Harrogate Town trio earn England FA selection

hsb  Harrogate Town goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray (140111M3d)
hsb Harrogate Town goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray (140111M3d)

Three Harrogate Town have been selected to represent the English FA in a commemorative match later this month.

The trio of Craig MacGillivray, Ashley Worsfold and Leigh Franks will take on a Northern League representative side at Bishop Aucklund’s Heritage Park on Tuesday, March 25 (kick-off 7.30pm).

The match will celebrate 125 years of the Northern League.

Premier League referee Michael Oliver, a former official in the Northern Leagues, will take charge of the contest.

MacGillivray has earned rave reviews for his performances in goal for Harrogate Town this season and has attracted interest from several Football League outfits.

The 20-year-old joined Town in 2012 from Stalybridge Celtic before breaking into the first team last season.

Worsfold and Franks joined Town at the start of the season from Alfreton.

Striker Worsfold has been in a rich vein of form in 2014 and scored in Town’s wins against Solihull Moors and Altrincham this week.

Franks made his long-awaited return to the Sulphurites starting line-up against Altrincham after a spell sidelined with an ankle injury.

The sixteen-strong FA squad: Craig MacGillvray (Harrogate Town), Shane Bland (Whitby Town); Jake Picton (Frickley Ath), Steve Gardner (Frickley Ath) Nathan Buddell (Blyth Spartans), Jordan Robinson (Darlington 1883), Leigh Franks (Harrogate Town), Terry Galbraith (Darlington 1883), Lewis Horner (Blyth Spartans), Jonny Davies (Darlington 1993), Tom Portas (Whitby Town), Shane Henry (Whitby Town), Matthew Wade (Blyth Spartans), Dan Maguire (Blyth Spartans), Ashley Worsfold (Harrogate Town), Lee Mason (Whitby Town.)