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Match preview Vs Morecambe

Date: 23-09-06 Venue: Christie Park Kick off: 15:00hrs
With the team on a high following Tuesday nights first home win of the season against Southport it probably will not be a better time to come up against one of the better sides in the Conference.    Morecambe are always near the top or thereabouts come the end of each season and I fully expect them to be there again at the climax of this one.

At the moment they sit at mid-table and have made a slow start to the season, just the one home win so far against high flying Weymouth at the start of the month.    Surprisingly that attracted a low gate of 1333 compared to their average so far of 1665.

So they've the same amount of home games as us then.

In this weeks Kiddy Scuttle Mark Yates, the Harriers manager, has said that he may have been pushing the players too hard in training and he thinks that it might be better to have a more relaxed training attitude and let them reserve their strength for the games.

I have to agree with this as I think they should be fully fit by now and not need too much high encouragement to strut their stuff.    It'll be interesting to see if they take the same high energy football to Christie Park tomorrow.

Yates has said that he'll be going with the same team that started against Southport because of the injuries to Jeff Kenna and Dean Sturridge so that'll mean Andy White teaming up with Iyseden Christie and Jake Sedgemore filling in at the back in place of Kenna.    Bob Taylor will also miss out because of his hamstring injury.    It's also to be hoped that Simon Russell will start following what was probably his best game of the season on Tuesday evening.

Morecambe will have just Jim Bentley missing for them with an Achilles injury, since the first game of the season, but will have the joint (out of four) leading scorer in the Conference in Michael Twiss up front for them.    He's scored seven goals for them so far this season, that's one more than we have as a team.

I can't really see us winning this one but we can expect a draw at the very least.


Harriers from:
Bevan, S Taylor, Harkness, Haworth, Creighton, Whitehead, McGrath, Sedgemore, Hurren, Russell, Penn, Reynolds, Blackwood, Eaton, McClen, B Taylor, Smikle, Christie, White.

Morecambe from:
Drench, S Davies, Yates, Perkins, Howard, Stanley, Twiss, Hunter, Curtis, Thompson, Brannan, Meadowcroft, Carlton, Blackburn, Lloyd, Smith, Gray, J Davies, McLachlan, Shaw, West, Pickersgill, Langford.

Links to Morecambe websites here
Directions to Morecambe here

Previous games against Morecambe
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2005 - 06
1 - 0
0 - 2

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