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Match preview Vs Weymouth

Date: 26-08-06 Venue: Aggborough Kick off: 15:00hrs
Tomorrow we take on our third 'new boy' since the new season started with the visit of the Nationwide Conference South champions, Weymouth.    Last week we went up to the Northern champions, Northwich, and came back with all three points after the single goal was scored by the tireless Luke Reynolds.

We played with a lone striker up front for the bulk of the game last week and it seemed to work well enough, just as it did at Burton a few day's earlier.    We won't be going with the same tactics against the 'Muff, mainly because we're at home and fan's expect to see a more confident, attacking formation on home ground.

We also need to win this game against a side with maximum points so far.

Dean Sturridge had some quality time on the pitch on Saturday although he was taken off just before the end of the game and I expect him to be partnering Luke up front tomorrow.    Until Andy White becomes a bit more mobile then I expect him to be on the bench but he could quite easily adopt the róle that Russ Penn has been playing, just behind the strikers.

Jamie McClen is fit again now after competing in a 'behind closed doors' game against Cheltenham in mid week but with the Harriers manager, Mark Yates, talking up Dwaine Lee in the Shuttle then I think McClen will be on the bench.

Jeff Kenna is still out with a hamstring injury so will be missing again.

Weymouth seem more interested in the visit of Oxford Utd on Bank Holiday Monday than playing us so all the talk on their website and message board is about that game and not our conflict.    What little news I can garner is that they have a handful of injuries with one time Harriers target Trevor Challis doubtful along with Andy Harris and Roy O'Brien.

Shaun Wilkinson is now back from suspension and is expected to make the bench at least.

As mentioned earlier this is a game we need to win if only to bring Weymouth back to reality.    We also need a home win to wipe out the memories of that awful opening day fiasco against St Albans.    With our last two more positive results, and a team that are more used to each other, then I don't see why we can't collect all three points.


Harriers from:
Bevan, Taylor, Harkness, Cowan, Haworth, Creighton, Whitehead, Lee, McGrath, Sedgemore, Hurren, Russell, Penn, Reynolds, Blackwood, Eaton, McClen, Smikle, Sturridge, White.

Weymouth from:
Lee-Barrett, Matthews, Carmichael, Challis, Crittenden, Downer, Elam, El Kholti, Eribenne, Harris, Howell, James, Logan, Nade, O'Brien, Purser, Smith, Tindall, Tully, Vickers, Weatherstone, Wilkinson.

Links to Weymouth websites here
Previous games against Weymouth
Harriers score first
1988 - 89
1 - 0
1 - 3
1987 - 88
1 - 0
1 - 1
1986 - 87
1 - 1
1 - 2
1985 - 86
1 - 2
2 - 1
1984 - 85
3 - 3
2 - 0
1983 - 84
0 - 1
0 - 1
0 - 0
2 - 0
1973 - 74
1 - 2
1972 - 73
0 - 3

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