KEEP IT UP! Harrogate Town’s Leigh Franks

Harrogate Town’s defender-come-stand-in-goalkeeper Leigh Franks is next to try and set a benchmark in Ackrill Sport’s tennis ball keepy uppy challenge.

The defender missed Town’s 1-0 defeat at home to Brackley Town on Saturday, but when he was fit he gave his best shot at tackling the leaderboard.

Harrogate Railway’s Rob Youhill was the last man to have a go, and after replay analysis, the winger scored seven.

Franks’ teammate Adam Bolder has remained on top of the table since week one, but has since been joined by Wetherby Athletic’s Josh Buckley.

Could Franks knock him down a peg?


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

7 - Rob Youhill, Harrogate Railway

3 - Jed Vale, Wetherby Athletic

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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.