Rail suffer third straight defeat

Greg Kidd wins a header during Harrogate Railway's defeat to Bridlington Town. Picture: Caught Light Photography
Greg Kidd wins a header during Harrogate Railway's defeat to Bridlington Town. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Harrogate Railway Athletic slipped to a third successive home defeat when they were beaten 3-1 by Bridlington Town on Tuesday evening.

The result leaves player-boss Paul Beesley still searching for his first victory since taking charge at Station View earlier this month, and the Locomotives stuck in the NCEL Premier Division relegation places.

Rail got off to a fantastic start on the night, Dan Barrett bursting through on goal to give the home side a 10th minute lead.

Their advantage lasted just 12 minutes, however, Andy Norfolk levelling things up before Tom Fleming turned the game on it’s head, putting the Seasiders in front just before the half-hour mark.

Rail produced an improved performance in the second half and pushed hard for an equaliser, but were caught out in the 62nd minute when Tim Taylor curled in Brid’s third of the night.

The hosts did manage to put the ball in the net for a second time late on, but Brandon Deane’s celebrations were cut short by an offside flag.