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We’ve met before – Kidderminster Harriers

Saturday will be the 40th time that the two sides have met in competitive football since their first encounter in the FA Trophy third round in February 1986.

Saturday will be the 40th time that the two sides have met in competitive football since their first encounter in the FA Trophy third round in February 1986.

SOUTHPORT 1 – 1 KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: FA Trophy / 3
Date: 08/02/1986
Attendance: 1902

Southport Line-Up: Paul EvansShaun TealePeter KingAndy MutchJohn ColemanAndy ReidRob SturgeonRonnie Naden John Owens Chris Hunter Tony Quinn  
Subs: Kevin McCormack (Tony Quinn )
Goals: Peter King

Arriving at Haig Avenue on the back of an 18 game unbeaten run Gola League Kidderminster were the obvious favourites for the tie and Southport had to rely on a twice taken penalty by Peter King goal to earn a replay at Aggborough.

Southport Visiter, Week ending 15th February 1986
Southport Visiter, Week ending 15th February 1986

In the league, the record stands at Played 36, Won 10, Drew 8, Lost 18 and there has never been a goalless draw between the two sides.

VenuePWDLFAGD
Home1834112133-12
Away187472130-9
Neutral000000+0
Total36108184263-21
League record v Kidderminster as at 27 August 2021

The last time the two sides met was at Haig Avenue in the last played game of the 2019/20 season before it was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 903 witnessed a Kidderminster win by 2 goals to 1. It was at this game where we sadly said our goodbyes to club statistician Geoff Wilde who had passed away on 18th February. (Match programme available to download here).

A number of players are known to have played for both teams, right-half/ inside-right Jimmy Wyllie (1950-51) and right-winger Dickie Marshall (1965-66) are the earliest known and in more recent years the following men have also played for both sides: Chris Anderson, Ian Arnold, Sean Clancy, Jim Cumbes, Mike Marsh, Jon Newby, Josh O’Keefe and Declan Weeks. Caleb Richards who is in the current Kidderminster Harriers squad had a loan spell with Southport in 2017/18 whilst with Blackpool.