Town first-team stars dig deep to pay for fans’ away day coach

hsb  The crowd watching Harrogate Town (121215M3d)
hsb The crowd watching Harrogate Town (121215M3d)

Harrogate Town’s players have dug deep to fund the supporters’ coach for this Tuesday’s trip to Altrincham.

Town have been boosted by large travelling support in their last two Saturday away trips to Histon and Brackley Town, after the team’s upsurge in form.

Prior to the trip to Brackley, Town were one point and one place off the play-offs.

But one point from two games last week, following the 2-1 loss at Colwyn Bay on Tuesday night, dropped Simon Weaver’s side into eighth.

General manager Garry Plant said the players wanted to show their appreciation to the supporters.

Plant said: “The support we are getting away from home is unbelievable and it just spurs the players on.

“All our first team players got their heads together and they are going to pay for the next away travel out of their own pockets.”

More than 50 fans travelled south to Brackley Town on Saturday and cheer Town onto a 2-2 draw.

Plant said the group were told to be quiet by stewards at the game after complaints by local resident.

“For Harrogate Town fans to be told to be quiet is amusing,” he said.

“They never stopped banging the drum. It’s nice that we are now getting that atmosphere on our travels.”