Weaver’s praise for feisty Town

hsb  Harrogate Town v Gloucester City. Number 10 celebrates his hat-trick  110326M6f.
hsb Harrogate Town v Gloucester City. Number 10 celebrates his hat-trick 110326M6f.

THREE straight clean sheets and six games unbeaten.

But Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver doesn’t want the run to stop there.

Instead he’s demanding more of the same from his in-form side.

The Wetherby Roaders enter April slap bang in the middle of a late purple patch.

Saturday’s impressive 3-0 victory over Gloucester City, coupled with Tuesday’s 0-0 draw against league leaders AFC Telford, has instilled a sense of belief in the home troops according to their leader.

Next on the agenda is Stafford Rangers away tomorrow (3pm).

“The aim is to go the whole month unbeaten,” said Weaver.

“Why not?

“On paper every game is winnable but Stafford won’t be easy. But we’ll travel down there confident.”

A magnificent Chib Chilaka hat-trick proved the difference for Town at home to Gloucester.

The big hit-man signed off his short loan in style before returning to Bradford City.

Weaver thanked the youngster for his effort and has opened the door for a return in the future. “He was superb,” he said. “I think he’s been sensational in the last five games. It’s given him a bit of confidence. He went back to Bradford and scored two for their reserves mid-week and could have had a third by all accounts.

“I texted Peter Jackson and told him he’s done well for us. And I said to David Wetherall if he does want to come back then he’s always got a home here.”

Meanwhile Weaver could only praise his men for holding free wheeling Telford on Tuesday night.

Town started brightly. Telford ‘keeper Stuart Whitehead had to be at his best to block a close range effort from Gary King.

King threatened again soon after with a header from a free-kick after 15 minutes.

The away side looked dangerous and wasted a great chance when Andy Brown headed straight at Mark Cook from a Greg Mills corner.

Town were left with a mountain to climb in the second half when King was given a straight red for a two-footed challenge on Stuart Whitehead, but they held on.

Weaver believes all his side deserved a pat on the back after a job well done.

“I had goosebumps in the changing room when I looked how tired they were, that’s the effort they put in,” continued Weaver.

“They are simply radiating confidence and belief.”