New opponent preview: Gloucester City

Find out about another of our new league opponents for the 19/20 season…

Harriers will once again face Gloucester City in league action during the 19/20 season following their return to the Vanarama National League North.

The Tigers previously played in the Northern half of tier six between 2009 and 2017, when they were switched to the South.

Their most recent season in National League North – 2016/17 – saw Harriers claim six points, winning 3-0 at Aggborough and 2-1 at Gloucester’s home at the time, Whaddon Road.

Alongside switching leagues, the exiled club also switched stadium in 2017, moving to Evesham Untied’s home, Jubilee Stadium, which is where they will begin the 19/20 season.

Their days in exile could be nearing an end, though, as plans for a return to the site of City’s former ground Meadow Park – which they departed in 2007 following extensive damage caused by flooding – were accepted by Gloucester City Council in May 2019.

On the pitch, Gloucester finished in 17th position in National League South during 18/19 and ended the season in fine form with four wins from their final five matches, Mike Cook and Fabien Robert collecting the National League South Manager and Player Of The Month awards for April 2019.

Finishing eight points clear of the relegation zone, The Tigers were transferred North due to an imbalance of northern and southern based clubs in England’s sixth tier.

Want to find out about another of our new opponents? Read the preview of relegated side, Gateshead.

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