Kidderminster Harriers return to National League North action this weekend, with a tough test against an AFC Telford side desperate for points at the bottom.

By Amos Murphy

Kidderminster return to league action with tricky Telford test

After their nail-biting FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to West Ham United last weekend, Kidderminster Harriers will return their focus to the National League North, when they visit strugglers AFC Telford this weekend.

Despite not playing last Saturday, some favourable results saw Kidderminster thrust back into the title challenge.

Currently seven points behind leaders Gateshead with two games in hand, Russell Penn will be confident his side can take three points against a Telford outfit just one point above the drop.

Priced at 8/13 for three points, an upset from the relegation candidates comes in at a lengthy 7/2.

Gateshead title charge growing in confidence

Disappointing 3-0 losers away to AFC Fylde last weekend, title-hopefuls Gateshead cast away any doubts over their title challenge with a convincing 3-0 triumph of their own over Blyth Spartans in midweek.

A win that returned the Tynesiders to the top of the National League North table, Mike Williamson’s side will be hoping to finish the campaign in first position, whilst securing a return to the fifth tier.

Alfreton stand in their way of another three points, with the Reds suffering a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Bradford (Park Avenue) last Saturday.

Expected to be on the losing end once again, their opponents came in at 8/11 to take the win, whilst Alfreton are 3/1 for the three points themselves.

Fylde hoping to continue title surge

Having taken three points off fellow title challengers Gateshead last time out, the Fylde resurgence will look to continue when they travel to another promotion hopeful.

Brackley Town have been there or there abouts for the entire of the National League North campaign and currently boast a six game unbeaten streak.

Having lost just three times all season, Brackley will be hoping they can continue to mix it with the big boys at the top of the sixth tier.

The Saints come in at 11/10 to beat Fylde this weekend, with the Coasters priced at 21/10 to achieve the win themselves.

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