Preview: Harriers v Curzon Ashton
Harriers look to extend their home form to four games unbeaten this evening when Curzon visit Aggborough.
At the weekend Harriers were disappointed to drop two points against Boston having been in a strong position to have taken all three points and tonight will look to bounce back with a third victory in four home games. Victory tonight would see Harriers continue to climb up the table, the correct set of result elsewhere could see Harriers climb seven places.
Joel Taylor limped out of the game against Boston at the weekend, on his return from injury, but should be OK to continue as should Joe Ironside who was also substituted on his return from injury. Both Andre Wright and Andre Brown will be pushing to take a place in the starting line-up, particularly if Ironside is deemed not fit enough, as will loanee Will Longbottom who looked lively in his brief cameo from the bench on Saturday.
Curzon haven't had a great start to the season, so far they have not won away from home, losing three and drawing one of their four games on the road. At the weekend, though, they performed well to earn themselves a draw against Salford City and end a run of three straight defeats.
Last season Harriers won both games, two goals from James McQuilkin and one from Andre Brown gave them a 3-2 win at Aggborough having won 6-1 away on the Opening Day of the season. Overall Harriers have won all three games played between the clubs.
I expect Harriers to line-up as follows (4-3-3): Hall; Austin, Taylor, Williams, Horsfall; Croasdale, McQuilkin, Ngwatala; Sonupe, A. Brown, Bradley.
Subs (from): Bannister, Digie, Ironside, Longbottom, Nti, Webb, Weeks, Wright.
Missing (injured): Truslove, Vaughan.
Missing (on-loan): J. Brown, Clarke, Palmer.
The referee tonight is Tom Reeves from Coventry who is in charge of a Harriers game for the first time.
This evening's weather is forecast to be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain and a temperature of 17°C.