FA Trophy Preview: Stockport County v Harriers
January 16, 2018

FA Trophy Preview: Stockport County v Harriers

A trip to Maidenhead United awaits the winners of the tonight's FA Trophy replay as Harriers and Stockport try again at Edgeley Park.

Should Harriers make it through it would be a first-ever visit to the National League side's York Road ground.  The full draw for the Third Round is as follows:

  1. St Albans City or Harrogate Town v Billericay Town
  2. Maidstone United v Gateshead or Boreham Wood
  3. Maidenhead United v Kidderminster Harriers or Stockport County
  4. Wealdstone v Ebbsfleet United or Warrington Town
  5. Brackley Town or Barrow v Sutton United
  6. Dover Athetic v Leyton Orient
  7. Spennymoor Town v East Thurrock United
  8. Weston-super-Mare or Workington v Bromley

Harriers could name an unchanged side; Tyrone Williams was left out at the weekend because he was in talks with another club about a potential transfer and would have unavailable tonight anyway as he begins a four-game ban following his sending-off at Chorley last week but has today completed that move to Solihull Moors.  Fraser Horsfall is OK to play, though, as his suspension from Saturday's game, just a one-game ban, will not come into effect until Saturday's trip to Curzon Ashton.

I expect Harriers to line-up as follows (4-3-3): Hall; Vaughan, Pearson, O'Connor, Horsfall; Croasdale, McQuilkin, Ngwatala; Austin, Ironside, Bradley.
Subs (from): A. Brown, Palmer, Sonupe, Taylor, Truslove, Wright.
Missing (injured): Weeks.
Missing (on-loan): J. Brown, Digie.
Missing (dual-reg.): Finch, Webb.

Refereeing the game tonight will be Danny Middleton from Derbyshire.  This will be his third time in charge of a Harriers First Team game: last season he did the home defeat to FC United and this season's FA Cup exit at Fylde.  He has also overseen an Under-19s game at Ilkeston that ended all-square.

Tonight's weather forecast suggests that kick-off time will see temperatures around 2°C and snow.