Harrogate Town 5 – 0 North Ferriby United

Town brought high flying North Ferriby down to earth with a bump, with an exciting display of attacking football.

After initial Ferriby pressure, Town began to threaten.



Chris Hall turned Adam Bolder’s free kick to Ashley Worsfold who fired over the bar.

Ferriby showed why they are prolific goalscorers when Nathan Jarman and Anthony Wilson combined to create a chance for Russell Fry who forced a flying save from Craig MacGillivray.

On 13 minutes, Town took the lead when Craig Nelthorpe’s corner was headed across goal by Shane Killock and Anton Brown’s blocked shot fell to Leigh Franks who made no mistake from close range.

Unfortunatel, Ferriby’s Danny Hone, received an injury in the action and after lengthy treatment from both sides physio’s,took no further part in the match.

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Ferriby’s Danny Hone,received an injury in the action and after lengthy treatment from both sides physio’s,took no further part in the match

Ferriby’s powerful forwards hit back strongly and MacGillivray had to use his foot to keep out Wilson’s header.



Jarman then tested the keeper from 20 yards before blasting over the top when well placed.

Gregg Anderson pushed forward to head wide from a corner,but Town weathered the storm and went further ahead on 42 minutes.

Brown headed on a towering throw from Franks and Hall nodded past Adam Nicklin from close range.

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The second half was only four minutes old,when Adam Bolder’s defence splitting pass found Dominic Rowe,who outpaced the defence and shot past Nicklin into the far corner.

Within seconds,Hall was through one on one with Nicklin, but the keeper managed to block his shot.

Ferriby never gave up and Jarman and Wilson went near, before a fine double save from MacGillivray helped to earn him,Town’s “Man of the Match” award.

Liam Hardy,Adam Nowakowski and Tommy Wright were all brought on as subs and with 13 minutes left, Town struck again.

Hardy went past ex Town favourite, Nathan Peat and Rowe was on hand at the far post to tap in his wayward cross shot.

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Harrogate still were’nt finished and the speedy Rowe broke down the left and the visiting defence could only clear his centre as far as Tommy Wright,whose shot on the turn flashed inside the far post,from just inside the area.

This will put Town in good heart for Monday’s trip to Barrow.

Town, 1 MacGillivray, 2 Bloomer, 3 Merris, 4 Bolder, 5 Franks, 6 Killock (c), 7 Worsfold (Hardy 74 mins), 8 Brown (Nowakowski 80), 9 Hall (Wright 80), 10 Nelthorpe, 11 Rowe.

Unused subs, 12 White, 15 Samuels. Bookings nil

Scorers Franks 13 mins, Hall 42, Rowe 49, 77, Wright 88.


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