Preview: Harriers v Tamworth (FA Cup)
September 17, 2016

Preview: Harriers v Tamworth (FA Cup)

Harriers start out on the road to Wembley this afternoon when Tamworth are again the visitors to Aggborough.

Harriers last played in the FA Cup's Second Qualifying Round 30 years ago when a Paul Davies hat-trick and a Kim Casey brace gave them a 5-1 win at Wigston Fields.

Tuesday evening's dominant Harriers performance and 6-0 victory over The Lambs should have given them a psychological edge for this afternoon's meeting but Tamworth will be determined not to suffer a repeat performance.  John Eustace could make changes to the side to keep the visitors on their toes but with £4500 at stake as well as a place in the next round he will likely stick to the same team.

Tamworth will still be smarting from their midweek humiliation and itching to put the record straight but manager Andy Morrell has a relatively small squad and doesn't have many options to change his side around.

Harriers have faced The Lambs in the FA Cup before, two goals apiece from Micky Tuohy and Kim Casey gave Harriers a 4-3 victory in the 3rd Qualifying Round in October 1985.

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

Today's first-time Harriers referee is Declan Bourne from Nottinghamshire.

The weather this afternoon is forecast to be mostly cloudy with a temperature around 18°C and no chance of rain.


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