harriers-online match preview
12th august 2002 
AFC Bournemouth
At the
Fitness First Stadium
13/8/02 7:45pm
It's off to the seaside tomorrow for our first ever game against Bournemouth.  There should be plenty of Harriers fans there hoping to make a day of it and come home with their 'kiss me quick' hats and three points.

There's one who won't be so cheerful though and that's Sean Flynn.  The silly man fell down the stairs after tripping over his kid's toys and will miss the match after having stitches to a facial injury.  He should be back in time for the Rushden game on Saturday.

Apart from Sean we have no other injuries, excepting Mark Blake.  The only other one out will be Ian Foster, he's serving the last instalment of his suspension but he too should be back for the Rushden game.

After playing a team in financial trouble, Lincoln, on Saturday we meet another one in Bournemouth.  Unlike Lincoln, who's troubles stem from the ITV cock-up, Bournemouths problems have come in the wake of their new ground being built.

After fans helped raise the cash to build it the club's board announced that they couldn't afford the loan repayments.  They are now considering selling the ground to a property developer and then lease it back off him.

Their financial worries haven't been helped after being relegated from Division 2 last season.  Luckily they have managed to keep most of last seasons squad and have also managed to add to it.

They started life in the 3rd with a 2-2 draw at new boys Boston last Saturday.  After dominating most of the game they let it slip at the end when Boston grabbed a late equaliser.

They will have the return of Carl Fletcher from suspension to look forward to but will be without keeper Gareth Stewart who picked up a ligament injury in training before the Boston game.  Cherries manager, Sean O'Driscoll is looking for a replacement but will continue with loan signing Chris Tardif tomorrow night.


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Joy, Stamps, Ayres, Smith, Hinton, Williams, Parrish, Sall, Flynn, Bennett, Shilton, Ducros, Doyle, Broughton, Henriksen, Corbett, Lewis.

Bournemouth from:
Tardif, Menetrier, Broadhurst, Maher, Young, Tindall, Elliott, O'Connor, Holmes, Stock, Browning, Hayter, Feeney, Purches, Fletcher, Thomas, Eribenne, Howe, D Smith, Birmingham, Huck, Tetu.
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bournemouth websites:

official site
rednblack net

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