Harrogate Town’s promotion credentials face test from Altrincham

York Press: Harrogate Town’s promotion credentials face test from high-flying foes Harrogate Town’s promotion credentials face test from high-flying foes

BUOYED by a midweek cup conquest, Harrogate Town host Altrincham, who will test potential promotion play-off credentials.

Altrincham lie third in Conference North and provide the sort of opposition Town need to beat to underline their own push for success.

Manager Simon Weaver’s men showed they had ample spirit when they countered from a goal down to beat Halifax Town and seal a place in the last four of the West Riding County Cup in midweek.

Within the opening ten minutes Halifax went in front through Joe Ironside, a striker on loan from Sheffield United.

But Ashley Worsfold levelled on the hour mark, and his replacement, Chris Hall, bagged Harrogate’s winner eight minutes from time.

Harrogate Railway Athletic head for Salford City, who are three places but only one point behind them in the Evo-Stik League first division north.

Mid-table Scarborough Athletic are on home duty against a Kidsgrove Athletic outfit languishing near the foot of the first division south.

The Seadogs will want to quickly wipe from their memory banks their midweek 2-0 defeat to lowly Brigg Town in the Doodson Sport League Cup. Boro were beaten by a quick-fire double just after the half-hour mark from Jordan Thewlis and Liam Dickens.

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