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Match preview Vs Gravesend & Northfleet

Date: 11-02-06 Venue: Aggborough Kick off: 15:00hrs
The new found confidence of the Harriers could take a big step this weekend as they seek to add another game to their un-beaten run of four games and also gain their second double of the season with a win over Gravesend.    We beat our visitors 2-1 at their ground in September with goals from the now departed Iyseden Christie and Wayne Hatswell.

This game against the Men of Kent sees two similarly placed clubs both hoping to pull away that little bit further from the relegation zone.    Gravesend are one place above us in the League but are two points better off and also have three games in hand meaning that we have to go all out to inflict a defeat on them.

Mark Rawle There will be home debuts for Paul Smith, Junior Osborne and Jake Sedgemore with Andy White making a return to Aggborough after his last appearance for us in the 2-1 away win at a cold and wet Yeovil in the winter of 2004.    Russ Penn will miss this game after picking up his fifth booking of the season at Halifax last weekend and Michael Blackwood should have got over a minor injury picked up in the same game.

Junior Osborne also got injured in training before that game and had to pull out but should be fit enough to slot in at right back and allow Sedgemore to return to his preferred option of mid-field.

Gravesend have recently bought in former Harrier, Mark Rawle, on loan until the end of the season from Woking and he will be raring to put in an appearance against us after he failed to impress during his time at Aggborough and, obviously, failed to impress Woking fans either.

Gravesend will be without suspended duo Brad Johnson and Paul McCarthy while Justin Skinner returns to the squad after a shin injury.

Jay Saunders (back) and Charlie McDonald (knee) are both injury doubts.


Harriers from:
Danby, Lewis, Harkness, Burgess, Osborne, Mullins, Ludlow, Paul Smith, Sedgemore, Fleming, Graves, White, Hurren, Russell, Francis, Sheldon, Wilson, Butler, Blackwood, Thompson.

Gravesend from:
Kerr, Holloway, Gooding, Skinner, Porter, James Smith, McKimm, Saunders, MacDonald, Jackson, Slatter, Protheroe, Bowry, Hodgson, Glozier, Ross Smith, Moore, Drury, Fuller, Watkins, Rawle.

Links to Gravesend websites here
Previous games against Gravesend
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2005 - 06
2 - 1

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