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Preview: Harriers v Brackley Town
August 9, 2016

Preview: Harriers v Brackley Town

Harriers kick off their home campaign this evening with the visit of Brackley Town to Aggborough.

On a high after Saturday's thrashing of Curzon Harriers will be expected to continue in the same fashion by a large proportion of the support as they face Brackley for the first time.

John Eustace will be tempted to stick with the same team that won so comfortably at Tameside Stadium but Liam Truslove will be amongst those pressing for a start after coming off the bench and scoring the sixth goal on Saturday.  Leading scorer Arthur Gnahoua, Elton Ngwatala and James McQuilkin were all rested before the end of the game at Curzon and should be fresh to come back in tonight and wreak havoc against the Brackley defence.

Brackley began their season with a goalless home draw with Tamworth, a solid result after having only avoided relegation on the last day of last season.  Manager Kevin Wilkin has some experience in his squad with the likes of Adam Walker and Gareth Dean who were with Solihull last season and James Armson who was with Wilkin at Nuneaton.

I expect Harriers to line-up as follows (4-3-3): Hornby; Hodgkiss, Francis-Angol, Lowe, Tunnicliffe; Carter, McQuilkin, Ngwatala; Waite, Dieseruvwe, Gnahoua.
Subs (from): Austin, A. Brown, J. Brown, Clarke, Digie, Forsyth, Hancocks, Millichamp, Stambolziev, Sweeney, Taylor, Thomas, Truslove, Williams.

Tonight's referee will be Ben Cooke from Staffordshire; this will be his first time in charge of a Harriers game.

The weather for this evening is forecast to be partly cloudy with a temperature of 15°C and no chance of rain at kick-off time.

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