Kidderminster Harriers

Club Profile

First Played: 1985-6

Win Rate: 58% (from 26 games)

Last Updated: 02 July 2022

Us and Kidderminster Harriers – once the biggest non-league heavyweight clash going? Of course, that’s if you’re willing to overlook Woking. And who isn’t willing to do that? This is more than about top-of-the-Conference battles, however. It’s had more twists and turns than you might think over the years. With Kiddy, our time is defined by an epic Conference title battle and FA Trophy history among other things.

Who could think that our first-ever meeting back during the early stages of the 1985-6 FA Cup would lead to such tales? We lost that day, by the way; our Conference opponents too strong for us as an Isthmian League Division Two north side. But it wouldn’t always be the case.

Both of us suffered the indignity of winning the Conference in the mid-1990s – only to be denied promotion. After we were kept down, the 1996-7 season saw our home game with Kiddy attract more than 6,000 fans; an incredible number for that time. They won the race to the Football League, however; promoted – finally – in 2000. Six years later, they were back down with us. A year after that? The historic FA Trophy Final at the ‘new’ Wembley.

In recent times, things have gone awry for Kiddy. After coming second in the Conference in 2012-3, the club found itself tumbling down another division; falling short in the playoffs as they sought an immediate return from National League North in 2017. Since then, league positions tumbled and the days of being a Football League side are now long gone.


Kidderminster Harriers: The Facts

Hoo Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1NB

01562 827931


Who are Kidderminster Harriers?

Now known for the cost of their pies (even though they’re the best we’ve ever had at a football ground), Kiddy formed in 1886. The football outfit was born out of a successful athletics and rugby club, which itself had been going since 1877. In the early days, the Harriers had right old ding-dong with town rivals Olympic – before merging with ’em in 1890. That didn’t go well, however; the club wound up in March the following year. So, Kiddy reset themselves and went again.

In the years between 1891 and 1948, all the club knew was the Birmingham & District League. Of course, there was FA Cup action and that. But league life was settled. The brave new, post-World War II world saw them join the Southern League – but that only lasted ’til 1960, when they headed back to the Brum & District. Again, they went again – rejoining the Southern League in 1972. It was just in time for them to catch Stevenage Athletic for a few seasons too.

In 1983, Kiddy joined the Alliance Premier League – the forerunner to the Conference. And this is where things, for us, start to become relevant.

Why do we know Kidderminster Harriers?

To be honest, it wasn’t promotion to the Conference after claiming the 1993-4 Diadora League Premier Division title that first put us up against Kiddy. Oh no. By then, us and them? We were old friends; our first-ever head-to-head being in a 1985-6 FA Cup First Qualifying Round tie. Of course, we were tearing up the Vauxhall Opel League Division Two North at the point. But they went onto have a good season in the Alliance Premier League – and easily overcame us at Broadhall Way.

Kidderminster Harriers: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 26 15 3 8 49 33 16 41 58%
Home 13 7 2 4 25 16 9 22 54%
Away 12 7 1 4 21 15 6 19 58%
League 22 13 2 7 41 28 13 41 59%
Cup 4 2 1 1 8 5 3 n/a 50%

* league points only

Kidderminster Harriers: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 17 April 2010

Saturday 20 March 2010

Saturday 13 March 2010

Saturday 05 December 2009

Tuesday 21 April 2009

Saturday 04 April 2009

Thursday 13 March 2008

Friday 24 August 2007

Saturday 12 May 2007

Tuesday 03 April 2007

Saturday 25 November 2006

Saturday 01 April 2006

Saturday 12 November 2005

Saturday 04 March 2000

Saturday 04 September 1999

Saturday 24 April 1999

Saturday 26 September 1998

Saturday 04 April 1998

Saturday 13 September 1997

Saturday 25 January 1997

Monday 16 September 1996

Monday 22 April 1996

Saturday 16 March 1996

Saturday 25 February 1995

Saturday 26 November 1994

Saturday 07 September 1985

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How to get to Kidderminster Harriers – Travel Information – Distance: 111 miles

By Road

Make your way across to the M1 and head north. At Junction 17, peel off and join the M45 towards Coventry. When the M45 comes to an end, keep going on the A45; going over the next three roundabouts. You’ll end up on Stonebridge Highway on the edge of Coventry.

At the junction with the A46, keep in the left lane in order to join the A46 south. After about 10 miles, you should reach the M40. At this point, go left as if to come back on yourself at the roundabout. You want to join the M40; this will take you under the A46 from where you just came. Go along the M40 for about 11 miles until you reach the M42.

Merge onto the M42 and keep going for a further 10 miles. At a junction for the A38, come off and take the second exit at the roundabout for the A38 – passing The Forest Harvester on your left. After just half a mile more, take a right turn onto Birmingham Road. Go over one roundabout and then continue onto Market Street (A448).

In 0.4 miles, you’ll reach another roundabout. Take the second exit (to go right) and follow the A448 some more. In nine more miles, you’ll approch a roundabout. But don’t go onto it! Turn left onto Hoo Road just before it. This is just after the Severn Valley Railway. The ground will be on your left 0.4 miles down this road.

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You can park at either end of the stadium (if you get there in good time). For the South Stand car park, it’s a fiver per car and a tenner for a minibus. In the Stadium Close Car Park, meanwhile, it’s £3 on a matchday. Local street parking is NOT an option.

By Rail


Aggborough is around half a mile from the station. Walk down Comberton Hill towards the town centre. Turn left just before Motorway Tyres at the bottom of the hill and walk through an industrial-looking area. It’ll narrow into a pathway through residences – but does bring you out at the ground.

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