Town reinvigorated in time for Histon visit

NADV 110827 Harrogate Town team pic.(110827AM7)
NADV 110827 Harrogate Town team pic.(110827AM7)
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EX-Conference boys Histon will prove a stern test for Harrogate Town tomorrow according to boss Simon Weaver (away 3pm ko).

However with renewed confidence in his men after Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over Gloucester City he feels they are there for the taking.

“Histon were a Conference side last season,” he said.

“They are a full time side with a lot of young kids. Speaking to Colwyn Bay who played them recently they said they like to get the ball down, a good passing side who keep running.

“Of course it will be a difficult game but my lads will be confident.

“After losing against Boston and drawing against Droylsden it was an important win.”

On Saturday Weaver gave starts to new duo Liam Darville and Luke Ashworth.

His side took control of the first half with Paul Brayson going close when his header brushed the outside of the Gloucester post.

On the stroke of half-time Steve Davies fluffed his lines for the visitors when he headed over from close range.

Davies went close again after the interval before Adam Mann’s cross shot fizzed past the post.

Weaver shuffled his pack with Ian Ross, Michael Tait and Lee Elam all introduced. They made an immediate impact with Town coming back into the game.

Adam Nowakowski was thrown forward and he set up Stephen Turnbull to net the opener with four minutes left.

Then in the final minute Nowakowski found Brayson who fired Town’s crucial second home and seal the win.

“We played better in the games against Hyde and Blyth and only got a point out of them but the result was the most important thing on the day,” said Weaver.

Meanwhile Town’s new brand spanking website went live this week.

The club hopes to connect with more of the younger members of the community, making digital communications a key target if they are to achieve this.

The website also has a new home, moving to www.harrogatetownafc.com from its former site, www.harrogatetown.com although this will redirect to the new address.

It’s been designed with the fans’ perspective in mind at every stage.

The site’s webmaster Peter Arnett is a big Town fan and also the club’s press officer, programme editor and official photographer.

ackrill.sport@ypn.co.uk