Shenton 22, 29; Hemmings 69
HARRIERS entertain Hereford at Aggborough in a Boxing Day clash in National League North.
Neither the Reds nor the Bulls have had the season they wanted thus far, and are clamouring for points to help climb the table.
Kick-off at Aggborough is at 3pm.
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Assistant Manager Russ Penn pre-match:
“These are two big clubs for this league, and two clubs who are disappointed with where they are in the league at the moment.
“Boxing Day [brings] a good crowd and local derby, and it’s what we all play for; we’ll be looking to maximise our points.
“I’ve looked at the fixture list for the league on Thursday and there are some great ties.
“It adds that little bit of spice; we’re looking for a good crowd and there will be a few tasty challenges; it’s what it’s all about.
“There’s something about the festive period that, as a footballer, you look forward to.”
Harriers will be hoping Santa delivers some good news via the Aggborough treatment room coming into this game.
While Ashley Hemmings returned from injury to feature against Altrincham last time out, Jimmy Shan lost the services of Ashley Chambers midway through the game.
He joins Ed Williams, Dec Weeks and Richard Peniket on the sidelines.
Admission and tickets
While admission is pay-at-the-turnstile at Aggborough Stadium, Harriers fans sitting in the Main Stand will be able to purchase their tickets in advance, online.
Our ticketing platform allows fans to order and print tickets online, before presenting them at the turnstile.
All away supporters can pay on the day.
At the time of writing, Harriers are 9/5 to record a victory against the Bulls.
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Pick up the festive match day programme, your perfect accompaniment to the action.
The Hereford issue covers everything you need to know about Hereford and our rivalry over the years, interviews and updates from around the club and more.
The issue will be on sale for £3 in and around the ground.
Do I know you?
Harriers and Hereford both boast at least one player to have featured on both sides in the past, if you factor in the 'United' years. Peniket featured for Hereford at the beginning of his career - even prior to his initial loan with Harriers in 2012/13.
Reece Styche, meanwhile, is among the current Bulls marksmen, and spent time with Harriers between 2014 and 2016.
Also among the players to have featured for both are Calvin Dinsley, Brandon Hall, Josh Gowling, Marc Pugh, James McQuilkin, Martin Riley, Adam Bartlett and Steve Guinan.
Factoring in the United years, Harriers and Hereford will meet for the 78th time on Boxing Day.
The two clubs have clashed in all manner of leagues and cups, including of course the FA Cup and Welsh Cup.
The first Harriers win over Hereford came with a 3-1 success back in 1948. Most recently, the re-formed Bulls came up against the Reds in last season's National League North, with Harriers winning the New Year 2019 clash 2-1 at Aggborough.
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