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Pythons bounce back with home win over struggling Stocksbridge

Harrogate Pythons bounced back from the disappointment of last week’s defeat to relegation-threatened Baildon when they beat Stocksbridge at Station View.

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Luke Edwards dances through midfield during Harrogate RUFC's home win over Morley. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate close in on play-off spot as visiting Morley are dispatched

Harrogate RUFC boosted their hopes of securing a promotion play-off spot when they beat Morley 12-0 at the Stratstone Stadium.

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Action from Harrogate RUFC Ladies' victory at Halifax. Picture: Bev Clough

High-flying Harrogate Ladies strengthen grip on pole position

Harrogate RUFC Ladies opened up a 12-point gap at the top of the Women’s National Challenge North East One table when they cruised to an eighth consecutive victory, at Halifax.

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Baildon RUFC and Harrogate Pythons fight for the ball at a line-out

Pythons edged out by Baildon

Harrogate Pythons suffered an afternoon of frustration as they drew a blank against struggling Baildon at Station View.

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Harrogate RUFC's Keane Naylor outstrips the Kirkby Lonsdale defence. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate extend fine start to year with home success over Kirkby

Harrogate RUFC claimed a bonus-point victory over Kirkby Lonsdale on a mudbath of a pitch at the Stratstone Stadium.

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Evie Jackson on the charge against York R.I. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Mud-soaked ‘Gate Ladies see off York to extend flawless start

Harrogate RUFC Ladies made it seven wins out of seven in Women’s National Challenge North East One when they beat local rivals York Railway Institute 44-5 at a muddy Stratstone Stadium.

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Harrogate Pythons turn the screw at a scrum during Saturday's win over Sheffield Medicals

Pythons leave Medics with a headache after bonus-point victory

Harrogate Pythons climbed away from the Yorkshire Three relegation places courtesy of a comprehensive bonus-point victory over fellow strugglers Sheffield Medicals.

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Aarin Yorke's 75th-minute try earned Harrogate RUFC victory at Kendal. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate recover to snatch crucial late win on the road at Kendal

Aarin Yorke came off the replacements’ bench to grab the late try that took Harrogate RUFC to a crucial victory over Kendal.

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Dave Doherty on the charge during Harrogate RUFC's home win over Birkenhead Park. Picture: Keith Hunt

‘Gate up to fourth after home victory over Birkenhead

Harrogate RUFC climbed up to fourth place in the National Three North standings courtesy of a bonus-point victory over Birkenhead Park.

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Harrogate Pythons were undone to two late scores at Hemsworth on Saturday

Pythons’ mini-revival ended as Hemsworth snatch victory

Harrogate Pythons’ mini-revival came to an end when they lost out 32-24 on the road at Hemsworth in Yorkshire Three.

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Harrogate RUFC's Olly Rosillo scored a late try to tie the scores in Saturday's clash with Hull. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate promotion hopes still alive after fightback at Hull

Harrogate RUFC produced a stunning fightback to earn themselves a draw on the road at Hull, keeping their slim hopes of promotion alive.

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Jack Clarkson charges forwards during Harrogate Pythons' triumph over Aireborough at Station View

Back-to-back league wins for Pythons as Aireborough are sunk

Harrogate Pythons recorded back-to-back league victories for the first time this season when they saw off Aireborough by a 19-12 scorleine at a soggy Station View.

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Harrogate RUFC powerhouse Sam Brady looks for a way through the Wirral  defence during Saturdays National Three North clash. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate return to action with victory over Wirral

Harrogate RUFC returned to action after more than a month without a game, seeing off Wirral at the Stratstone Stadium to get 2018 off to a positive start.

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Sam Brady could not save Harrogate RUFC from defeat at Lymm. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate lose ground in promotion race following Lymm defeat

Harrogate RUFC suffered a costly defeat to promotion rivals Lymm on Saturday, going down by a 10-3 scoreline in a close contest.

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John Reah on the charge during Harrogate Pythons' home defeat to Leeds Medics & Dentists

Pythons beaten again as Medics take the spoils at Station View

Harrogate Pythons slipped to a fourth consecutive Yorkshire Three defeat when they went down 22-6 at home to fellow strugglers Leeds Medics & Dentists.

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‘Gate sink Ilkley to take derby day honours

‘Gate sink Ilkley to take derby day honours

In the first meeting of the sides since 1965, Harrogate RUFC won Saturday’s derby showdown with Ilkley by a 24-6 scoreline.

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Olly Rosillo was Harrogate RUFC's match-winner in Saturday's Yorkshire Cup clash with West Leeds. Picture: Richard Bown

Extra-time try hands ‘Gate Yorkshire Cup win over West Leeds

Olly Rosillo’s sudden-death try saw Harrogate RUFC to a 22-17 victory over West Leeds in Saturday’s Yorkshire Cup clash at the Stratstone Stadium.

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Andrew Lawson attempts to halt a Preston attack during Saturday's clash at the Stratstone Stadium. Picture: Richard Bown

Game of two halves sees ‘Gate beaten by table-topping Grasshoppers

Harrogate RUFC’s National Three North promotion hopes suffered a blow when a second-half capitulation saw them beaten by top-of-the-table Preston Grasshoppers.

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Harrogate Pythons suffered a narrow defeat to Castleford on home soil. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Pythons edged out by high-flying Castleford in thrilling encounter

Harrogate Pythons were edged out 19-15 by Yorkshire Three high-flyers Castleford at Station View on Saturday.

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Noel Minkin on the charge during Harrogate RUFC's win at Pocklington Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate backs shine in Pocklington success

The attacking prowess of Harrogate RUFC’s back division guided the Rudding Lane outfit to a 40-20 success on the road at Pocklington in National Three North.

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