IN PICTURES - Harrogate Town 2 Chorley 0: Advertiser player ratings

Harrogate Town scored a goal at the start of each half on their way to a 2-0 home win over Chorley on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 7:29 pm
Harrogate Town celebrate.

Here's an assessment of how Simon Weaver's men performed at the CNG Stadium. PICTURES: MATT KIRKHAM

James Belshaw 7. Made a decent save at 1-0 to deny Chris Holroyd. One poor clearance aside, he did what needed to be done effectively.
Ryan Fallowfield 7. Another energetic performance at right-back. Tidy defensively and offered good width going forwards.
Will Smith 7. Kept things simple with some no-nonsense defending and helped ensure that Chorleys attackers barely had a sniff.
Connor Hall 7. Tougher tests are to come, but looked comfortable. Made a nuisance of himself in the opposition box at times, too.
George Smith 7. The Town defence looks much more balanced with him at left-back. Steady if unspectacular.
Josh Falkingham 7. Once he left the pitch with a 65th-minute injury, Towns midfield looked as if it lacked some drive and direction.
Scott Brown 6. Passed the ball tidily and will have benefited from getting 90 minutes under his belt.
Warren Burrell 7. His first game playing in midfield in some time and did okay. Covered plenty of ground and kept things simple.
Brendan Kiernan 7. ADVERTISER STAR MAN. Towns best player during the opening half-an-hour. Faded after the break, though his early goal was crucial on a night where a good start was imperative.
Jon Stead 6. Looked off the pace at times during the opening 45 but was more lively in the second and had a hand in Towns second goal.
Jack Muldoon 7. Goal was reward for a typically industrious display. Carried a threat on the counter-attack in the first half.