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Match preview Vs York City

Date: 23-09-08 Venue: Aggborough Kick off: 19:45hrs
The team will be cock-a-hoop after winning their first away game of the season at Weymouth on Saturday.  A late strike by Darryl Knights gave us the points after Justin Richards got us back on level terms in the first half.

Simon Russell We will now hope to increase our great un-beaten home form by putting paid to the hopes of Simon Russell's York City.  Scholesy joined the mid table side last month in the transfer deadline period and this will be an interesting return for him.

During his time here he was often played out of position and it seems to be the same policy at York with City fans complaining about him continually having to change to his right foot.  He's yet to score for them or really hold down a permanent place because during most games he's either a substitute or is subbed himself sometimes during a game.

City's results are also a bit middling even though they have only lost the once this season at Kettering.  The majority of their other games have been draws and at on stage they drew five games in a row.

Following another draw on Saturday at home to Salisbury the manager, Colin Walker, has moved into the market in an attempt to strengthen his side.  He bought in the former Rotherham right back, Tom Hirst, during the week and today he signed his ex team mate, midfielder Peter Holmes, on a months loan.

Simon Rusk should keep his place in the side after returning from a knee injury and Daniel McBreen should start for the first time this season after coming on as a sub against Salisbury and impressing.

Again we have no injuries and again we'll start with the same team as in previous weeks.  It ain't broke and it works so why change it?

In our favour we have a strikeforce on fire at the moment and Matt Barnes-Homer will want to get a goal himself tomorrow night after Richards scored against Weymouth.  They've been neck and neck in the scoring charts all season and Matt won't want his mate getting a head of steam on him.

If I was a betting man I'd take either of those to score again against City but I also think that City will be coming here for a draw and that's just what I'm forecasting.

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Harriers from:
Bartlett, Coleman, Baker, Riley, Bignot, Lowe, Ferrell, Creighton, Bowler, Jones, Foley, Knights, McDermott, Bennett, Brittain, Penn, Barnes-Homer, Smikle, Richards.

York City from:
McDonald, Mimms, Ingham, Purkiss, Robinson, Kelly, McGurk, Parslow, Sodje, Greaves, McBreen, Farrell, Russell, Wilkinson, Hogg, Rusk, Brodie, Henderson, Boyes, Shepherd, Holmes, McWilliams, Radcliffe, Bore, Hirst.

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Previous games against York City
Harriers score first
2007 - 08
3 - 0
2 - 2
2006 - 07
2 - 1
0 - 1
2005 - 06
0 - 0
2 - 2
2003 - 04
4 - 1
0 - 1
2002 - 03
1 - 2
0 - 0
2001 - 02
4 - 1
1 - 0
2000 - 01
3 - 1
0 - 1

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