MATCH PREVIEW: Dorchester Town v Harrow Borough

BY: Tom Berry | @TJBerry95

Dorchester Town Football Club will welcome the players, supporters and officials of Harrow Borough Football Club to The Clayson Stadium for this Evo-Stik League Southern Premier South fixture (KO 15:00).

Who are The Boro?
Formed in 1933, Harrow had reasonable amounts of success until the early 1980s. During this period, they had their greatest moments, winning the Isthmian League championship in 1984 as well as reaching the second round of the FA Cup. Thinking about the long term security of the club, Harrow twice turned down promotion to the Football Conference.

Since then, Borough have consistently played in and around the Isthmian League Premier Division and lost a play-off final on penalties in 2003, missing out on the chance to play in the inaugural Conference South. Since then, the club have reached the proper rounds of the FA Cup on two occasions, losing to Chesterfield in 2011 and Northampton in 2016.

One to Watch
Dorchester boy Ryan Moss returns to the Clayson for the first time since leaving The Magpies in 2011. The former Thomas Hardye student has played at a number of clubs since departing Dorset and signed for Harrow in the summer of 2017. Club captain and talisman, Moss has regularly scored last season and continued that form into the current campaign.

Have We Met Before?
The reverse fixture earlier in the season saw Harrow come out on top, winning 4-1. After being 3-0 down at half time, a Luke Winsper goal early into the second half saw glimpses of hope. However, a red card to loan goalkeeper AJ Sesay saw defender Callum Rose don the gloves and the fourth Borough goal eventually came.

Form Guide
Harrow have not won in five fixtures since picking up a 4-3 win at home to Met Police. Since then, they have lost to the Met Police, Beaconsfield Town and Swindon Supermarine before two draws away to Poole Town and Basingstoke Town.

The Magpies have not scored since the FA Trophy defeat to Barnet. Since then, home defeats to Poole Town and Farnborough sandwich an away draw to Chesham United.

Team News
Welsh under 18 international Joe Low has signed from Bristol City and is placed to make his debut this weekend. Defender Callum Rose seems set to miss out after picking up an injury against Poole Town.

Dorchester Town Football Club
The Clayson Stadium
Weymouth Avenue

Tel: 01305 267623 – Mob: 07763026395

Entry Prices
Adults £11
*Concession £7
Under 16 £1

The club and team would really appreciate your support so come on down and cheer the lads on.

*The Concession rate applies to our Senior Citizens (sixty-five years) and over, the disabled (with free entry for their carer) and under 18’s with a valid student ID card.