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Strange but memorable game last night! Missing Myrie-Williams still and Jackson and Robert due to suspension, wasn't overly confident. Opening twenty, like against Altrincham, we were awful. Kiddy stretched the play and within fifteen minutes were 2 up. Chambers with a simple goal and Weeks with a decent 25 yard effort. Had a horrible feeling it could finish 5 or 6 nil.

We then actually start playing and Marlon Jackson hits the bar. A minute later Joe Parker breaks free and fires it into the opposite corner, 2-1. A few minutes after that its equal as Kotwica drops the shoulder and squares it for Jackson who gets another goal this season. Going into the break you could see the Kidderminster players heads had dropped, to the point where they were out on the pitch getting a bollocking well before the second half kicked off.

Second half and Thomas is sent through, he's taken down in the box but amazingly the ref gives a free kick right on the edge and gives Moyo a yellow. However after discussing with the linesman he awards a pen and Hanks put's us 3-2 up. Moyo really should have gone though as the last man.

In the dying moments a late surge by Sam Austin, who I thought was excellent by the way, sees Kiddy awarded a pen. From where I was, looked like Hamilton won the ball to me. But anyway, Chambers takes it and Jeacock makes a cracking save. Seconds to go Kiddy have another chance and somehow Jeacock keeps it out. Phew.

Great win for us especially with the players we had out.
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We just managed to beat an improved typical Heath Alfreton side last night, Alty not firing on all cylinders yet but improving with 2 players back albeit they were rusty. We made too many mistakes and neither defence was that good, some sloppy goals conceded apart from our winner which was mint. Can see Alfreton being mid table again but we need to improve to get where we want to be.
 
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Kettering Town 1 Chester 1

Good battling performance from KTFC but a fair result in the end. Gutted that our so-called 'abysmal' team conceded an injury time penalty equaliser, especially after missing a penalty ourselves whilst leading 1-0.
Chester knocked it around nice at times but with no end product, both teams were badly lacking in the final third. Hopefully signing Alex Nimely today will help us in that department.
One thing i have noticed so far is that the standard of refereeing in this league is worse than the Southern Premier League, and that was pretty average at best.
 

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We just managed to beat an improved typical Heath Alfreton side last night, Alty not firing on all cylinders yet but improving with 2 players back albeit they were rusty. We made too many mistakes and neither defence was that good, some sloppy goals conceded apart from our winner which was mint. Can see Alfreton being mid table again but we need to improve to get where we want to be.
Thought we were unfortunate last night and deserved something from the game. We were denied a stonewall penalty for handball at the end of the second half and apparently according to Heath there was a offside in the build up to the winner. Overall though a vast improvement on last season so far. Last season away to Brackley and Alty were very comprehensively out played and we have run them much closer this time. Just a bit naive to let John Johnston keep coming inside for he winner too

Just have to keep coming and how the pendulum swings our way in these tight matches

On to Bradford on Saturday were we really need to target three points
 

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Thought we were unfortunate last night and deserved something from the game. We were denied a stonewall penalty for handball at the end of the second half and apparently according to Heath there was a offside in the build up to the winner. Overall though a vast improvement on last season so far. Last season away to Brackley and Alty were very comprehensively out played and we have run them much closer this time. Just a bit naive to let John Johnston keep coming inside for he winner too

Just have to keep coming and how the pendulum swings our way in these tight matches

On to Bradford on Saturday were we really need to target three points
I agree you could easily have got a point, we werent anything special ourselves. Seen the pen video and it hit his shoulder like rocket from very close range, seen em given and not given. Ref was weak, a lot of late challenges went unpunished. You were much more competitive and actually passed it around better than us at times,.. but we still not at the level of last year yet.
Brackley away this sat should be revealing.
 

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Strange but memorable game last night! Missing Myrie-Williams still and Jackson and Robert due to suspension, wasn't overly confident. Opening twenty, like against Altrincham, we were awful. Kiddy stretched the play and within fifteen minutes were 2 up. Chambers with a simple goal and Weeks with a decent 25 yard effort. Had a horrible feeling it could finish 5 or 6 nil.

We then actually start playing and Marlon Jackson hits the bar. A minute later Joe Parker breaks free and fires it into the opposite corner, 2-1. A few minutes after that its equal as Kotwica drops the shoulder and squares it for Jackson who gets another goal this season. Going into the break you could see the Kidderminster players heads had dropped, to the point where they were out on the pitch getting a bollocking well before the second half kicked off.

Second half and Thomas is sent through, he's taken down in the box but amazingly the ref gives a free kick right on the edge and gives Moyo a yellow. However after discussing with the linesman he awards a pen and Hanks put's us 3-2 up. Moyo really should have gone though as the last man.

In the dying moments a late surge by Sam Austin, who I thought was excellent by the way, sees Kiddy awarded a pen. From where I was, looked like Hamilton won the ball to me. But anyway, Chambers takes it and Jeacock makes a cracking save. Seconds to go Kiddy have another chance and somehow Jeacock keeps it out. Phew.

Great win for us especially with the players we had out.
Looking at the highlights on your newspapers website it's never a pen. Moyo and your striker are 3 yards outside the area. Terrible decisions but honestly our penalty wasn't a penalty either.

For us this season is over before its began. Been a Gordon supporter but this season has been dreadful. 12 first team players and 2 of them on loan. Action is needed and fast.
 

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Looking at the highlights on your newspapers website it's never a pen. Moyo and your striker are 3 yards outside the area. Terrible decisions but honestly our penalty wasn't a penalty either.

For us this season is over before its began. Been a Gordon supporter but this season has been dreadful. 12 first team players and 2 of them on loan. Action is needed and fast.
Here's where the contact is made. Terrible decision by the lino who has no clue and has just guessed.

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Looking at the highlights on your newspapers website
Glos Live is dreadful. They very rarely cover us, never in person, and when they do put something up it's always wrong. For starters those highlights are embargoed till 10pm but they just put them up regardless. Assume Gloucester and Kidderminster will both get a ticking off thanks to them. And then at the end of the article they said we play Chester at Evesham on Sat, we're away. :doh:
 

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Felt like our club died for me today.

Actively staying out of my football club until the clown is out at the top.

We're in trouble, we have 12 senior players, 2 of them loanees. Jimmy and Penn don't look like they'll play for us ever again so rules those two out. How has it gotten to this? I could write you all a very long story.

Gordon sold us all a dream, feel sorry for players like Moyo, bet he didn't know what he was getting himself into. Pemberton doing a superb job in the circumstances, wouldn't be surprised if he walked, and I would not blame him.
Seems Harriers are going through a change of ownership - http://nonleaguedaily.com/kidderminster-currently-in-takeover-process/
 

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Luke Russe comes back on loan from Bristol Rovers. Looked good last season in the South. Seems like Myrie-Williams is out for longer than expected.
 

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Going to Curzon vs Kiddy tomorrow, think this game highlights a lot more how much Kiddy have declined than how Curzon have done.

3 years ago I think it was I watched Kiddy wipe us off the floor and look miles ahead of Curzon in quality even though we did finish mid table.

Now...........I have Curzon as firm favourites for the game, and they will still hover around mid table but highlights how much weaker Kiddy are.
 

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Alfreton host bogey side Bradford PA tomorrow. 4 straight home defeats. No win against since 2005 home or away. Despite their very poor start I am taking nothing for granted as they seem to have our number. That said its really a game we need to win. Wont get a better chance to banish our Bradford hoodoo.
 

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Alfreton host bogey side Bradford PA tomorrow. 4 straight home defeats. No win against since 2005 home or away. Despite their very poor start I am taking nothing for granted as they seem to have our number. That said its really a game we need to win. Wont get a better chance to banish our Bradford hoodoo.
They've just signed an experienced keeper although I don't know who it is.
 

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Going to Curzon vs Kiddy tomorrow, think this game highlights a lot more how much Kiddy have declined than how Curzon have done.

3 years ago I think it was I watched Kiddy wipe us off the floor and look miles ahead of Curzon in quality even though we did finish mid table.

Now...........I have Curzon as firm favourites for the game, and they will still hover around mid table but highlights how much weaker Kiddy are.
How's Callum Saunders started at Curzon? He struggled in league football with us and Notts but was fantastic for Nantwich last season. Hoping we loan players to Curzon again they seem a good club, I know Reilly did well there last season.
 

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0-0 at half time a pretty non event half.

Kiddy has more control of game but unsure if that down to them doing better or that they had a strong blustery wind behind them.

Only one real chance all game which went to Kiddy but was well saved.....other than that nowt, Curzon just making too many sloppy errors but worried too much about the wind which isn’t now a problem
 

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(Livesey 1, Waring 5, Jackson 52, Asante (Pen) 90)

All rather easy to be honest, we went ahead in the first minute when a hoof from Livesey just shy of the half way line flew in to the net with assistance from the wind. If that fluke doesn’t happen then who knows how the game unfolds, but it did and we were never in any danger. As good as we were I can only assume Gloucester had a bad off day.

Great to see Matty Hughes make his first start since last October after a horrific injury, made a huge difference to us.
 

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A well earned draw at Boston today with ten men after losing George Cantrill on 20 minutes to a red card.
I would have been happy with a draw there with a full team to be honest!
 

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Alfreton 4-0 Bradford PA

As easy a win your likely to get at this level. We never got out of first gear and didnt need to.

Four absolute gifts. 2 under back passes, an OG and a pen after a shove in the box.

On that showing Bradford PA looked doomed. As for us pleased with our start but conscious of the fact our victories have come against relegation fodder.
 

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Poor performance not helped by missing Marlon Jackson and apparently 4 of the starting eleven having injuries but playing through it.

One to forget.
 
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Very professional performance today,manager has improved all players from last season,Ferguson again with man of match,last season he was poor.
The 3 Blyth players are excellent signings and McNulty is a beast.
The bulk of this squad was signed by Martin Gray who got bad press,but he had players left to him on massive contracts and could not move on.
 
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Saturday 17 August 2019 National League North Results

Att. 1,003 - AFC Telford United 1 Kings Lynn Town 3
Att. 378 - Alfreton Town 4 Bradford Park Avenue 0
Att. 756 - Blyth Spartans 0 Hereford 1
Att. 1,059 - Boston United 1 Guiseley 1
Att. 465 - Brackley Town 1 Altrincham 0
Att. 1,612 - Chester 4 Gloucester City 0
Att. 307 - Curzon Ashton 0 Kidderminster Harriers 1
Att. 1,331 - Darlington 2 Southport 0
Att. 424 - Farsley Celtic 1 Spennymoor Town 0
Att. 701 - Kettering Town 1 Gateshead 2
Att. 2,258 - York City 2 Leamington 0
 

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Excellent performance from the lads today each and everyone of them put in a good shift. Hopefully we can continue at Altrincham next weekend. I'm not sure how many more players we can afford to lose if Lidds is out next week?

Fuck me how good is Hatfield what a capture from Guiseley! Sheer quality and O'Neill is getting better and better with each game. A massive improvement compared to Monday night.

Well done Southport brought a few fan's, shame they had nothing to shout about as their chances were very few and far between throughout the game.

#UpTheDarlo#
 

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Excellent performance from the lads today each and everyone of them put in a good shift. Hopefully we can continue at Altrincham next weekend. I'm not sure how many more players we can afford to lose if Lidds is out next week?

Fuck me how good is Hatfield what a capture from Guiseley! Sheer quality and O'Neill is getting better and better with each game. A massive improvement compared to Monday night.

Well done Southport brought a few fan's, shame they had nothing to shout about as their chances were very few and far between throughout the game.

#UpTheDarlo#
Always a big fans favourite at Guiseley. His opening goal v Cambridge United in last season's FA cup will forever be remembered! Have a look :)
 

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Excellent performance from the lads today each and everyone of them put in a good shift. Hopefully we can continue at Altrincham next weekend. I'm not sure how many more players we can afford to lose if Lidds is out next week?

Fuck me how good is Hatfield what a capture from Guiseley! Sheer quality and O'Neill is getting better and better with each game. A massive improvement compared to Monday night.

Well done Southport brought a few fan's, shame they had nothing to shout about as their chances were very few and far between throughout the game.

#UpTheDarlo#
Hard to argue with any of that. First half you controlled the game, whereas we just lumped the ball forward with the wind either taking it out of play or straight through to your keeper. Sloppy play from Lacey for your first goal, and I'm not 100% convinced that it was a penalty for your second, but you've got to get the ball in those positions to run at defenders to have a shout of getting them and we didn't even do that. Our triple substitutions at half-time said it all.

Second half we had more of the ball, but you could just sit back with men behind the ball and make it difficult for us. We still created little, and never seriously tested your keeper.

That performance was a world away from our clinical performances against Guiseley and Farsley last week, and hopefully we've learned a lot from it. Fair play to Darlo, completely deserved result.
 

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Hard to argue with any of that. First half you controlled the game, whereas we just lumped the ball forward with the wind either taking it out of play or straight through to your keeper. Sloppy play from Lacey for your first goal, and I'm not 100% convinced that it was a penalty for your second, but you've got to get the ball in those positions to run at defenders to have a shout of getting them and we didn't even do that. Our triple substitutions at half-time said it all.

Second half we had more of the ball, but you could just sit back with men behind the ball and make it difficult for us. We still created little, and never seriously tested your keeper.

That performance was a world away from our clinical performances against Guiseley and Farsley last week, and hopefully we've learned a lot from it. Fair play to Darlo, completely deserved result.
It was never a penalty, for me Rivers went looking for that all day long. I'd have been pissed off had it been the other way around.

Thought we comfortably outplayed a full time Southport side and if was their owner I'd be wanting my money back based on that. I just couldn't believe how one dimensional they were.

Was actually worried we were going to lose based on the current injury situation.

Anyway, quietly confident that we can be pushing for the play offs this season based on the 3 home games that I've seen. It may well be that we are a good home team and a poor away team this season but if we can start to pick up points on the road then who knows?
 

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Chester 4-0 Gloucester

(Livesey 1, Waring 5, Jackson 52, Asante (Pen) 90)

All rather easy to be honest, we went ahead in the first minute when a hoof from Livesey just shy of the half way line flew in to the net with assistance from the wind. If that fluke doesn’t happen then who knows how the game unfolds, but it did and we were never in any danger. As good as we were I can only assume Gloucester had a bad off day.

Great to see Matty Hughes make his first start since last October after a horrific injury, made a huge difference to us.
I said on Deva Chat that Waring would get 20 goals this season. 3 in 5 not a bad start. Asante 2 (pens) in about 30 minutes of play.
 

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