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Gate escape drop zone after home triumph over Luctonians

Harrogate RUFC climbed out of the National Two North relegation places courtesy of a thrilling victory over Luctonians at Rudding Park.

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A Harrogate RUFC Ladies player tries to escape the attentions of a Morpeth defender during Sundays clash at Rudding Park. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Narrow win over Morpeth sees Ladies exact revenge

Harrogate RUFC Ladies avenged a heavy defeat to Morpeth earlier in the season when they beat the Northumberland outfit 7-5 in their opening match of 2017.

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Harrogate Pythons, black kit,  look to compete at the breakdown during Saturday's Yorkshire Three loss at Goole

Pythons well-beaten at Goole

Harrogate Pythons’ New Year began in disappointing fashion as they suffered a 30-5 loss on the road at Goole in Yorkshire Three.

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Noel Minikin scored a try on his 100th appearance for Harrogate RUFC, but it was not enough to save his side from defeat at South Leicester. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate edged out at South Leicester

In a desperately close National Two North clash at South Leicester, Harrogate RUFC came away with yet another losing bonus point from a match they really should have won.

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Dave Doherty and his Harrogate RUFC side travel to South Leicester this weekend. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate kick off 2017 with trip to South Leicester

Harrogate RUFC kick off 2017 with a trip to South Leicester, on Saturday.

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Harrogate Pythons' pack prepares for a scrum during their Yorkshire Three defeat to Aireborough

Pythons lose out to Aireborough

Harrogate Pythons ended 2016 with a 27-17 defeat to Aireborough in Yorkshire Three.

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Noel Minikin in action for Harrogate RUFC during Saturday's home defeat to Tynedale. Picture: Richard Bown

Gate throw away lead in Tynedale defeat

Harrogate RUFC lost a game that they should have won when they slipped to a 22-15 home defeat to Tynedale in National Two North.

Fly-half Sam Fox will be joining Harrogate RUFC in January

Fantastic Mr Fox signing a real ‘coup’ for Harrogate

Harrogate RUFC have pulled off a “massive coup” in landing the services of former Exeter Chiefs fly-half Sam Fox.

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Harrogate Pythons' Ivan Drane was unable to inspire his side to victory at Wensleydale

Pythons left cheesed off after defeat at Wensleydale

Harrogate Pythons were left frustrated after being edged out by a 40-32 scoreline on the road at Wensleydale in Yorkshire Three.

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Harrogate RUFC's Jonny Giles on the charge during his side's National Two North defeat at Otley. Picture : Adrian Murray

Harrogate beaten by Otley in derby clash

Harrogate RUFC went down 26-15 in their National Two North derby clash at Otley.

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Harrogate RUFC's Dave Doherty in action against Preston Grasshoppers. Picture: Richard Bown

Doherty keen for ‘Gate to turn Rudding Park into a fortress

Harrogate RUFC’s director of rugby Dave Doherty is determined that his players make Rudding Park a fortress as they bid to climb away from the National Two North relegation zone.

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Harrogate RUFC's Dave Doherty on his way to scoring a crucial late try during his side's victory over Preston Grasshoppers. Picture courtesy of HRUFC

Late try sees Harrogate claim dramatic victory

A last-minute touchdown scored and converted by Dave Doherty saw Harrogate RUFC to a crucial 28-26 win over Preston Grasshoppers.

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Harry Barnard scored Harrogate RUFC's only touchdown in their defeat to high-flying Caldy

Harrogate well-beaten by league leaders

Harrogate RUFC suffered a 48-13 defeat at National Two North leaders Caldy, on Saturday.

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Two David Doherty penalties proved enough to earn Harrogate RUFC a narrow home win over Chester

Harrogate edge out Chester in low-scoring affair

Harrogate RUFC claimed their third National Two North victory of the season when they edged out Chester by a 6-3 scoreline at Rudding Park.

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A Harrogate Pythons attack is snuffed out by the Leeds Modernians defence

Pythons fight back to claim narrow win

Harrogate Pythons RUFC moved up a place to eighth in the Yorkshire Three standings courtesy of a narrow victory on the road at Leeds Modernians.

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Harrogate RUFC lost out on the road at Sedgley Park. Picture: Richard Bown

Poor start proves costly for Harrogate at Sedgley Park

A slow start from Harrogate RUFC that saw them concede two early tries proved costly as they slipped to a narrow defeat at Sedgley Park in National Two North.

Harrogate Pythons make a break for the try-line during their Yorkshire Three victory over Castleford

Reah brace helps Pythons get back to winning ways

A brace of tries from John Reah helped Harrogate Pythons get back to winning ways with a 14-7 home success over Castleford in Yorkshire Three.

Harrogate RUFC enjoyed derby day success over Wharfedale

Doherty-inspired ‘Gate claim derby victory

Dave Doherty scored all of Harrogate RUFC’s points in their derby day success over Wharfedale in National Two North.

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Harrogate RUFC host local rivals Wharfedale on Saturday. Picture: Richard Bown

Harrogate face ‘huge’ derby showdown

The first league meeting in a decade between old rivals Harrogate RUFC and Wharfedale takes place at Rudding Park on Saturday.

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Harrogate RUFC suffered another National Two North defeat when they visited Sale

Struggling Gate lose out at Sale

Harrogate RUFC remain rooted to the bottom of National Two North after conceding 24 unanswered points in the second half at Sale, on Saturday.

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