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Match preview Vs Torquay Utd


Date: 15-09-15gif Venue: Aggboroughgif Kick off: 19:45hrs

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Simon Heslop The Harriers come up against another struggling club tomorrow evening and again it's yet another game that we need to win.  We came close to that at Halifax on Saturday but again a lack of defensive concentration allowed the home side to draw level after we had led for most of the game with another goal from the on fire Gurjit Singh.

Exodus Geohaghon The 1-1 scoreline kept us at the very bottom of the table after hopes that we could have risen to the heady heights of third from bottom so now we need to see off Torquay to reach that elusive place.

We'll have to do it without Andrew Fox now that the impressive young defender has returned to Peterborough.  In his month and six games with us he has looked cultured and confident and many fans likened him to Mickey Demetriou.  Maybe if we had been a winning team he would have wanted to stay with us but who in their right mind is going to further their career by staying at Aggborough.

We do have the second home debut of Kelvin Langmead to look forward to though after he returned from injury at Halifax.  The defence seemed stronger with him in the team so it's to be hoped that he'll last longer than the thirty minutes he lasted for on the opening day against Grimsby.  Jordan Tunnicliffe was missing on Saturday with a hamstring pull but it appears to have been minor and he should be playing tomorrow.  Luke Maxwell serves the second game of his three match ban.  We only need Rob Taylor now.

Torquay will be without goalkeeper Fabian Spiess after he was sent off at Welling over the weekend for handling the ball outside the area.  Nick Lavercombe will take his place.  They also have a few injuries with Luke Young and Waide Fairhurst both out with knee problems while Courtney Richards is just recovering from a hamstring injury and could make the game.

They have two players who will be familiar to Harriers fans.  One will be welcome here the other can go throw himself off a cliff for all we care.  Simon Heslop (right) is the nice one and he spent time with us back in the 2005-06 season when he came to Aggborough on a six month loan from Barnsley as an eighteen year old and appeared twenty seven times scoring twice from midfield.  We were his second club and since then he has played for ten other clubs including Grimsby, Tamworth, Oxford and Mansfield before joining up with Torquay a few weeks ago.

The other one is Exodus Geohaghon (above).  He can duck right off.

This will be Tim Flowers first home game in charge of the Harriers since the managerial shuffle around on Friday and hopefully he'll be able to add three points to the one he earned at Halifax.  Surely we have to win one day.

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Harriers from:
Palmer, Snedker, Hodgkiss, Rowe-Turner, Green, Clarke, Jones, Langmead, Tunnicliffe, Taylor, Verma, Sweeney, Styche, Campbell, Spencer, Dinsley, Singh, Wright.

Torquay Utd from:
Lavercombe, Hurst, Butler, Fenwick, MacDonald, Geohaghon, Briscoe, Marsh, Murombedzi, Carmichael, Richards, Fisher, Smith, Chaney, Odofin, Quigley, Lavelle-Moore, Heslop.

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Previous games against Torquay Utd
Harriers score first
2014 - 15
2 - 1
1 - 2
2008 - 09
1 - 0
1 - 0
2007 - 08
2 - 5
0 - 1
2003 - 04
1 - 2
1 - 1
2002 - 03
2 - 0
2 - 2
2001 - 02
1 - 0
4 - 1
2000 - 01
2 - 0
1 - 1
1994 - 95
1 - 1
0 - 1

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