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Harriers still seeking first win
11:10am Friday 7th September 2012 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
KIDDERMINSTER Harriers host Southport tomorrow (3pm) hoping to record a Blue Square Bet Premier victory at the eighth time of asking.
The Aggborough outfit lost their first five matches, but picked up points from 1-1 draws at Braintree Town last Tuesday and Barrow last Saturday.
They are still second-from-bottom, but assistant manager Gary Whild said: “There has been an improvement in terms of collective spirit and the team play. We’ve improved in the last few matches and deserved to get something out of the last two games. If we keep that up I am sure we are not far away from winning our first game.”
On-loan Fulham striker Richard Peniket will be looking to build on his debut at Braintree but Harriers will again be without Ricky Shakes due to Guyana’s World Cup qualifying matches against El Salvador today and next Wednesday. Shakes also missed the 1-1 draw at Braintree, secured by Mickey Demetriou’s header a minute from time. James Vincent is back in the frame after the midfielder, who had been struggling with a groin strain, replaced Keith Briggs for the last half-hour in midweek.
Former Evesham United goalkeeper Nathan Vaughan could make way for Danny Lewis who is back in full training having recovered from a groin problem.
Southport bounced back from a 3-0 home defeat to Telford with a 2-1 success against Gateshead last Tuesday.