Harrogate Town stage Boston comeback

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Harrogate Town showed tremendous fighting spirit to come back from 3-0 down at Boston United to salvage their first point in seven games.

After a brace from Marc Newsham, plus a Spencer Weir-Daley strike, Simon Weaver’s men looked dead and buried at half-time, as they hunted their first win since the 1-0 victory over Telford on September 7.

With nothing to lose, Weaver made three substitutions – and two of them found the net in the second half.

First, Liam Hardy fired home from 10 yards in the 68th minute before Dominic Rowe’s superb curling effort made it 3-2.

With 19 minutes left, Town pushed for the equaliser and it arrived with five minutes on the clock.

Substitute Netan Sansara’s woeful tackle on Leigh Franks was punished with a straight red card and a Town penalty.

On loan striker Dayle Southwell fired past Ashley Timms to complete an inspiring comeback.

Town will be hoping to continue the good work against Workington at the CNG Stadium on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, Harrogate Railway turned in a fine second half to crush Padiham 4-0.

Tadcaster Albion beat Glasshoughton Welfare 2-0 away from home in the NCEL Premier.

Knaresborough Town meanwhile won 2-0 at Teversal in the NCEL First Division.

In the West Yorkshire Premier, Bardsey emerged 6-4 victors in a high-scoring contest with newly-promoted Shelley.

Boroughbridge beat Pateley Bridge 3-0 in the Whitworth Cup, while Ripon City hammered Kirk Deighton Rangers 6-1.