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28th october 2002 
Swansea City
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29/10/02 7:45pm
With a storm forecast for tomorrow there may be an outside chance of this game being called off.  If it's not then we'll hopefully be kicking up a storm instead.

Kiddy Harriers are a team on a roll at the moment following wins away at Shrewsbury and Dagenham followed up by a stunning victory on Saturday against a Cambridge side who look almost certain for promotion this season.

As for Swansea they are struggling again, on and off the field.  They've been hovering around the bottom of the table all season but did manage to move out of the death zone following a point away at Carlisle but they still remain in the danger zone with only twelve points.  Exactly the same as Carlisle and Exeter City.

They recently sacked Vetch Field hero, Nick Cusack, after such a poor start to the season and appointed ex Wrexham manager Brian Flynn in his place.  He hasn't managed to turn the Swans fortunes around either so it can't be long before the fan's start clamouring for the 'Fat Man' to come back and save them.  Don't laugh, it's not as unlikely as it sounds.

They should have an almost full squad to choose from for the game, bearing in mind they only managed to take 14 fit players to Stevenage for their LDV game.  They lost 2-1.

They will be without Neil Sharp who has gone into hospital for an ankle operation and will be out until February next year.  Also doubtful are Terry Evans and David Smith.

We're definitely buzzing now and will be facing Swansea full of confidence.  Morale is high in the camp and with Adie Smith and Mark Blake out, but on his way back, we should be able to field the same side as beat Cambridge so convincingly.

Scott Stamps will be facing a fitness test before the game again so he may reclaim his place.

A surprise appearance was made by Abdou Sall on Saturday.  Even though it was only to sit on the bench it looked to be a propaganda exercise by the club to show that Abdou was still part of the setup at Aggborough.

Colin Larkin It'll look more convincing if he gets a run out at Swansea.

After 'JJ's two goals against Cambridge the club are now hoping to get his loan spell extended.  Thankfully now that Wolves are starting to get some results the possibility is there that Dave Jones may allow him to.  If we can get him here for the rest of the season that would be ideal.

There is a problem with this in that last year we spent all season nurturing Colin Larkin only to see Wolves place the kind of price on his head that made it impossible for us to even make a bid for him.  In the end he went to Mansfield for 125.000.  Could the same scenario happen again?

A win tomorrow could see us move up to 2nd place.  Cross fingers.

Don't forget to look at the stats in the new head2head link at the bottom of the page.


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

Swansea from:
Freestone, Jenkins, O'Leary, Theobold, Jones, Reid, Mumford, Phillips, Cash, Watkin, Thomas, Murphy, Wood, Lacey, Jackson, Keaveny, D Smith, J Smith, Marsh, Moss, Evans, Williams, Howard, Lacey, De-Vulgt.
Season 01/02
Harriers 0 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Harriers

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