Football: Town recover with five-star show against Hinckley

hsb  Town v Hinckley Utd. Town's Paul Bolland  (121215M3c)
hsb Town v Hinckley Utd. Town's Paul Bolland (121215M3c)

Harrogate Town stormed back from Thursday’s FA Cup heartache in Hastings with a 5-0 demolition of Hinckley United at Wetherby Road.

The match, which was free to supporters, saw 1,500 through the turnstiles and the team reward the support with a win which lifts them to 12th in the Blue Square North table.

Chib Chilaka got proceedings under way with a first minute penalty before Adam Nowakowski made it 2-0 in five minutes.

Chilaka then turned home Tom Platt’s cross after 20 minutes but the goals kept coming when Shane Killock drove home after 67 minutes.

Platt rounded off a fine afternoon by slamming into the roof of the net after Chilaka’s initial shot was blocked.

Town host Guiseley in the County Cup at Tadcaster Albion on Tuesday.

Meantine, a waterlogged pitch denied Harrogate Railway a game, while Tadcaster Albion were also kicking their heels with no scheduled game.

But Knaresborough Town enjoyed a 3-1 victory over Appleby Frodingham to move fourth in the NCE First Division.

Ripon City won 2-0 at Kippax and Boroughbridge 4-2 at Pool in the West Yorkshire League Premier.

Bardsey were beaten 3-2 at home to Otley Town, while Wetherby enjoyed a 3-0 win at Carlton Athletic.

Sherburn White Rose drew 1-1 at home to Old Mods in Division Two.