HARROGATE were under strength for Saturday’s National Two North home game with Hull, but that didn’t stop them winning 32-22.
‘Gate lost four players and coach Mike Aspinall to the Yorkshire side, but Claro Road was still treated to a feast of running rugby.
Rob Almond’s early penalty put Harrogate in the ascendancy, before Ryan Peacey picked up from the base of a scrum and drove over.
Luke Edwards then scored in the corner after an attacking lineout, although Hull earned a converted try to go in at half-time just six points behind at 13-7.
Harrogate’s pack provided a strong platform after the restart, although Hull scored next from a driving maul.
Tim Heaton drove through the middle before passing to Ruaridh Carmichael who split the defence to score his debut try.
Ben Innes followed that with another try and Edwards claimed his second of the day, although Hull refused to lie down and scored twice before the whistle.