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Friday: Harriers v Altrincham

A look ahead to the Good Friday clash at Aggborough against Altrincham…



Phil Brown. Pic (C) Ade Hoskins

HARRIERS host Altrincham on Good Friday, with boss Phil Brown aware the stakes are high for both sides.

The Reds head into the Easter weekend knowing points are a must if they’re to keep up their courageous battle at the foot of the National League table.

It was a fight that months ago looked a forlorn cause, but a stubbornness and determination inside Aggborough has ensured the side have stayed very much in the survival conversation.

Altrincham, meanwhile, are many people’s pick to be in and around the play-offs come the end of the season.

They currently sit in sixth having played a game more than a rival or two, but have been a consistent presence in the top ten for almost the entire season.

The Robins eased to a 4-1 victory over Wealdstone in midweek and travel to DY10 full of confidence, with Brown saying: “I like teams that come to Aggborough with a purpose.

“Whether that purpose is to win promotion or to stave off relegation, you’re always going to get commitment to that cause.

“Altrincham are at the right end of the division because of the consistency levels of the Manager, of his team selection and, more importantly, the team individually.

“The game that we watched in the Trophy [just after Brown was appointed] was an interesting game from both points of view what it looks like to be at the top end of this division, and what does it take?

they looked like a well-drilled team, albeit they had three or four changes that came off the bench and provided probably more strength.

“I’ve been looking at what they can probably throw at us… but we know what to expect from them in terms of style of football, and we know they’re playing to win.”

With so much on the line and both outfits needing points, there should be a good game in prospect come Friday.

That’s certainly Brown’s hope, as he added: “When you’ve got two teams playing to win, hopefully it will be a decent game.

“Hopefully it will be an attractive game for the crowd, because we’re hoping the crowd’s going to turn up, but hopefully it’s a successful one for the home side.”

Friday’s tie will be the third meeting of these two teams this season, with only a penalty shoot-out between them so far.

At Alty, an early own goal in Harriers’ favour was cancelled out by the home side to result in a 1-1 draw.

Later, the two met again at Aggborough in an even FA Trophy tie, Harriers prevailing from 12 yards after a 0-0 draw.

All told, these two sides have locked horns almost 60 times – making Altrincham one of Harriers’ most oft-faced sides.

Kick-off at Aggborough on Friday is at 3:00pm.

MATCH TICKETS – KIDS FOR A QUID

The Good Friday game sees us again have our Kids for a Quid initiative in place, thanks to Adam Hewitt Limited. All U16s tickets cost just £1.00 – but those with tickets must be accompanied to the game by an adult.

Full terms for the U16 offer can be found at our purchase page.

As with all home matches at Aggborough, advance purchase of match tickets is strongly recommended to help minimise queues and also to make a saving.

Home fans: Prices are subject to an additional £5 for any ticket purchased in person at the box office on the day of the match. To avoid this, buy online, any time, up to 15 minutes after kick off – even if this is once you arrive at the ground.

Away fans: Tickets cannot be purchased in person at the Stadium Ticket Office. Please make all purchases online as above.

Any supporters needing assistance with purchasing online can contact us before a match day on 01562 823 931.

FREE APP SCORE PREDICTOR – WIN!

Download the new, FREE Harriers App on your phone and use the Score Predictor to correctly guess the score of Friday’s game and win! Up for grabs is a pair of hospitality tickets to the televised game against FC Halifax, with one winner being randomly drawn from all correct entries.

AGGBOROUGH IS CASHLESS

Please remember, Aggborough Stadium and all of its outlets are cashless – we cannot accept cash as payment under any circumstances.

GOOD FRIDAY FAN ZONE

There’s plenty for fans to enjoy at our Fan Zone this Good Friday.

Pizza Heaven and Ounce are working their usual food magic for you to enjoy, plus coffee from the Peaky Grinder.

There’s face panting, displays from Hills Ford and the lifesaving Midlands Air Ambulance, plus that all important, amazing Aggborough atmosphere!

LIMITED CAR PARKING

Car Parking spaces at Aggborough on Friday are extremely limited. Please, where you can, travel to the game without needing to park to avoid disappointment or disruption.

Please also park with consideration of our local residents.

YOUR MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

Don’t miss Issue 26 of The Harrier for this season as we meet Altrincham, one of our most regular rivals down the years.

There are no repeats from our programme against Alty in the FA Trophy earlier this campaign, so pick one up to make sure you’ve got all you need to know about them, our history and much more.

Buy your copy from around the ground or in the Club Shop. To make sure of your copy, or to get one if you can’t make it to the ground, you can purchase online for FREE UK mainland delivery.

Get your copy today.

NO SMOKING

Aggborough Stadium is a strictly no smoking venue – this means smoking, including the use of vapes and e-cigarettes, is prohibited anywhere within the stadium.

LIVE MATCH STREAMING

Harriers fans can view National League matches this season on National League TV.

All Harriers league matches will be available internationally on the NLTV platform, while games outside of UEFA Article 48 blocked hours (2.45pm to 5.15pm on Monday) will be available to view in the UK, too.

The good news is that all the action over the Easter Weekend fall outside of those hours, meaning you can stream the games against Altrincham and Chesterfield from your own home.

View more details.

SUPPORTER CONDUCT

Harriers again strongly supports The National League and Football Association in delivering their antisocial conduct message.

Please review the following information before visiting Aggborough.

Specifically, we would like to remind supporters that the club will not tolerate supporter misconduct of any kind. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Discriminatory behaviour. This means conduct or language that is aggravated by ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality, faith, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Entering the field of play or its immediate surrounding area without permission
  • The throwing of missiles towards the pitch, technical area or dugout
  • The possession or use of pyrotechnics such as flares or smoke bombs

Please support Kidderminster Harriers responsibility. Should you be concerned by any of the above conduct you may witness, please report it to your nearest steward, to the Club Office or Safety Officer or by e-mail to security@harriers.co.uk


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