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Match preview Vs Halifax Town



Date: 09-10-07 Venue: Aggborough Kick off: 19:45hrs
Tomorrow evening see's the third of our trio of games that we were aiming to gain a maximum of nine points from.    Halifax are our next victims in the surge towards the play-offs but the only problem is that we seem to be surging in the wrong direction.

We dropped two points at Northwich a week ago and then on Saturday another two points were dropped against a very poor Crawley Town with their goal coming from yet another goal keeping error by the on loan Chris MacKenzie.    This is our last chance to get something more meaningful before we travel to Histon this coming weekend to face a team that went to York City and hammered them 4-1.

Again it's going to have to be achieved without Scott Bevan in goal and also Jeff Kenna in defence.    We've missed both of these in different ways with Bevan being the most obvious difference with the defence seemingly having a lack of confidence in his stand in.    Jeff has been missed differently with his lack of defensive composure completely missing hence the balls being continually booted skywards instead of played along the ground.    You rarely see Sir Jeff humping a ball into the ether.

Iyseden Christie is still out with his hamstring, or is it his ankle, injury and he is still a few weeks from returning as is Simon Russell with his injury.    There must be some doubt about Dean Bennett too when he got injured on Saturday after struggling to make any kind of impression while he was on leading one to think he may have started the game with an injury.

Visitors Halifax had a good result on Saturday when they went to well placed Cambridge Utd and came back with a share of the points after drawing 2-2.    In an effort to strengthen the side they have bought in 19yr old striker Dean Oliver from Sheffield Utd.    It's doubtful if he'll start the game having only ever made one substitute appearance for his owners and just one game while on loan at Torquay Utd last season.

They'll be without Andy Campbell with a long term injury and useless ex Harrier Darryn Stamp is doubtful.    Most definitely out is their leading scorer Jon Shaw, on loan from Burton Albion, after he was red carded at Cambridge.    They do have Lewis Killeen back from injury though.

With 'Fax placed just below us in the League they'll be looking to go above us but I don't think they will.    I don't think we'll climb any nearer the play-offs either because this is going to be yet another draw.

Teams:

Harriers from:
Coleman, MacKenzie, Harkness, Bignot, Creighton, Whitehead, Munday, McGrath, Ferrell, Bennett, Hurren, Russell, Penn, Richards, Blackwood, Barnes-Homer, Smikle, Constable.

Halifax from:
Mawson, Legzdins, Butler, Scott, Doughty, Bushell, Quinn, Kearney, Forrest, Campbell, Stamp, Killeen, Toulson, Wright, Gray, Young, Taylor, Belle, Griffith, Torpey, Dadson, Oliver, Bailey.

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