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Quartet return for Ripon City derby

Ripon City will be buoyed by the return of four key players when rivals Boroughbridge arrive for the West Riding County Cup third round (1pm).

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Harrogate Town loan York City defender Tom Allan

Harrogate Town have brought in York City defender Tom Allan on a month’s loan to ease their defensive problems.

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Mark Forster is stepping down as Wetherby Athletic boss. Picture: Peter Arnett

Athletic on the lookout for new manager

Wetherby Athletic FC are on the lookout for a new manager to take over the running of their first team.

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Action from Harrogate Railway Ladies' triumph over AFC Preston. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Lady Locomotives’ best display of season earns them Preston win

Harrogate Railway Ladies produced their best display of 2016/17 as they overcame AFC Preston by a 2-1 scoreline at Station View.

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Wetherby Athletic goalscorer Josh Wilson chases the ball down during his side's defeat to Knaresborough Town Reserves. Picture: Pete Arnett

Struggling Athletic well-beaten by Knaresborough

Wetherby Athletic’s hopes of avoiding relegation from the West Yorkshire Football League’s Premier Division suffered another blow whey lost 4-1 to Knaresborough Town Reserves.

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Knaresborough Celtic manager Brian Davey

H & D LEAGUE: Celtic boss aiming to remain on top

Knaresborough Celtic boss Brian Davey has urged his players to keep hold of pole position after they edged ahead in the Harrogate & District Football League Premier Division title race.

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Stephen Bromley netted the decisive goal as Harrogate Railway won at AFC Mansfield. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Rare clean-sheet sees Railway to victory at Mansfield

Harrogate Railway demonstrated their defensive capabilities when they ground out a 1-0 win at AFC Mansfield in the NCEL Premier Division.

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Tadcaster skipper Jono Greening leads his side out against Colwyn Bay but saw red soon afterwards. Picture: Matthew Appleby

Ten-man Taddy dig deep for a point

Tadcaster Albion produced a spirited performance to hold Colwyn Bay to a 0-0 draw despite playing with a man less for more than 75 minutes.

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Simon Ainge, right, celebrates his goal against Bradford Park Avenue with Joe Colbeck. Picture: Thomas McLaughlin

Ainge on target again as nine-man Town sink Avenue

Simon Ainge turned out to be Harrogate Town’s matchwinner once again as the men from the CNG Stadium claimed a 1-0 victory over Bradford Park Avenue.

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Simon Ainge celebrates one of his four goals against Alfreton. Picture: Adrian Murray

Four-goal Ainge: Beating Alfreton was all that mattered

Harrogate Town’s Simon Ainge says that he took more satisfaction from his team picking up three points than his own goalscoring exploits after netting four times in Saturday’s 6-3 success over Alfreton.

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Andrew Higgins and Prince Attakorah in action for Harrogate Town against Bradford Park Avenue on Tuesday evening. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Young Town side exits County Cup

A youthful and inexperienced Harrogate Town side bowed out of the West Riding FA County Cup on Tuesday evening when they were beaten 3-1 by Bradford Park Avenue.

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Rob Holliday, left, netted a brace for Kirk Deighton Rangers in his sides Premier Division success over Beckwithshaw Saints. Picture: Caught Light Photography

H & D LEAGUE: Rangers sink Saints to stay top of the pile

Kirk Deighton Rangers maintained their two-point advantage at the top of the Harrogate and District Football League Premier Division when they overcame Beckwithshaw Saints by a 3-1 scoreline.

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Sam Denton got forward from defence to notch a brace for Harrogate Railway in their home defeat to Athersley. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Railway will continue to attack despite last-gasp Recreation loss

Harrogate Railway boss Paul Beesley insists that his team will continue to play an attacking brand of football despite Saturday’s 4-3 loss to Athersley Recreation.

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Railway player-boss Paul Beesley wins a header during his side's triumph over Clipstone in October. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Railway’s Clipstone win set to be expunged

Harrogate Railway’s 3-2 victory at Clipstone in October is set to be expunged from the records following the Cobras’ resignation from the league.

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Colin Heath, score of Knaresborough Town's first goal, challenges a Nostell man for a high ball. Picture: Craig Dinsdale

Knaresboro’ frustrated by basement boys

An 89th-minute strike cost Knaresborough Town two points when they were held to a 2-2 draw by NCEL Division One’s bottom side, Nostell Miners Welfare.

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Erico Sousa made his Tadcaster Albion debut against Colne, but the Brewers suffered a 2-1 defeat. Picture: Matthew Appleby

New signings can’t prevent another loss for Tadcaster

The arrival of new two faces could not prevent out-of-form Tadcaster Albion from slipping to another defeat in Evo-Stik Division One North.

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Simon Ainge scored four as Harrogate Town cruised past Alfreton on Saturday afternoon. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Ainge nets four as Town beat Alfreton

A stunning four-goal display from stand-in striker Simon Ainge helped Harrogate Town to a 6-3 victory over Alfreton Town at the CNG Stadium.

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Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver, left, and his father, Irving, the club's chairman

Professional switch ‘does not bring extra pressure’ - Town boss

Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver says that there is no extra pressure attached to the club’s decision to begin operating on a full-time basis.

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Harrogate Town hope to be celebrating more success on the pitch when they begin to operate on a full-time basis from 2017/18

Town set to go full-time

Harrogate Town have announced that they will begin to operate on a full-time basis from the start of the 2017/2018 campaign.

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Ben Cohen was on target for Knaresborough Town as they won 3-2 at Yorkshire Amateur. Picture: Craig Dinsdale

Knaresborough edge out Amateur in thrilling affair

Knaresborough Town triumphed 3-2 over Yorkshire Amateur in a thrilling NCEL Division One encounter thanks to a late Brad Walker goal.

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