Match Preview | York City vs Kidderminster Harriers

The Minstermen kick-start their home league campaign this coming weekend when we welcome Kidderminster Harriers to the LNER Community Stadium. 

Mikey Morton’s side will look to bounce back from defeat last weekend in their National League opener, as they fell to a late 2-1 defeat to Wealdstone at Grosvenor Vale.

Newly-promoted Kidderminster got off to a decent start last weekend on their return to the National League after a nine-year absence, where they went on to secure a point at home to last season’s playoff hopefuls Woking.

Managed by former York City captain Russell Penn, the Harriers travel up to North Yorkshire looking to carry on their unbeaten start to the season with a squad which also contains former York striker Amari Morgan-Smith.

This weekend’s game will be the first of two successive home games for the Minstermen in the space of four days, ahead of Tuesday evening’s game against Altrincham.

York City vs Kidderminster Harriers will be played on Saturday 12th August, kicking off at 3pm. Here is all the information you need to know ahead of the bank holiday fixture.

Key Messages
  • Car park opens at 11am
  • Directors’ and Jorvik lounge hospitality opens for guests at 12:30pm. LNER Lounge opens at 1pm  – tickets can be bought here
  • Turnstiles open at 1:30pm – please arrive early, save time and buy online to avoid queues – Buy match tickets here
  • Scan the QR code on your season ticket/match ticket upon arrival at the correct turnstile.
  • Kidderminster Harriers fans will be housed in the West Stand Overflow for this game.
  • For ticketing queries please contact or call the Ticket Office directly on 01904 942232, or visit during opening hours.

Save time, buy online! Supporters can purchase advance tickets online, over the phone or in-person from the LNER Community Stadium.

Advance ticket prices for this fixture are as follows: 

  • Adult – £22
  • Concession (60+) – £17
  • Student – £10 (Can only be bought from ticketing office with Student ID to be shown)
  • Age 14-18 – £10
  • Age 8-13 – £7
  • Age 2-7* – Free
  • Age 0-1* – Free (Can only be bought from the ticketing office in advance. East & West Stand top 5 rows only)
  • Carers** – Free

* Please Note – Prices for Adults, Concessions, Students, Ages 14-18 and 8-13 will increase by £1 if purchased on matchday. 

The fixture is NOT all ticket and pay on the day is available at the ticket booth located at the exterior of the West Stand. However, we encourage online sales due to anticipated queues.

All supporters purchasing online must input a valid email address on their account in order to receive their ticket. When logging in to the online system, you can use your email address as your supporter number.

If you encounter any issues, please contact our ticketing office directly: 01904 942232

Away Fans

Kidderminster Harriers supporters will be situated in the West Stand Overflow section (WG, WH & WI)

Tickets can be purchased using the ‘Away Fans’ section on the club’s official online ticketing platform.

Click here to buy away tickets


We are pleased to announce that Ricky Sbragia will will join Iain Dunn as our hospitality guest for this weekend’s fixture.

After being signed up by Denis Smith in August 1982, he went on to become a key part of the Minstermen squad during the 1983-84 campaign as he formed a solid defensive partnership with Jon MacPhail as the club became the first-ever club to reach 100 points, as they won the Fourth Division title. Sbragia also scored the Minstermen’s equaliser against Liverpool in the FA Cup 5th Round on the 20th February 1985 at Bootham Crescent, which saw the club set up a replay at Anfield.

After also having a succeful playing career with the likes of Birmingham City, Walsall and Blackpool, Sbragia went on to enjoy a succesful career which has seen him manage in the youth-setups of both the Scottish National team and Manchester United, as well as becoming manager at Sunderland in the Premier League between 2008 to 2009.

Hospitality tickets are still available for this weekend and can be bought here.

If you have a season ticket, or already have a match ticket, and would like to upgrade, please ring the ticket office on 01904 942232 or visit them in-person.

The deadline to book hospitality with dining is 3pm on Wednesday 9th August, with the non-dining deadline at 5pm on Friday 11th August.

Doors open at 12:30pm for Hospitality guests.


Matchday parking spaces in the Monks Cross Park & Ride car park can be booked here for £5.

A full guide to parking around the LNER Community Stadium can be found here. Please note, parking spaces in other areas of the Vangarde Shopping Park site are restricted to a maximum of 2 hours on matchdays.

We ask that any supporters planning on parking in residential areas to please respect our neighbours, pay attention to any parking restrictions, and avoid blocking access to any driveways.

Matchday Programme and 50/50 Raffle

A 52-page physical matchday programme is available for this fixture and will be sold at every open turnstile by programme sellers for £3. This week’s edition features an exclusive interview with midfielder Paddy McLaughlin and much more!

50/50 Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase ahead of the game from sellers in high-vis jackets at every open turnstile right up until kick-off, with some great prizes up for grabs.


  • 1st Prize: Main Cash Prize
  • 2nd Prize: £50
  • 3rd Prize: £25
Fanzone Entertainment

Victory Samosa

Victory Samosa are a four piece rock band from York consisting of Will Evans, Ed Sutherland, Matt Wilson and Louis Edge.

After forming in late 2022, the band have been making a name for themselves around the city with headline slots at The Fulford Arms and The Golden Ball as well as playing at Beatherder Festival this Summer.

Merging classic and contemporary influences from Talking Heads to Arctic Monkeys, the band is known for their high energy live performances and memorable tunes.

Social Media:

Instagram: @victorysamosa

Link tree:

Y22 Bus Service

The Y22 Shuttle Bus service, kindly organised by York City Supporters Trust and First York, will be running for this fixture.

The Y22 service runs from two hours before kick-off and after the game until the ground is clear, up to 90 minutes after the full-time whistle. This increases the frequency of buses running between Stonebow in the City Centre and the Monks Cross Park & Ride stop, as well as freeing up capacity on the existing number 9 route.

Fans wishing to use the service will need to purchase the Y22 tickets from the First Buss app, which are priced at:

  • Adult return: £3.50
  • Child/Concessionary return: £2
  • Adult single: £2
  • Child/Concessionary single: £1

No other tickets will be valid on the service.

Previous Meetings

The Minstermen haven’t secured victory over the Harriers in any of their previous three encounters, but the last victory for City against this weekend’s opponents came on the 22nd February 2020, when a Dan Maguire goal saw City run out as 1-0 winners at Aggborough in the National League North.

22/01/22 – Kidderminster Harriers 3-0 York City – National League North

14/08/21 – York City 1-2 Kidderminster Harriers – National League North

05/01/21 – Kidderminster Harriers 2-2 York City – National League North

22/02/20 – Kidderminster Harriers 0-1 York City – National League North

02/11/19 – York City 1-1 Kidderminster Harriers – National League North

How to follow the game

As always, the best way to follow the game is in the ground. If you can’t make it to the LNER Community Stadium however, here are some alternatives:


Matchday Information/FAQs

For full travel information please click here.

For Car Parking information please click here.