BLUE SQUARE PREMIER
YORK CITY - KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS
I discussed Harriers on Monday and they did us a big favour with a late injury time winner at Wrexham.
Those three points took them into the playoff zone and meant four straight wins and their sixth consecutive clean sheet. With competition for the post season so tight, Kiddy cannot afford to ease up and I fancy them to continue their sequence tomorrow, when they travel North to face York, who are themselves on a six match unbeaten run, but three of those were draws and the wins came against Weymouth whose troubles have been well documented and lower league and injury hit Telford (twice). So, not quite so impressive, although the FA Trophy semi final games with Telford, ensured that City have booked a visit to Wembley for the end of the season.
The Minstermen are sure to be a little jaded at the moment, wild celebrations followed the 2-1 home win over Telford last weekend and they looked tired in the 0-0 home draw with Kettering on Tuesday, which means that they have had less recovery time than Kidderminster. City are not safe from relegation concerns, but due to their cup exploits, do have games in hand over most of the teams around them in the table. I watched extended highlights of the two Telford games this morning, they were consistently caught in possession on the edge of their own penalty area, which will give them trouble against a stronger opponent and they might have difficulty raising their game for another "normal" league match.
Harriers front men have been grabbing the recent headlines, but the defence is obviously rock solid and my reports suggest that Penn and McPhee in midfield are the real stars of the show. This is a team that look play-off bound, they are strong in every department and odds against with the level ball option, seems unlikely to last long.
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