HARROGATE Town missed out on a hard fought point at home to Nuneaton Town on Saturday after the visitors nicked an injury time penalty to pull off a 2-1 win.
Mark Noon scored the opening goal for Nuneaton on 54 minutes but Graeme Armstrong levelled proceedings from the penalty spot nine minutes from time after he was brought down by Danny Alcock. The ‘keeper was shown a red card for the foul.
However the Nuns dug deep with ten men and won the match in the dying minutes when Town debutant ‘keeper Jordan Myers also so red in time added on, and Kyle Storer slotted home the resulting penalty to win the match.
Town will be looking for a comeback at home to Stafford Rangers on Tuesday night (7.45pm ko).
In the Evo-Stick First Division North HARROGATE RAILWAY slipped to their second consecutive defeat going down 3-2 at home to AFC Fylde.
Steve Palfrey and Michael Duckworth scoring Rail’s goal either side of half-time.
In the Harrogate & District Whitworth Cup semi-final KNARESBOROUGH TOWN set up a plum final against arch-rivals Boroughbridge after they came through a potential banana skin 2-0 away at Kirk Deighton Rangers.
Second half goals by Jared McGivern and Guiseppe Downing sealed the win.