FC Halifax Town v Kidderminster preview

CJ Hamilton in action for Halifax Town v Kidderminster Harriers at The Shay last season. Both clubs went on to be relegated at the end of the campaign.
CJ Hamilton in action for Halifax Town v Kidderminster Harriers at The Shay last season. Both clubs went on to be relegated at the end of the campaign.

FC Halifax Town can go above Kidderminster in the National League North table with a win over their fellow promotion-contenders at The Shay on Saturday (3pm).

Both clubs were relegated from the National League last season but have both made good starts in their attempts to bounce straight back up.

Kidderminster have the second-best defensive record in the division, conceding only 14 goals in their 16 league games.

They have won more league games away than at home this term, losing only once in eight matches on the road.

They lost 2-0 at Blackpool last time out in the FA Cup but have lost just once in their last seven league outings.

Town’s 0-0 draw at Dagenham and Redbridge last Saturday was only the second time this season they have failed to score in a game.

There will be a two minute silence before the match to mark Remembrance Day and the death of a well-known supporter.

Colin Robinson, also known as Megaphone Man, died last week after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in July.

The club will also be collecting for the Royal British Legion ahead of the game.

Kidderminster’s last, and only, win at The Shay came back in April 2008 when they thrashed The Shaymen 6-1.

Saturday’s National League North fixtures:

Altrincham v Salford City

Boston United v Brackley Town

Bradford Park Avenue v Alfreton

Darlington v AFC Fylde

Halifax v Kidderminster

Gainsborough Trinity v Chorley

Gloucester City v Curzon Ashton

Harrogate Town v Tamworth

Nuneaton v Stockport

Stalybridge Celtic v FC United of Manchester

Worcester City v Telford