"Bucks aiming for more away day success"
Match Date : April 15th, 2023 3:00 pm
Competition : National League North
Ground : Aggborough Stadium
Kick Off : 15:00
The Bucks will make the short trip to Worcestershire to face Kidderminster Harriers this Saturday.
Like the Bucks, Harriers will be disappointed with how this season has gone, albeit the consequences of the respective campaigns are dramatically different. Having recorded a 4th place finish in the league while impressing in the FA Cup last season, Russ Penn’s side headed into the current campaign as one of the favourites for promotion. However, an inconsistent campaign has left Kiddie with little realistic chance of making the playoffs; while Penn’s side are only four points off 7th spot, they are currently in 12th and, with just three games left, would need several favours from other teams.
Perhaps the main reason for the underwhelming campaign could be the summer departures of key players such as Geraldo Bajrami, Sam Austin and Keith Lowe – with Bajrami and Austin now mainstays in a Notts County side challenging at the top of the National League Premier. Harriers have also struggled for goals this season, with only the Bucks, Bradford, Kettering and Leamington having found the net on fewer occasions. Former Buck Amari Morgan-Smith is top scorer with eight goals, including a brace at title-chasing Fylde on Easter Monday.
Either way, it’s safe to say that Harriers’ form has been very up and down, as demonstrated by their run since January. It’s a sequence that started with 12 points from 15, before a nine-game winless streak followed, which itself subsequently morphed into a run of six unbeaten. In fact, Kiddie have won their last three and have kept four clean sheets in a row.
Since reforming, AFC Telford have not won in eight visits to Aggborough, while Kiddie have won the last three games between the sides. Earlier this season, Harriers staged a late comeback to win 2-1 at the New Bucks Head.
However, Harriers have the third-worst home in the league, and the Bucks are unbeaten in four on the road. Wilkin has also bested Penn in the last three meetings between the managers, and the Bucks boss will be aiming to extend that run this weekend.
You can purchase tickets in advance via the Kidderminster Harriers website. Fans wishing to make a purchase in person can do so up to 15 minutes after kick-off on Saturday by visiting the Aggborough Ticket Office, but there is an additional £3 added to admission prices for tickets bought in this way.
Ground Address: Aggborough Stadium, Hoo Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1NB