Harrogate Town Preview

It's a fairly quick return to Harrogate Town for the Hatters on the day the Yorkshire side officially open their new stand offering additional covered accommodation behind the goal at their Wetherby Road ground..

Since our FA Cup tie Harrogate had not been showing the best of form but a 5-0 win last Saturday saw them climb back to mid-table. In contrast their previous 3 games asw Harrogate fail to hit the net.
20 Sep A v Leamington Won 3-1
4 Oct A v Chorley Lost 0-4
7 Oct H v Gainsborough Trinity Drew 0-0
18 Oct A v Worcester City Lost 0-2
25 Oct H v Brackley Town Won 5-0

The men invoveld in the 5-0 victory over Brackley last Saturday were:

Phil Barnes.

NamePosPast Clubs
Phil Barnes G Rotherham U, Blackpool, Sheffield U, Torquay U(L), Queens Park R(L), Grimsby T, Gainsborough Tr, Alfreton T, Harrogate T
Matthew Bloomer D Grimsby T, Hull C, Lincoln C(L), Telford U, Lincoln C, Grimsby T(L), Cambridge U, Grimsby T, Boston U
Rhys Meynell D/M Barnsley, Chester C, Galway U, Stalybridge Cel, Guiseley
Nicky Featherstone F/M Hull C,  N Ferriby U(L),  Grimsby T(L),  Hereford U(L),  Hereford U,  Walsall,  Scunthorpe U
Shane Killock CD Huddersfield T, Ossett A, Huddersfield T, Hyde U(L), Harrogate T(L), Oxford U, AFC Telford U
David McGurk CD Sunderland, Darlington, York C(L), York C(L), York C(L), York C
Lloyd Kerry M Sheffield U, Torquay U(L), Chesterfield(L), Chesterfield, Alfreton T(L), Kidderminster H(L), Hinckley U, Tamworth
Simon Lenighan M Leeds U, Bradford PA
Jake Speight F ex-Mansfield T
James Walshaw F Ossett T, Bradford PA, Farsley Cel, Wakefield, Guiseley, Darlington, FC Halifax T(L), Guiseley, Altrincham
Craig Nelthorpe D/M Brodsworth MW, Frickley Ath, Doncaster Rov, Hucknall T(L), Kidderminster H(L), Gateshead(L), Halifax T(L), Darlington(L), Gateshead(L), Oxford U, York C, Barrow(L), Luton T(L), Gateshead, Gainsborough Tr, Eastwood T, Brigg T, Frickley, Gainsborough Tr
Dominic Rowe M Bradford C, Barrow(L)
Adam Nowakowski D/M -

The list shows four new names from our cup win although Shane Killock was an unused substitute that day. Nicky Featherstone has joined Town since we won that game, whilst Shane Killock and Simon Lenighan were not amongst the manager's selections that day.

Central Defender David McGurk, another of the new names but a man who played against the Hatters during his Darlington days, is an injury doubt for Saturday's game having been under extensive treatment during the week.


Saturday 7 August 1993 - Friendly Match
Harrogate Town 0
Stockport County 3 (Francis, Ward, PA Williams) att. 275
Harrogate: Paul Allen, J Collins (Dennis Peacock), Geoff Barker, Simon Mayers, Lee Tomlinson, Gary Edmunds, Paul Brown (C Barker), Mark Price, Ricky Greenough, J Lagan (T Deane), Marcus Philpott
County: Mark Deegan, Dave Miller, Jim Carstairs, David Frain (Peter Ward), Mike Flynn (Tony Barras), Alan Finley, Martin James, Kieran Toal, Kevin Francis, Chris Beaumont and Andy Preece (Paul A Williams)

Saturday 31 August 2013 - Skrill Conference North
Harrogate Town 3 (Bolder, Woods, Hall)
Stockport County 1 (Howard) att. 918
Harrogate: Craig MacGillivray, Matt Bloomer, David Merris, Adam Bolder (Dominic Rowe), Leigh Franks, Shane Killock, Ashley Worsfold (Liam Hardy), Anton Brown (Tom Wright), Christian Hall, Mike Woods, Craig Nelthorpe
County: Ian Ormson, Kyle Jacobs, Steve O'Halloran, James Tunnicliffe, Jordan Fagbola, Kieran Charnock, Aman Verma, Ian Craney (Bobby Lofthouse), Phil Jevons (Brandon Windsor), Rhys Turner, Adriano Moké (iain Howard)

Saturday 27 September 2014 - FA Cup with Budweiser Qualifying Round 2
Harrogate Town 1 (Speight)
Stockport County 2 (Baker, Dennis)
Harrogate: Phil Barnes, Matt Bloomer, Rhys Meynell, Luke Dean (Jake Speight), Matt Heath, Leigh Franks, Lloyd Kerry, Adam Nowakowski, Callum Hassan (Jack Emmett), James Walshaw, Craig Nelthorpe (Dominic Rowe).
County: Danny Hurst, Matthew Todd, Scott Duxbury, Mark Lees, Jordan Fagbola, Stephen O'Halloran, Chris Churchman, Richie Baker, Jamie Milligan, Kristian Dennis (Nathan Woolfe), Chris Sharp (Scott Spencer).

FA Cup Goal celebrations for County


No additional injury problems are being reported and Kristian Dennis's suspension will not kick in for another week, but with County's Cheshire Senior Cup tie at Warrington having been put back a week due to their FA Cup exploits Sharp and Dennis are both due to be unavailable against Brackley. 

Scott Duxbury was in attendance at the FCUM match at Edgeley Park on Wednesday night and confirmed he's very happy with the progress of his injury and hopefull of being involved again soon. Meanwhile there is likely to be little change to the County side - unless Alan Lord finds a late addition to use the Player Fund money on - so the fans will be looking for a solid defensive performance backed up with incisive attacking from midfield to try and open up a Harrogate defence that until last weekend had conceeded around twice as many goals as their forwards had scored.  


Barrow v Guiseley, Boston United v AFC Fylde, Brackley Town v Colwyn Bay, Bradford Park Avenue v Tamworth, Gainsborough Trinity v Chorley, Harrogate Town v Stockport County, Leamington v Worcester City, Lowestoft Town v Gloucester City, North Ferriby United v Oxford City, Solihull Moors v Hyde, Stalybridge Celtic v Hednesford Town.

Ian Watts


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