Evo-Stik: Harrogate Railway assistant eager to not let season ‘fizzle out’

hsb  Railway v Radcliffe Borough. Nathan Cartman (140301M4d)
hsb Railway v Radcliffe Borough. Nathan Cartman (140301M4d)

Harrogate Railway will not start thinking about time on the sun-loungers before their three remaining games are completed, insists assistant Lee Ashforth.

Railway host 10th-placed Cammell Laird on Saturday before heading to promotion candidates Farsley on Bank Holiday Monday and end their season the week after at home to Warrington.

Billy Miller’s men came unstuck away at Kendal Town on Saturday, losing 3-1 with Nathan Cartman scoring their only goal from the spot. And Ashforth was eager for the Station View outfit not to go through April pointless.

“We don’t want the season to just fizzle out,” he said.

“Last season we ended up losing the last seven games. But it’s not all doom and gloom this year.

“Going into those last couple of games we have two teams contending for the play-offs. But we shouldn’t be scared of them. We have beaten some very good teams in the last two years.”

Peter Crook was recalled by Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver prior to their home clash against Leamington on Saturday, meaning Ashforth had to step in between the sticks.

Crook was an unused substitute for Town, and Anshforth was unsure whether the star would be back at Station View again this year.

He added: “Simon wanted him back and it’s important for him to feel part of the squad there.

“We have been lucky to have Peter for so long. He has been fantastic and probably got us 20 points with the saves he has made.”