Northern League: Happy Miller staying put to drive Harrogate Railway on

hsb Harrogate Railway's Nathan Cartman won two awards at the presentation night (140301M4d)
hsb Harrogate Railway's Nathan Cartman won two awards at the presentation night (140301M4d)
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Harrogate Railway boss Billy Miller reckons his squad will stay together for his third year in charge next season.

Railway completed their Evo-Stik Northern League First Division North campaign on Saturday, and they were unfortunate not to take something from their tie against play-off hopefuls Warrington.

Miller’s men hit the woodwork twice but fell down 2-0 in Colin Hunter’s final outing.

The defeat left them 13th in the table with 48 points after a season of punching above their finances.

After the match, Nathan Cartman received the player of the year and players’ player of the year awards.

On the season, Miller said: “We have to be happy.

“It would have been nice to break 50 points, and the group of players are probably ten points better than where we finished.

“Given the budget we have had, credit must go to the players for what they have achieved.”

And the boss said he will stay in charge for next year, and the aims will be to better the tally again.

He said: “I am as ambitious as the players but at this moment, my immediate future lies at Harrogate Railway.

“We have had a really good season with this squad and expectations have gone up with it.

“I am sure we will have the majority of the players back next season. I would hope 95 per cent of the squad.

“Unless it’s ridiculous money, most of them will stay where they are.”