Can Town make it three in a row? Harrogate weekend footall preview

With another busy weekend of fotballing action ahead for the Harrogate district, sports reporter Dan Windham casts a preview of the games to keep an eye on.
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After ending a miserable run of eight games without a win, Simon Weaver’s Harrogate have pulled themselves out of a rut.

A 2-1 win at home to Boston United followed by a 1-0 away win against Solihull Moors has lifted them to 14th in the Vanarama Conference North.

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Weaver’s side face another away day on Saturday as they travel to Gainsborough Trinity as they look to avoid an end of season relegation dog fight.

Billy Miller’s Harrogate Railway are looking to continue their fine form of just one defeat in 15 games as they host Prescot Cables.

Nine wins from 12 league games has propelled railway to fourth in Evo-Stik First Division North and a win over struggling Prescot would do no damage to their promotion hopes.

After hitting Retford United for six in the Northern Counties Eastern League Cup on Tuesday, Tadcaster Albion’s focus switches back to league duties.

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Paul Marshall’s side will host 14th placed Thackley at the i2i Stadium before their massive FA Vase clash against AFC Mansfield the following weekend.

One division below, Knaresborough Town will be hoping the weather allows them to return to the pitch to host Yorkshire Amateur on Saturday.

Town’s fixture against Dronfield was postponed and Brian Davey will be hoping his side can reproduce their impressive away win over Amateur earlier in the season.

In the West Yorkshire League, Ripon are still waiting to get into double digits for the season but in-form Wetherby Athletic stand in their way.

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Daz Ekin’s Boroughbridge join their neighbours in the relegation zone and a clash against fellow strugglers Brighouse on Saturday may prove decisive.

Knaresborough Town Reserves face an away trip to Otley Town whilst Bardsey face a trip to high-flying Leeds City to round off a full fixture of clashes.