IN PICTURES - Harrogate Town 0 Dover Athletic 2: Advertiser player ratings

Harrogate Town produced one of their most lacklustre performances at the CNG Stadium in some time as they lost out 2-0 to Dover Athletic.

Sunday, 1st September 2019, 9:06 am
Ryan Fallowfield on the run.

Here's an assessment of how Simon Weaver's players performed during Saturday's 2-0 defeat. PICTURES: MATT KIRKHAM.

James Belshaw 6. Not much he could've done about the goals. Left exposed by his defence three times and Inih Effiong beat him on each occasion, the post saving Town early in the second period.
Ryan Fallowfield 7. ADVERTISER MAN OF THE MATCH. A third consecutive excellent performance. Coped well with the threat of Dover's Nassim LGhoul and got forward to good effect.
Will Smith 6. Near-faultless during the first half, but then both he his partner Connor Hall afforded Whites dangerman Inih Effiong too much space in the box after the break. It proved costly.
Connor Hall 6. Just like Will Smith, he looked solid for a good chunk of the game, but collectively the Town centre-halves failed to nullify the threat of Effiong at key moments in the second 45.
Warren Burrell 6. One of those occasions where the fact that he is operating as a left-back but is right-footed left Town lacking balance on one side of the pitch.
Josh Falkingham 6. Some way off his best. A couple of uncharacteristic stray passes summed up what was an afternoon to forget for almost the entire team.
Jack Emmett 5. Began well enough and there were a couple of nice bits of footwork early on, only to then fade out of the game. Ineffective during the second half.
Scott Brown 6. Showed a few glimpses of his quality. Had Town's best chance of the day, and while he remained composed and was denied by a decent save, perhaps could've pulled the trigger earlier.
Brendan Kiernan 6. His quick feet and willingness to run with the ball meant that he carried some threat. Created a good chance for Scott Brown, though his set-pieces were disappointing.
Mark Beck 5. Twice linked up well with Jack Muldoon early on, however after that he couldn't affect the game and just didn't look like scoring.
Jack Muldoon 6. Two decent strikes from outside the box in the opening 20 minutes forced Dover stopper Lee Worgan into action, however his goal-drought goes on.