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15th April 2005  
Yeovil Town
At Aggborough
16/4/05    3:00pm
Yeovil did us no favours two weeks ago by crashing to an un-expected defeat at Rushden and I can see them helping them out again by inflicting a defeat on us tomorrow.  If they do beat us then they must surely be sending us back to the Conference.

On Saturday at 4:50pm I predict that our brief stay with the big boys will be over.

By then we could possibly be seven points behind the Diamonds and, worse still, one point behind Cambridge.  Rushden are at home to an out of form Boston and even though Cambridge are away at promotion chasers Scunthorpe it's a game that I think the bottom club could get a point from, maybe even a win.

Following yet another awful game, and result, against Bury last week our job has been made that much harder and to top it all this week there has been a bit of a bug in the camp and a few players have been laid low and unable to train.  Simon Weaver, Simon Russell and Gary Birch were the worst affected with Mark Jackson, Dean Keates, Tom Bennett, Mark Rawle and Lee Jenkins rested after picking up a selection of knocks.

Gary Birch is ruled out anyway with a recurrence of his knee injury along with Iyseden Christie (stitches in a crack in his bum), Reuben Hazell (fear and paranoia of football pitches) and Ian Foster (knee injury, but a genuine bloke).

Stuart Watkiss, whose first game in charge for us was the 2-1 defeat at Yeovil in October, has also hinted that he might be re-calling Wayne Hatswell to the side after dropping him for the first half last Saturday.  Another hint was that he might be playing Hats in midfield with Johnny Mullins dropping back into the right back spot normally occupied, when he's not gone AWOL, by Hats.

Yeovil, a side that have made a success of their short time in the League, have very few injury worries and will be without just the one player, Scott Guyett.  They have had some minor worries during the week to Marcus Richardson and Bartosz Tarachulski (his dad's Welsh!!) but they have now cleared up and will be ready to play.

Also turning out for them will be a player that should have been turning out for us.  Phil Jevons was a target for us in pre-season but the silly man wanted payment for his services and that's something the club could not do after wasting, sorry investing, hard earned wages on Hazell, Christie and Mickey Mellon.

He's now knocked in twenty four goals for his club this season and he's now attracting the attentions of clubs higher up the ladder.  Cardiff City are the latest to show some interest in him but one has to wonder how they can when they supposedly have no money.  They'll probably get a loan off the PFA then.

Result tomorrow?  Who knows, who cares!!


Harriers from:
Danby, Lewis, Burton, Mullins, Jones, Sall, Weaver, Jackson, Bennett, Hatswell, McHale, Beardsley, McGrath, Jenkins, Keates, Cozic, Gleeson, Sturrock, Rawle, Russell.

Yeovil from:
Weale, Collis, Lockwood, Rose, Skiverton, Miles, Way, Terry, Johnson, Gall, Richardson, Jevons, Amankwaah, Sodje, Reed, Lindegaard, Tarachulski, Williams, Thompson, Davies, Woozley, Stolcers, Brown.

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Previous games against Yeovil
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2004 - 05
1 - 2
2003 - 04
0 - 1
2 - 1
2002 - 03
2001 - 02
2000 - 01

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