Get some background ahead of Tuesday night’s Aggborough meeting…
By Matty Paddock - 13/03/2018
Posted 9 months ago
Harriers entertain York City at Aggborough on Tuesday night as the teams meet for the third time this season: here are five 5 Things to think about.
Having earned one win and one draw in the first two games against the Minstermen this campaign, it’s take three in Worcestershire with three more league points up for grabs.
With those games in mind and a total of 27 meetings between the two over the course of the last 18 years, we’ve compiled a quick 5 Things to consider going into Tuesday night.
A PEACH APIECE
The season’s first clash with City came at Bootham Crescent back in November 2017. A dominant first half performance saw Harriers go ahead through Ryan Croasdale’s fine strike, before Jon Parkin’s well-taken free-kick levelled matters. Goalkeeper for York and former Harrier, Adam Bartlett, had a great afternoon between the sticks and thwarted John Eustace’s men as they searched for a winner.
I KNOW YOU…
There are a number of players who’ve featured for both York City and Harriers. Bartlett remains a key part of their squad, while former Aggborough striker Amari Morgan-Smith left York recently in favour of a move to AFC Telford. Winger Simon Russell, striker Michael Gash and defender Duane Courtney have all had cause to play on both sides in recent seasons.
A BOSTON TEA PARTY
City’s recent form is, on the whole, pretty strong. A 4-1 thumping at the hands of Curzon Ashton was a definite low, but it came as a solitary defeat in a run of five games. Since then they’ve drawn 1-1 with Alfreton and, on Saturday, beat Boston United 1-0 thanks to David Ferguson’s goal.
A BIG AGGBOROUGH WIN
A memorable meeting from years past comes some 14 years ago when, in a Football League encounter, Harriers triumphed 4-1 against York at Aggborough. Ian Foster, Dean Bennett, Mark Yates and Adam Murray all netted on the day for the home side in what was a key win for the side then managed by Jan Molby.
IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON…
Another game against the Minstermen that’s hard to shake from the memory is the epic FA Trophy encounter at Bootham Crescent in 2009. Justin Richards had netted in the 78th minute to send the replay into extra time and, eventually, penalties. On a freezing cold night, it seemed like it was the shoot-out that would never end but, with Richards eventually seeing an effort saved from 12 yards, Harriers would exit the competition having fallen on the wrong side of an incredible sequence of 25 penalties. Ouch!
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