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Match preview Vs Welling Utd


Date: 11-04-15gif Venue: Park View Roadgif Kick off: 15:00hrs

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With the Harriers season finally, thankfully, crawling to a close we venture on one of the longer trips tomorrow when we journey South of that there London Town to play Welling Utd.  With them struggling near the foot of the table and looking good for the drop they'll be trying their utmost to win a game against a team that they must see as beatable.

We're struggling to get any kind of decent run going and even though we did get a win and a draw against Braintree and Telford we didn't look good value.  We looked less value at home to Bristol Rovers last Monday when we ended up on the end of an, expected, second half spanking.  If Rovers hadn't been so bad themselves in the first half the eventual score could have been doubled by one of the favourites for promotion.  In the end it was an effort to keep it down to just the three goals.

Again, as at Telford a few days previous, the Harriers manager Gary Whild was forced to play the youngsters once more and this time the on loan William Boyle came in for his debut while Academy kid George Forsyth watched the game from the bench.  Expect Forsyth to play at Welling now seeing as Aman Verma will now miss the remainder of the season and possibly Jack Byrne too.  Verma with a chipped bone in his foot and Byrne with a hamstring injury.  Craig Reid is also supposed to be on his way back from injury but don't hold your breath.

Welling have struggled since they returned to the Conference two seasons ago, sixteenth last season, and now sit fourth from bottom six points adrift of the higher placed Alfreton although they still have to play them away from home.  Nuneaton being deducted three points earlier this week hasn't helped them really and tomorrow is a must win game for them.

The caretaker manager, Louis Fazakerley, has bought in a few players in recent weeks to get them out of trouble but time is running out now and the new faces haven't made much difference.  Last Monday they entertained promotion chasing Eastleigh and lost 2-1 in a bad tempered game that saw seven bookings but no reds.  They will have to make do without Joe Healy and Ben Jefford for the next two games as both picked up their tenth yellow card of the season on Easter Monday but they will have Chris Bush available following a three match suspension and Michael Chambers could return following illness.

Earlier in the season we won the home game 2-1 with the goals provided by Jared Hodgkiss and Chey Dunkley.  That game was televised and was being used by Hereford as a vehicle for their campaign for the removal of an incompetent board.  At the time little did we know but now it strikes a chord doesn't it?

It's also Ladies Day at Welling tomorrow and all females will be able to gain admittance for free.  The team will also be coming out in a fetching shade of pink (matching nails too) just for this game.  We'll be wearing soft apricot with an infusion of cerise.

As for the game tomorrow I feel we might be helping to seal the fate of another club too after relegating Telford last week.  Even though it could be men against boys once again I think the single point we give Welling may not be enough to save them.


Harriers from:
Lewis, Singh, Whitcombe, Hodgkiss, Green, Forsyth, Nicholson, Kelly, Sweeney, O'Keefe, Grimes, Millichamp, Fry, Maxwell, Asante, Obeng, Harrison, Digie, Boyle, Gittings, Hughes, Reffell, Wright, Spencer, Reid.

Welling Utd from:
Henly, Fazakerley, Fyfield, Gallagher, McEntegart, Fagan, Bush, Young, Purse, Vose, Penny, St Aimie, Carmichael, Osbourne, Little, Berry, Lafayette, Ouani, J Williams, Harris, Corne, Jeffrey, B Williams, Adeyinka, Hudson, Taylor, Zerafa, Duguid.

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Previous games against Welling Utd
Harriers score first
2014 - 15
2 - 1
2013 - 14
2 - 0
2 - 1

For earlier results against Welling Utd look here on Statto's Harriers site   

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