Harrogate Town must stay focused, says boss Simon Weaver

Simon Weaver urged his Harrogate Town team to remain focused on the job in hand, despite a flying start to the season which saw them top the table - albeit briefly – on Monday night.

Thursday, 20th August 2015, 4:06 pm
Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver will have been happy looking at the National North table on Monday night Picture : Adrian Murray. (1508152AM5)

Weaver’s men are up to fifth in Vanarama National North after a three-match winning streak early in the season.

Dominic Knowles scored a last gasp winner to take Town past a defiant Hednesford Town at the CNG Stadium 2-1 on Saturday, after Brendan Daniels had his new club ahead on his first league start.

Knowles was also on target in Monday night’s 2-1 win over newly-promoted Curzon Ashton.

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However, Town’s winner came from the unlikely source of defender Luke Shiels, who netted in the second half (watch highlights above).

Weaver admitted he had allowed himself a brief look at the table following Monday night’s win, but reasoned that topping the table at this stage of the season meant relatively little.

And he has told his squad to keep their feet firmly on the floor ahead of fellow in-form side Tamworth’s visit on Satruday.

He said: “The last few seasons we have started going after Christmas, it’s nice to have an early run. It makes us hungry for more.

“I’m sure people are noticing us but what everyone else thinks is up to them. We can only control what we can do.

“We have to stay focused and not get carried away with anything.

“The first 20 minutes against Tamworth will be crucial on Saturday as we have to make sure we are bright and breezy.”