Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Overall #169

Harrogate V Workington Saturday 24th March 2012

Wetherby Road

Harrogate V Workington (8)

Harrogate Town Football Club is an English semi-professional football club based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The club was founded in 1914 and currently competes in the Conference North division of the Football Conference.
The club was founded as Harrogate AFC in 1914. Previously the town of Harrogate had tried to put together a football team as far back as 1907 but nothing emerged until 1914. They were entered into the Northern League upon their year of founding, and were set to play their home fixtures at the County Ground. However, due to World War I all fixtures were postponed.
After World War I ended, a meeting was held around the idea of putting the club back together. A man named Robert Ackrill Breare instigated this, and he later became the Secretary of the club. Harrogate were entered into the West Riding League. Harrogate AFC finally played in their first competitive fixture on 30 August 1919 at Starbeck Lane Ground against Horsforth FC. They won the game 1–0. The club play at Wetherby Road, also known as the CNG Stadium for sponsorship purposes. Opened on 28 August 1920, it has a capacity of 3,800 of which 500 is seated Me and my son made our way down from Carlisle over the A66 and down the A1 before arriving into Harrogate after Lunch. We visited the RHS at Harlow_Carr and spent a few hours their before heading into the town centre for lunch at the The-winter-gardens in the centre, before a quick trip to Valley park for my son to run around for half hour. We headed up to the ground around 2 and after parking a few streets away wandered up to the ground.
Harrogate V Workington (10)

Again I was unable to purchase a programme

the game was entertaining and controversial Boosted by the Loan Signings of Jordan_Connerton from Crewe  and Mark Beck from Carlisle United Workington Reds started the brighter and on eight minutes Harrogate’s Richard Pell headed Anthony Wright’s free kick for a corner from the resulting corner Town defence cleared as far as Phil McLuckie who promptly volleyed in past Mark Cook from thirty yards.the game itself went dull from then on as Workington tried to hold the lead but came to life when former Carlisle united player Jonny Allan replaced Turl on the hour for Harrogate he was then was red carded after a tussle with Kyle May who appeared to make a back for him,while keeper Taylor amazingly only received a yellow for retaliation.

Workington could have snatched another goal towards the end as Harrogate pushed for a leveller Workington began counter attacking the 10 men and we unlucky not to get a second on a couple of occasions but they held on.with both teams down at the bottom this was a vital win for the Reds of Workington

Harrogate V Workington (15)

Division Blue Square North

Ticket Price £10

Programme 0 (sold out)

Parking £0

Attendance 430

Score 0-1


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