Preview | Kidderminster Harriers (a) | National League North | 22/23

By Ben Lightfoot

Blyth Spartans face a 488-mile round trip on Tuesday as they travel to the Aggborough Stadium to face Kidderminster Harriers

Last time out for the Spartans, Croft Park saw a 3-0 defeat against Buxton after goals from Sam Osbourne and Brad Jackson.


All ticket information for Tuesday’s fixture can be viewed here.


Spartans remain without Nathan Buddle, Lewis McNall, Michael Liddle, Rhys Evans and Michael Richardson. JJ O’Donnell remains out following an injury he picked up in Saturday’s defeat. Nicky Deverdics serves the last of his three-match ban.


Kidderminster come into the game on Tuesday having won both of their last two league fixtures, beating both Curzon Ashton and Peterborough Sports on the road.

The reds, who are pushing for the playoffs at the end of the season, currently sit eighth in the National League North, level on points with seventh-placed Chorley (40 points).


Following a 3-0 defeat to Buxton, Graham Fenton said: “Goodness, where do I start? Start with the basics, lack of urgency, effort, work rate, commitment, desire, everything that you base a performance off we didn’t have it.

“They looked hungrier and looked sharper and quicker all over the place in every single department of the game so fair play to them.

“We were disgusting, nothing short. I’ve just said to the lads there I’ve been involved now as a manager for nearly 600 games and that was the worst of the lot. 

“That is one of the worst performances from one of my teams in 600 games.”


After a successful 2-1 win away at Peterborough, Russell Penn said: “I wouldnt say it was fine, I would say it was a good competitive game and we knew exactly what we needed to do today.

“We needed to be front-footed, high energy and that’s where our goals came from, so I’m delighted with the week to be honest and that’s including Bradford, because with the conditions and getting the game on last week, yes we weren’t at our best, but there were signs there and I think we’ve seen some really good signs in the last couple of games.”


Kiddy got the better of Blyth earlier this season at Croft Park as Ashley Hemmings’s goals six minutes into the second half was the deciding factor in a 1-0 victory for Russell Penn’s side.

However, at Aggborough Stadium last season, the Spartans suffered a 3-0 defeat on the road after three second-half goals from Kidderminster saw off Blyth.


Unfortunately there’ll be no Blyth Live, however, you can follow the game via our social media platforms.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot