Weaver sets Town bar high

Date:31st August 2013.'Harrogate Town v Stockport County. Pictured Harrogate Town's Michael Woods, battles his way through Stockport County's Aman Verma, left, and Jordan Fagbola.
Date:31st August 2013.'Harrogate Town v Stockport County. Pictured Harrogate Town's Michael Woods, battles his way through Stockport County's Aman Verma, left, and Jordan Fagbola.
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Boss Simon Weaver has urged his Harrogate Town players to sustain their early season attacking impetus.

Town saw off a struggling Stockport County side 3-1 on Saturday thanks to a quickfire first-half treble from Adam Bolder, Michael Woods and Chris Hall.

And with five games chalked off, Town lie fifth in Skrill North on 10 points.

A trip to fourth-placed AFC Telford awaits on Saturday for Weaver’s men, and the boss said his creative squad must continue to improve.

“We can set the bar higher,” he said.

“We have to demand more. “If we don’t we will sit back and be a mid-table teams, a Jekyll and Hyde.

“That’s the problem with creative teams. They are often hit and miss, we don’t want that.”

Bolder’s wonder strike was shortly followed by goals from Woods and Hall.

It left the 918-strong CNG crowd and Weaver purring at the squad’s potential.

He said: “There were glimpses of what we are capable of.

“I don’t think we sustained it as well as we want but it’s early in the season and the lads are getting integrated now.

“If we had sustained the purple patch before half time we would have hurt them more. And that’s the aim.”

Woods was Weaver’s only change from the dour Bank Holiday loss at Barrow and he rewarded his boss with a man of the match showing.

“I wanted to get Woodsy in because he fits my system,” said Weaver.

“If he can get match fit which he is short of at the moment due to a lack of games, then he can be a fantastic player.

“He does things that others can’t.

“He excites me and he can entertain the crowd. If he does that, people will come and watch.”

Telford were relegated from the Conference Premier last season and are one of the favourites to head back up at the season end.

Andy Sinton’s side are unbeaten this term and beat Gainsborough Trinity 3-1 on Saturday.

“They are normally quite big and strong,” added Weaver.

“They will be robust and get the ball into the box at every opportunity

“It will be a challenge for us.”

Meanwhile, defender Alan White has signed for boyhood club Darlington 1883 on dual registration terms.