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Match preview Vs Nuneaton Town


Date: 26-08-13gif Venue: Sperrin Brewery Stadiumgif Kick off: 15:00hrs

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Next up for the Harriers is a Bank Holiday visit to nearby Nuneaton.  Nuneaton have started the season at a canter and at this time are the most improved team in the league racking up two wins and two draws making them one of the four unbeaten sides so far.

Yesterday they gained an impressive away draw at newly relegated Barnet, much against every experts forecasts.  Not many sides will go to Barnets new Hive Stadium and come back with a point this year.

At the same time as Nuneaton were gaining their point we were initially struggling to win against a resilient Chester side struggling at the other end of the table.  A late goal from Joe Lolley secured all three points for us but at times we looked to be on the verge of throwing it all away with a lack of ideas going forward.

Below par performances from too many integral players will be a worry for Steve Burr in his selection process for tomorrows game and following Lolleys barnstorming thirty minute cameo Anthony Malbon could find himself on the bench.  To be honest he does seem to be lacking in confidence slightly and taking the pressure off him for a while could help the lad regain it.

Nuneaton will be without Simon Forsdick for the remainder of the season after he suffered a cruciate injury to his knee in pre-season.  They did have a worry about James Armson with a groin injury but he seems to have overcome that and played at Barnet yesterday.

Greg Pearson, on loan with us at the end of last season, is now with Nuneaton but he doesn't seem to be getting much game time having only played in the final ten minutes of their opening game at Macclesfield.  Still with them is their impressive wideman Wes York, thought to have been a Steve Burr target during the close season.  He put in a transfer request but the valuation was thought to be out of the reach of most clubs at this level and so he remains with them for the time being.

This is going to be a tough game for both sides.  We need to step up another level from what was, strangely, a disappointing game yesterday even though the result was a positive one for us while Nuneaton will use this game as a measure to see how far they have improved this season and if their presence so high up the table is a truth or a blip.

I think both teams will come out with all guns blazing but end up sharing the points.  If any team is going to win then I think that will be us.


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

Nuneaton Town from:
Evtimov, Belshaw, A Bell, Cowan, Dean, Walker, Adams, Moult, Armson, Brown, Streete, McNamee, Sleath, Gordon, York, Taylor, Pearson, Trainer, M Bell.

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Previous games against Nuneaton Town
Harriers score first
2012 - 13
1 - 0
1 - 0

For earlier results against Nuneaton Town look here on Statto's Harriers site   

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