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Match preview Vs Fleetwood Town


Date: 22-04-11gif Venue: Aggboroughgif Kick off: 19:45hrs
Most people are claiming that this will be our biggest game, EVER, since the promotion year game at home to Rushden & Diamonds twelve years ago.   Back then Jan Molby's team took on the villagers in a game approaching the end of the season that would go towards deciding which side gained promotion.  We won the game 2-0 with goals from Ian Foster and Andy Brownrigg in front of a gate of 6,250 and bear in mind that our first game in the League against Torquay only attracted 5122 to Aggborough.

Lee Morris So will this game be just as big and important?  On that basis, no, because back then we were top of the League and it attracted a gate that we couldn't match just a few months later.  Tonights game is only to fight for a play off place and it certainly won't attract a post 6000 gate but it is important for now.

Fleetwood are talking about bringing eight coaches down so assuming they're 48 seaters then that's 384 for starters.  Add in the possible fifty more that have used alternative modes of transport then we can call it 420 odd fishy type people on their way here.  I can't see us supplying the other 6000 and it'll be more like 1,800 of us.

Fleetwood have taken the opportunity given by our drop in form and drawn games to overtake us in the League and then to develop a four point gap that we could now find hard to close and even harder still if we fail to beat them.  We lost even more ground after that terrible second half against Darlington on Tuesday because Yorks win at home to Luton also put them above us and pushed us down to seventh place.

We should be able to welcome Lee Morris (left) back from injury although I would have liked to see him come on against Darlington for the last quarter just to prove to the fans that he hadn't just been benchwarming.  Matt Lowe will still be out injured and I think he's destined never to actually play for us.  Tom Sharpe will definitely miss out even though he's back in training now but the season will end before he's fit again.

Jamie Milligan will be out for the remainder of the season for Fleetwood with a fractured knee joint and as far as I know that's the only injury problem they have.  Gareth Seddon returned from a long term injury in time for their 6-0 drubbing of Eastbourne two weeks ago so he should be lining up for them tomorrow.

Before the Darlington game I thought that we would beat Darlo but lose against Fleetwood so ending our play off hopes.  We know what happened on Tuesday and that proves that my forecasting powers are crap.  We'll lose this game

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Harriers from:
Lewis, Stevens, Vaughan, Williams, Albrighton, Byrne, Shaw, Briscoe, McPhee, Briggs, Hankin, Morris, N Wright, Blair, Matt, Gittings, Canham.

Fleetwood from:
Hurst, Davies, Beeley, A Wright, Barry, McNulty, Pond, Clancy, Harvey, Vieira, Mullan, Brown, Thorpe, Miles, McGuire, Seddon, Linwood, Duggan, Camozzi, Parker, Cavanagh, Donnelly, Gregan, Rowe.

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Previous games against Fleetwood Town
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2010 - 11
1 - 1
2009 - 10
0 - 0
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