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Match preview Vs Grays Athletic



Date: 24-04-07 Venue: Recreation Ground Kick off: 19:45hrs
Just two games left now and both away from home so the team, and the travelling fans, can breathe a sigh of relief.    This team can't get a home win, let alone a goal, at Aggborough but on the road it's a different matter and the Harriers have one of the best away records in the Conference.

We haven't lost an away game since Forest Green back in mid-February and can include wins at Oxford, Stevenage and Rushden in that time span.    Ok, we may not have scored many goals in that time but even one goal is more than we're getting at home.

We'll be without Scott Bevan for this clash at Grays after he got sent off against Morecambe on Saturday for stopping a clear goalscoring opportunity when he bought down Garry Thompson.

Still, we've been given dubious decisions before so we can't really argue can we.

We'll also be without Russ Penn as he see's out the last day of his three game ban and unless he goes and get's himself sent off against Crawley in the final game of the season he'll now be free to appear at Wembley in the Trophy final.

Jonny Harkness will be returning to the side after serving his one game ban for his sending off against Aldershot and we also have no injuries to the side to worry about.

Grays are not the force they once were when they came up from the Conference South last season and, after a bright start, they have slumped into the relegation zone after seeing most of their good players leave.    Aaron McClean left for Peterborough and then Michael Kightly joined Wolves and the Grays fortunes took a dive soon after.

Add into that management changes and fans un-rest and unease about the Chairmans intentions and you have a good example of a club in decline.

They'll be without Cameron Mawer with a knee injury but Anthony Tonkin, on loan from Yeovil, returns to the side after missing the last game through suspension.

We are safe from relegation and have no interest in the play-offs anymore and it's obvious that Grays are desperate for the points considering their position.    Just one more win could see them virtually safe and I think they'll get it tomorrow night.

Teams:

Harriers from:
S Taylor, Harkness, Kenna, Creighton, Whitehead, McGrath, Sedgemore, Hurren, Russell, Reynolds, Blackwood, Smikle, Christie, Constable, Hay, Brady, Eaton.

Grays from:
Bayes, Knowles, Joyce, Sambrook, Elkholti, Stuart, Downer, Thurgood, Oli, O'Connor, Tonkin, Martin, Griffiths, Williamson, Barness, Kemp, Smith, Bodkin, Rhodes, Nicholls, Harding, Joseph-Dubois, Howell, Grant, Wilkinson.

Links to Grays Athletic websites here
Directions to Grays here

Previous games against Grays Athletic
Harriers score first
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Away
2006 - 07
2 - 1
 
2005 - 06
0 - 5
0 - 1
2 - 2




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