Shaymen kick-off packed spell of fixtures with trip to Kidderminster

Lois Maynard in action during Town's 2-0 win over Kidderminster earlier this season
Lois Maynard in action during Town's 2-0 win over Kidderminster earlier this season

Two sides with play-off ambitions go head-to-head on Saturday when FC Halifax Town travel to Kidderminster (3pm kick-off).

It is the first of nine matches of Town’s to be played on consecutive Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Halifax now have eight games in March after their game against Barnet was rearranged for next month.

Kidderminster have not won at home since they beat Lincoln on December 20 and have only kept two clean sheets in the league at Aggborough all season, the last of which came in their 4-0 win over Altrincham on September 16.

The Harriers have won just two of their nine games since the turn of the year, with their latest defeat coming at Gateshead on Tuesday, where they lost 2-0.

Winger Marvin Johnson is their top-scorer with nine goals, despite leaving to join Motherwell in the January transfer window.

Gary Whild’s men have failed to find the net in five of their last seven games.

That’s despite bringing in strikers Lee Hughes and Daniel Wright from Forest Green and fellow forward Dominic Knowles on loan from Burton during the window, but the trio have managed just one goal between them so far.

In contrast, Halifax have only failed to score once in their previous eight games and have won seven of their last 10 league outings.

Town have won two of their previous eight visits to Kidderminster.

Geoff Horsfield and Jamie Paterson scored in a 2-0 win in 1998 while Lewis Killeen scored in a 1-0 victory in 2005.