Harrogate Fall Short Against Nuneaton
Danny Glover proved to be a lethal weapon (sorry!) as Nuneaton secure all three points at Wetherby Road.
Read on for Andrew Withey’s account of his visit to Harrogate Town on November 5th 2011.
This was my second visit to the CNG stadium, and to be honest, I didn’t have a clue what to expect. The first time I arrived here just in the nick of time having been caught out by the horrendous traffic in Harrogate, and gambled on Gainsborough Trinity doing most of the attacking…it was a gamble that didn’t pay off. For all but 20 minutes, Harrogate dominated and ran out won 2-1 winners. I ended the day with a soggy camera (it was raining), but also a nice picture of Darryn Stamp doing a flamboyant overhead kick!
This time it was a match-up between two erratic teams…so it was anyone’s guess where the action would be. However I’d heard the recent stats when these two teams played weren’t favourable for Harrogate. So with that in mind I pitched up at the Harrogate end, hoping to see plenty of action from Nuneaton.
And I wasn’t disappointed. After some lively initial exchanges, Nuneaton emerged as the more dangerous of the two sides and it was no surprise when, after Harrogate keeper Ben Wilson flapped at a Nuneaton cross, Guy Hadland put the visitors in front on the stroke of half time.
Harrogate put in a much better performance in the second half, with Paul Brayson hitting the woodwork, and only a superb block kept the same player out front short range later on.
The final word was left with Danny Glover who, after good work from Wesley York, smashed Nuneaton 2-0 up at the death. All in all, a good day for Nuneaton, who climb to 7th while Harrogate drop down to 14th.