Preview: Harriers v Chorley
August 13, 2016

Preview: Harriers v Chorley

Harriers renew acquaintances with Chorley this afternoon who visit Aggborough for the first time since 1989.

John Eustace is looking for a better performance from his team this afternoon following the midweek defeat to Brackley who worked harder and out-fought them.

Changes are likely to the team; Wayne Thomas is available after serving a suspension carried over from last season while Andre Brown impressed coming off the bench for his debut against Brackley and the likes of Tyrone Williams are pressing for a first appearance of the season.

Already in the fledgling new season Chorley have a game in hand on most of the league having not played in midweek.  Their opening game saw them share the points in an exciting 3-3 draw with FC United, taking the lead and then having to come from behind twice.  Manager former Blackburn striker Matt Jansen can include one player familiar to Harriers fans in his side in the shape of midfielder Josh O'Keefe.

The last time Chorley visited Aggborough in September 1989 Harriers came out on top 3-1 with two goals from Kim Casey and a penalty from Richard Forsyth - perhaps his son George could come into the side today and repeat the feat.  Overall the record between the sides is even with two wins each from the four games played.

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

Today's referee is Richard Wild from Rochdale.  This will be his first time in charge of a Harriers game.

The weather this afternoon is forecast to be mostly cloudy with a temperature of 21°C and no chance of rain.


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