Mansfield Town 0 Harrogate Town 1: Advertiser player ratings

Harrogate Town secured a first win in seven League Two matches when they saw off Mansfield on Tuesday night.

By Rhys Howell
Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 8:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 7:44 pm
Lloyd Kerry gets stuck in during Harrogate Town's midweek win at Mansfield Town. Pictures: Matt Kirkham
Lloyd Kerry gets stuck in during Harrogate Town's midweek win at Mansfield Town. Pictures: Matt Kirkham

Here's an assessment of how Simon Weaver's men performed on the night.

James Belshaw 6 - Wasn't overly busy between the sticks, which is credit to the defensive showing in front of him. Will be delighted to keep a first clean-sheet since October.

Ryan Fallowfield 7 - Had to put in a disciplined performance and not bomb on quite as much as he would like as Town looked to hold on to the win. Made one key covering challenge in the first half, plus a number of blocks before being replaced in the 87th minute.

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The Harrogate players celebrate after taking the lead through Calvin Miller's 27th-minute strike.

Dan Jones 8 - Delivery was much better than at the weekend, with one particular deep cross almost resulting in Beck making it 2-0. A few wayward passes and clearances, but defensively solid and a threat with his long throw-ins.

Warren Burrell 8 - ADVERTISER STAR MAN. An impressive display back at centre-half against his former club. Made countless blocks and clearances to deny the hosts, including three crucial interventions in the opening 45. Pretty dominant in the air as well.

Connor Hall 8 - One moment where Jordan Bowery got the better of him out wide at the end of the first half aside, he looked assured next to Burrell. Won the majority of aerial battles, including two important second-half headers from a pair of dangerous-looking deliveries.

Josh Falkingham 7 - Got through his fair share of work in midfield and ensured his teammates remained on the boil at all times. Passing wasn't as accurate as it usually is, but he dropped off to very good effect to protect his back-four.

Warren Burrell makes effects one of many important clearances.

Lloyd Kerry 6 - An energetic display alongside Falkingham, helped his side not get overwhelmed by the Stags pressure. A few loose moments in the first 45, better in the second.

George Thomson 6 - Back on the right after forming part of a midfield three on Saturday. Had a couple efforts on goal without looking like scoring. His set-pieces caused some problems and he looked after the ball well late on as Town attempted to see them game out.

Calvin Miller 7 - A couple of bright bits of play down the left and claimed the all-important winning goal - his first in the EFL - by making sure he was in the right place at the right time to convert Jack Muldoon's cross. His arrival inside the six-yard-box is something which will no doubt please the management team.

Mark Beck 8 - An excellent performance from the big man which will surely be enough to keep his place in the team. Won plenty in the air in both boxes, though did squander a good chance to make it 2-0. Some nice bits of link-up with strike partner Muldoon.

Town number nine Mark Beck lets fly at goal.

Jack Muldoon 8 - Ran his socks off up until being replaced in the 81st minute. Worked well with Beck and delivered some useful crosses into the box, most notably for Miller's winner. Saw a couple of strikes saved by Marek Stech.