Match preview: Kidderminster Harriers (h)

The Spireites will return to the SMH Group Stadium since winning the National League title, to face Kidderminster Harriers.

Phil Brown’s side need a win to avoid getting cut adrift in the relegation zone.

Here’s everything you need to know…

Match Details

Date: Monday, April 1, 2024

Opponents: Kidderminster Harriers

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: SMH Group Stadium


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The Opposition

Name: Kidderminster Harriers Football Club

Nickname: Harriers

Founded: 1886

Stadium: Aggborough

Capacity: 6,444

Manager: Phil Brown


Conference Champions | 1993/94 & 1999/00

National League North Play-Off Winners | 2022/23

West Midlands League Champions | 1937/38, 1938/39, 1964/65, 1968/69, 1969/70 & 1970/71

FA Trophy Winners | 1986/87

Conference League Cup Winners | 1996/97

Southern League Cup Winners | 1979/80

On Phil Brown

Phil Brown is a well-known name in English football having made over over 600 career appearances for teams such as Hartlepool United, Halifax Town, Bolton Wanderers and Blackpool. He then moved into management and is probably most know for guiding Hull City to promotion to the Premier League before keeping them up the following season.

One to watch

Ashley Hemmings has been a bright spark in Kidderminster’s attack, in what has been a tough season going forward for the Harriers. The 33-year-old is the club’s top goalscorer this campaign and has reached double figures.

This season in numbers:

Appearances – 43

Goals – 13

Yellow Cards – 3

Red Cards – 0

Minutes Played – 3,204

Played for both

Milan Butterfield signed his first ever professional contract in 2018 when he left Walsall to join Kidderminster Harriers. In the two years the Bermuda international spent at Aggborough, he played around 50 times and scored three goals.

His form attracted the interest of Chesterfield and he rejoined John Pemberton, who managed him at Kidderminster. Butterfield played a strong part in the first nine games but after the 3-2 defeat to Altrincham, which resulted in Pemberton’s departure, the midfielder did not play for the club again. He had a loan spell at Guiseley before joining Alfreton Town in 2021.

View from the dugout

Danny Webb said: “If they don’t beat us Monday, then they are bang in it. I’m sure Phil Brown and his side will come and have a right go.

“We’ve got to react like we did against Boreham Wood after the Halifax defeat.”