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Match preview Vs Exeter City

Date: 22-03-08 Venue: St James Park Kick off: 15:00hrs
The Harriers season is now over for another year/5 months? following their whimpering exit from the Worcester Senior Cup at St Georges Lane on Monday night.  It was obvious from the poor team that Mark Yates put out that we had no real intention of wanting to go any further and didn't want any silverware in the cabinet no matter how poor quality it was.

It's now a matter of running the season down and just picking up the odd point here or there and trying to keep the fans happy.

The board seem to think that one way of achieving this is to reduce the price of admission for just one game for adults.  The fact that it's a midweek game against un-attractive opposition in Ebbsfleet isn't going to encourage the stay-aways to join with a sparsely attendance anyway.

What's really needed is a more positive outlook from the club on the playing side.  Get that right and the crowds will come back.  They can start by getting a decent result at Exeter tomorrow.

We should have a full crew to call on now that Andy Ferrell came through the Worcester game with flying colours.  He's been out for a few weeks with an injury to his ankle.

We have no other injuries but Michael McGrath picked up his fifth yellow card of the season on Monday but it's not clear if that means whether he'll miss tomorrows game or the game against Rushden on Monday.

Exeter faltered in the bid to make the play-offs when they lost at York City two weeks ago but that reverse still only amounted to five defeats all season for the Grecians.  Compare that to table topping Aldershot who have lost seven games so far.

City's problem is that they have drawn far too many games - fourteen compared to just two for Aldershot.

All this means for us is that City will be no walk over and we have not got to lie down.

They could be without their newest signing, Ben Watson, after he badly gashed his ankle in a reserve game against Yeovil during the week.  They do have Jon Richardson out and doubts about Adam Stansfield and Ryan Harley but apart from that they look to be ok.

This is going to be a tough game for us and we have usually done well down there in the past but times have changed and while City are on the up we are spiralling down quicker than King Kong falling of the Empire State Building.


Harriers from:
MacKenzie, Coleman, Harkness, Kenna, Jeannin, Bignot, Creighton, Knights, Bennett, McGrath, Ferrell, Hurren, Russell, Penn, Barnes-Homer, Smikle, Christie.

Exeter City from:
Marriott, Jones, Watson, Tully, Friend, Gill, Seabourne, A Taylor, Stansfield, Elam, Carlisle, Basham, Cozic, Edwards, M Taylor, Saunders, Logan, Moxey, Sercombe, Martin, Bye, Shephard, Harley.

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Previous games against Exeter City
Harriers score first
2007 - 08
4 - 0
2006 - 07
0 - 2
0 - 1
1 - 1
2005 - 06
1 - 2
0 - 1
2002 - 03
4 - 3
5 - 2
2001 - 02
3 - 1
1 - 2
2000 - 01
0 - 0
1 - 2
1992 - 93
0 - 1

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