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Kidderminster Harriers aiming for third success against basement boys
KIDDERMINSTER Harriers will be desperate to pick up just their third win of the Blue Square Bet Premier season when they entertain rock-bottom Hyde tonight (7.45).
In 13 league outings to date this term, the Aggborough outfit have managed just one win on home soil as well as a solitary away success.
However, those two victories — 3-0 at home to Macclesfield and 3-1 at Cambridge — came back-to-back prior to Saturday’s 1-1 draw at second-from-bottom Ebbsfleet, meaning 20th-placed Harriers are currently unbeaten in eight matches.
Despite proving tough to beat, Steve Burr’s side are still hovering above the division’s relegation places and the manager is eager to start climbing the table.
Meanwhile, Harriers have been handed a tough FA Cup fourth qualifying round draw at Premier promotion-chasers Grimsby.
The tie will be played on Saturday, October 20.
Meanwhile, 12th-placed Hereford will look to bounce back at the first opportunity from Saturday’s 2-1 home reverse at the hands of Stockport County when they travel to lowly Nuneaton tonight (7.45).
With the Bulls languishing in mid-table following their relegation from League Two last term, chairman David Keyte has warned the cash-strapped club may have to go part-time in order to survive.
Having budgeted for gates of 2,400, the current average crowd of 1,819 means Hereford are losing around £8,000 per week.
Keyte said: “I’m sure part-time football would be on the agenda.
“We need to look at every single angle to keep moving forward.
“If it’s the case that this is where things are going to be for a few years now, then maybe prudently we should be thinking that.”
Hereford are set to give a debut to centre-half Chris Todd who has joined on a month’s loan from Forest Green Rovers.
Later this month, the Bulls must avoid a potential FA Cup fourth qualifying round shock after being drawn to visit FC United of Manchester.
Evesham United, who are fourth, are at third-placed Cirencester Town tonight (7.45) for a battle of the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West high-fliers.