Preview: Harriers v Chester
August 24, 2019

Preview: Harriers v Chester

Unbeaten Chester will provide a stiff test this afternoon for Harriers who are still in search of their first home win of the season.

Away from Aggborough Harriers have won the last two games but on home turf they have dropped points in both games after holding a winning position.

John Pemberton is again likely to stick with an unchanged side, going with the eleven that won at Curzon last weekend.  Jimmy O'Connor and Tom Palmer are still undergoing treatment for knee and head injuries respectively and will not feature.

Chester have yet to win away this season but with two wins and three draws from their opening five games currently sit in fifth place in the league.  Last time out they beat Gloucester City 4-0, their first clean sheet of the season.  There will be a number of familiar faces in the side with Joel Taylor, Akwasi Asante and George Waring all set to feature.

Last season this fixture ended in an impressive 4-1 win for Harriers; Declan Weeks, Joe Ironside, Ryan Johnson and Ed Williams with the goals.  Since Chester reformed the matches between the clubs have seen three wins for each team and three draws; under the guise of Chester City tomorrow's visitors won all three encounters.

I expect Harriers to line-up as follows (5-3-2): Gregory; Austin, Davdison, Moyo, R. Williams, Johnson; Weeks, Butterfield, E. Wiliams; Chambers, Peniket.
Subs (from): Higginson, D. Lowth, Mountjoy, Prosser, Scott, Taylor-Randle, White.
MIssing (injured): O'Connor, Palmer.

Today's referee will be Andy Sykes from Lancashire.  His only other time in charge of a Harriers game was last season's 1-1 draw at Curzon Ashton.

The weather this afternoon is forecast to be sunny with a temperature of 27°C and no chance of rain.

Elsewhere the Under-23 side take on Continental Star this morning with a 10:30 kick-off at King Edward VI Playing Field in Oldswinford.

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