AFC Fylde 2-1 Harrogate Town: Town's play-off place still not secure after defeat

AFC Fylde 2-1 Harrogate Town

Monday, 25th April 2016, 10:55 am
Updated Monday, 25th April 2016, 1:03 pm
Warren Burrell halved the deficit for Harrogate Town late on (Photo: Craig Hurle)

Harrogate Town's wait to secure their place in the National League North play-offs extended following a 2-1 defeat at promotion rivals AFC Fylde.

Goals in each half by Danny Rowe and James Hardy handed victory to Fylde, who moved above North Ferriby United into second place.

Harrogate pulled a goal back late on through Warren Burrell but were unable to find an equalising goal in the final moments.

Burrell sidefoots home at the end of the tie (Photo: Craig Hurle)

The defeat leaves Simon Weaver's men in fourth place but fifth-placed Boston United closed the gap to them to just one point with victory over sixth-placed Nuneaton Town on Saturday.

A final day win or draw against already relegated Corby Town will secure a play-off place for the Wetherby Roaders.

However, a defeat could open the door for Nuneaton who lie five points behind with two games to play.

Town's Paul Clayton gets into an awkward position against AFC Fylde (Photo: Craig Hurle)
Burrell sidefoots home at the end of the tie (Photo: Craig Hurle)
Town's Paul Clayton gets into an awkward position against AFC Fylde (Photo: Craig Hurle)