Harrogate Town secured their first victory since September 7 on Tuesday night, crushing Skrill North basement side Workington 3-0 at the CNG Stadium.
Simon Weaver opted to keep faith with the players who turned round Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Boston United, as Town sought their first three-point haul since beating Telford 1-0.
Liam Hardy started upfront alongside on-loan Grimsby striker Dayle Southwell, with Craig Nelthorpe and winger Dominic Rowe also in the starting 11.
Paul Beesley was recalled from Harrogate Railway to join the bench, which also featured Ashley Worsfold and Chris Hall.
There was however, no place for Michael Woods, Anton Brown or Adam Bolder.
Weaver’s gamble paid off in under two minutes, as Hardy scored the opener.
A powerful drive from Nelthorpe then netted Town’s second on the half-hour.
Town took their lead into the break with Workington barely given a look-in.
But Hardy, crafting his third goal in four days, extended their advantage to 3-0 and after that, the victory was never in doubt.
Town were due to visit league leaders Hednesford Town on Saturday but the game has been put back to Tuesday, December 10 due to Hednesford’s progress in the FA Cup.
Town currently sit 11th in the Skrill North.
Elsewher HARROGATE RAILWAY were beaten 3-1 at Radcliffe Borough in the EvoStik First Division North.
With Paul Beesley recalled to Harrogate Town, it was Mike Morris who slammed home an early goal for Billy Miller’s men, who were aiming to consolidate Saturday’s 4-0 win over Padiham.
But Radcliffe were quick to equalise and then scored twice more to end a disappointing night for the Starbeck side.