Town return to winning ways with emphatic victory over Stockport

Terry Kennedy heads home Harrogate Town's fourth of the night against Stockport County. Picture: Town Pix
Terry Kennedy heads home Harrogate Town's fourth of the night against Stockport County. Picture: Town Pix

Harrogate Town produced another fine attacking display at the CNG Stadium, putting four past Stockport County on Tuesday evening as they returned to winning ways.

Simon Weaver’s side hit five in their previous home outing against St Albans City in the FA Trophy, and they were in irresistible form once again, bouncing back from Saturday’s defeat to National League North title rivals Salford City in some style.

Jack Emmett opened the scoring with a low drive into the bottom left corner after 24 minutes, though Stockport hit back as Chris Smalley capitalised on a poorly-cleared corner.

Home advantage was soon restored though as George Thomson netted a stunning volley to send his side into half-time 2-1 up.

Despite some early County pressure, Town added to their lead 13 minutes into the second period when Dom Knowles curled home his third goal in three games.

Terry Kennedy then made absolutely sure that all three points would be staying in North Yorkshire, registering a trademark header from Joe Leesley’s corner with 67 minutes on the clock.

Victory for second-placed Town sees them trim Salford’s lead at the top to eight points ahead of a home meeting with AFC Telford United on Saturday, 3pm kick-off.