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Match preview Vs Dartford FC

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Date: 21-09-13gif Venue: Princes Parkgif Kick off: 15:00hrs

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The Harriers returned from Tamworth on Tuesday night with their third win in a row and three goals under their belts.  To continue the 'three' theme all three scorers, James Dance, Michael Gash and Anthony Malbon chalked up their third goals of the season.

That's enough three stuff for now.

That Tamworth game was our best overall performance of the season so far except for us not really running riot and doubling the goal tally up to six.  That's just me being picky though and one day I'm sure we will knock up a cricket score but I can't see that coming in our forthcoming game at Dartford tomorrow.

Josh Gowling The Darts are a tough team to beat at their gaff and if there is to be a victory for us then I think it'll only be by the odd goal of a low scoring game.

Last season we lost by the odd goal in one but that was when we 'weren't very good' at the beginning of the season.  By the time we had improved out of all recognition come December we beat them 5-1 at Aggborough.  Goals from Chey Dunkley, Jamille Matt (2), Mike Williams and Lee Vaughan gave us our best home result of last season.

On Tuesday we were without Josh Gowling (left) after he failed a fitness test on his knee prior to the game.  He's hoping to be back for tomorrow but Jamie Grimes, who stepped in at short notice to deputise for him, did extremely well and it's hard to recall him making any mistakes at all.  He'll be ready to cover once more if called upon.

Joe Lolley also missed out once more through injury but he should be getting close to a return any day now.  Jamie Tolley is also still out injured too.

A new name on the injury list could be Kyle Storer after he limped off during the second half at Tamworth.  At one stage the stretcher was called for but then sent back as the Captain bravely left the field supported by the physios.  No doubt any treatment since then has worked but if he isn't available then Jack Byrne will step into the breach.

Dartford haven't started the season too well although the first game of the season against Alfreton did produce a win for them.  The second win came on Bank Holiday Monday when they beat Tamworth but apart from that just the one drawn game and six losses.

They could be without Mat Mitchel-King (knee) and midfielder Max Cornhill (groin) for our game but they're hoping that both will be fit.  No other injuries to report.

As said earlier this is going to be a tough game but a winnable game if we play as we did at the Lamb.  I'm not expecting a 1-0 defeat like last season.

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Teams:

Harriers from:
Lewis, N Vaughan, L Vaughan, Grimes, Dunkley, Demetriou, Gowling, Tolley, Storer, Fowler, Jackman, Lolley, Angus, Dance, Johnson, Malbon, Morgan-Smith, Gittings, Gash, Blissett.

Dartford FC from:
Julian, Ibrahim, Wellham, Sterling, Clark, Cornhill, Hayes, Noble, Prior, Bradbrook, Harris, Rogers, Mitchel-King, Collier, Birchall, Ibemere, Fry, Burns, Porter, Monger, Vint, Eisa.

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Previous games against Dartford FC
Harriers score first
Home
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2012 - 13
5 - 1
1 - 0


For earlier results against Dartford FC look here on Statto's Harriers site   






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