Kidderminster Harriers have submitted formal plans to leave their Aggborough home after 127 years.
Our old Conference rivals are looking to move across the town towards Stourbridge, as it is thought that this will safeguard the club’s future.
Despite the fact that it will be of great benefit to the Harriers, it is a shame that old, historic grounds such as this are falling by the wayside.
I always enjoyed my trips to Kiddy – not least due to the fact that they have a great bar and their cottage pie is awesome!
The last time Macc came away from Aggborough with all three points was back in January 2015 when two goals in three minutes was enough to claim the spoils.
With both sides gunning for the National League Playoffs, Macc travelled down to Worcestershire knowing that a win would give them a great chance of being in the promotion mix come the end of the season.
Yet Harriers had the better chances in the first half, and were unlucky not to take the lead when Aman Verma’s effort was desperately cleared off the line to safety.
The second half was totally different however, and as Harriers pushed further and further up the field, Macc took advantage of the spaces this left on the counter attack.
They reaped their rewards in the 66th minute when Paul Turnbull’s corner from the left was headed back across goal by George Pilkington, and there was All Grant to poke the ball home.
Three minutes later, Macc scored one of their best goals of recent years when ‘Harriers ‘keeper Lewis cleared the ball straight to Waide Fairhurst whose audacious first time attempt flew in to the far corner of the goal.
Macc went on to win the game 2 – 0 but experienced final day heartbreak by missing out on the play offs.
We will miss Aggborough – a truely historic ground, full of character and one which served belting grub!
(Featured image courtesy of Kidderminster Harriers FC)