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Preview | Kidderminster Harriers (A)

8 September 2023

Kidderminster Harriers vs Rochdale AFC | Saturday 9th September 2023, Vanarama National League, Aggborough Stadium, 3pm

Dale’s next Vanarama National League game sees us travel to newly promoted Kidderminster Harriers.

Get ready for the game by checking out all of the pre-match build-up below.


Dale fans can pay on the day at the Aggborough Stadium, with a price increase of £5 compared to advance prices.

Please note that this increase only applies to tickets bought in person from the Kidderminster Harriers Ticket Office on the day.

If you wish to purchase your ticket online on the day then you will only have to pay the advanced price for your ticket and won't be subjected to the £5 increase. 

Please also note, Aggborough is a cashless stadium, so it is card only.

Click HERE for full ticket details.


Ryan East was on pre-match press duties. He says that Dale are looking to bounce back following last weekend's defeat.

Click HERE to watch his interview in full, or HERE to read what he had to say.


Kidderminster Harriers finished sixth in the Vanarama National League North last season. A win on the final day meant that the Harriers earned themselves the opportunity to play Alfreton Town in a play-off Eliminator match. 

After a 1-0 win against Alfreton Town in the qualifying round, they beat King's Lynn 4-1 before meeting Brackley Town in the final.

A brace from Ashley Hemmings in a 2-0 win secured promotion for the Harriers.

Our opponents have picked up six points from their opening seven league games with three goalless draws, a 1-0 victory against Dale's last opponents on the road [York City], and three defeats which includes their most recent game against Southend United where they lost 2-1 at Roots Hall.


There is a visitors’ guide to the Aggborough Stadium available HERE via Kidderminster's website.

Our hosts have also put together a matchday guide, which can be found HERE.


This will be the first meeting between the sides since February 2005.

There have been ten matches, with two wins for Dale, four for Kidderminster, and four draws.


Paul Johnson will be the referee for Saturday's game. It is his second full season at National League level.

Matt Eva and Ryan Saward are the assistant referees, with Michael Wright as the fourth official.


Supporters in the UK & Ireland, as well as those overseas, can watch Saturday's game live via the National League TV platform.

Audio commentary will also be available via Dale Player. Click HERE for full details.

There will also be live updates via the club’s official twitter account.


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