KEEP IT UP! Harrogate Railway’s Nathan Cartman

Harrogate Railway attacking midfielder Nathan Cartman has been in fantastic form on the field this season and inspired his side to eighth in Evo-Stik First Division North.

But how would the dynamo do when handed a tennis ball for Ackrill Sport’s keepy uppy challenge?

If the pressure of competing on camera wasn’t enough, the star man had his Railway teammates for company cheering, and ridiculing his every move.

Did he top Leigh Franks’ top score? Watch the video to find out.


88 - Leigh Franks, Harrogate Town

68 - Jordan Emsley, Wetherby Athletic

36 - Lawrence Hunter, Harrogate Railway

32 - Adam Bolder, Harrogate Town

32 - Josh Buckley, Wetherby Athletic

29 - Colin Hunter, Harrogate Railway

28 - Liam Hardy, Harrogate Town

27 - Craig Nelthorpe, Harrogate Town

19 - Danny Matthews, Harrogate RUFC

13 - Lee Ashforth, Harrogate Railway

9 - Dwayne Samuels, Harrogate Town

7 - Rob Youhill, Harrogate Railway

3 - Jed Vale, Wetherby Athletic

Watch Brazilian Soccer School teenage sensation Brandon Thompson rack up 2713 tennis ball kick-ups

The rules:

Each sportsmen tells the camera who they are.

They receive a tennis ball.

They have to keep the tennis ball in the air with use of their head, thighs, feet, and any other limb bar their hands.

Each player has three goes.

When the ball hits the floor for the third time, it’s curtains.

Their score goes onto the leaderboard.

The player with the most is the winner.

Fancy your club having a go? Email to get involved.