win.” Jason AinsleyManager
0 goals scored in the four meetings between the sides 0 of Kidderminster’s 14 points this season have been won away from home
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