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15th August 2003 
At the Reynolds Arena
16/8/03 3:00pm
The Harriers will be visiting their second impressive stadium within a week this Saturday.  On Wednesday it was the home of Ipswich, Portman Rd, and tomorrow it'll be the new Reynolds Arena.  The new home of 3rd Division Darlington.

We have the privilege of being the first ever team to visit their new ground.  All their pre-season games were played away from home and their Carling Cup game was an away game at Bradford.

That was a good night for them, taking the Bantams all the way to penalties where they won 5-3.  They'll be hoping for a big Prem side in the next round and also hoping they'll be drawn at home so they can fill their 25,000 seater stadium.

After taking Ipswich so close I wonder who we would have had when the draws made on Saturday morning.  Bet it's a Prem side.

Back for us at Darlo should be Bo Henriksen.  He was sorely missed midweek and for all John Williams experience he hasn't got the quickness of brain that Bo's got.

It's still doubtful if Matt Gadsby will be making his debut but he can't be that far off a return now.

Darlo have kept most of their squad from last season but have added just a few in Fabian Bossy, formerly of Ayr United and Clydebank, and central defender Jonathan Hutchinson from Birmingham City.

They have a few injury problems and Gary Pearson will probably miss out on making his debut at the new stadium along with Danny Mellanby.  Meanwhile Neil Wainwright, Matthew Clarke and Joey Hutchinson all face a race against time to be ready for the kick off with groin, ankle and hamstring injuries respectively.


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Stamps, Gadsby, Coleman, Willis, Ayres, Smith, Hinton, D Williams, Parrish, Flynn, Heath, Bennett, Ward, Shilton, Henriksen, J Williams, Bishop, Lewis.

Darlington from:
Collett, Price, Valentine, Liddle, Clarke, Bossy, Pearson, Clark, Keltie, Mellanby, Nicholls, Conlon, Wainwright, McGurk, Convery, Hughes, Waller, Sheeran, Robson, Hutchinson, Maddison, Kilty. According to BBC ,
Previous games against Darlington
Harriers score first
2002 - 03
2001 - 02
FA Cup 1st rd        0-1
2000 - 01

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