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Posted Sat 06 May 17

Preview: Harriers v Chorley

JOHN EUSTACE is keen for Harriers fans to pack Aggborough for the play-off semi-final, second leg against Chorley on Sunday with his team 1-0 up on aggregate (3pm ko).

A resilient, battling performance at Victory Park in the first leg earned Harriers their slim single-goal advantage.

It’s not much breathing space; Eustace said the lead “means nothing” going into Sunday’s show-down that sees Matt Jansen’s men make the return trip. 

With that in mind, Harriers will need whatever advantage they can muster on the day and that’s why the boss has urged fans to come out in their numbers.

Around 400 made the trip to Chorley for the return leg and more than 1,500 tickets have been sold in advance to Harriers fans prior to Sunday.

Eustace commented: “We go again on Sunday and we’re expecting a very, very tough game.

“I’d love a big crowd on the day.

“If we could get a few thousand in that would be fantastic.

“It’s vital that the supporters back us and follow us, as they have done all season.

“It would be great if we could get a thousand or two [on top of] the gate we usually get.

“Please come out and support us – the lads really appreciate it, and we’ll see where we go.”

Harriers were forced to do without Elton Ngwatala for the first leg at Chorley through injury.

It remains to be seen whether he’ll be available for what could be the season’s final match, while Josh Ezewele remains out of action.

Supporters are advised that the semi-final will be settled on the day, with extra time and penalties to be used if necessary.

At the time of writing, only a handful of online home Main Stand tickets remain, while the East Stand has also been busy with pre-sales.

We would please ask any supporters using these two stands to please be respectful of seats reserved for Season Ticket holders.

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Kick-off at Aggborough on Sunday is at 3:00pm