HARROGATE Town are one game away from promotion to the National League.

Tomorrow, Harrogate host Brackley Town in the National League North play-off final at the CNG Stadium (3pm) in a battle between National League North's second and third-placed teams.

As if to emphasise the closeness of the promotion-decider, there has been nothing to choose between the teams in around 170 minutes of normal time in their previous league encounters this term.

The September meeting at Harrogate – when the sides occupied the top two spots in the division – ended in a 1-1 draw as Joe Leesley's ninth-minute finish cancelled out Aaron Williams' third-minute opener while March saw the two play out a goalless stalemate.

After that, Harrogate scored 15 goals in their remaining six games to pick up 12 points – with the tally they missed out on being that which would potentially have taken them to the top of the table.

Brackley had a slightly busier schedule, having to fit in eight fixtures in which they also claimed four wins and no draws, notching 11 goals.

They seemed to have a liking to playing away from their St James' Park home too, with three-quarters of those wins coming on their travels.

The Saints exacted revenge on one of the sides they suffered home defeat against, Bradford Park Avenue, in the play-off semi-final with a 1-0 win.

As it happens, both sides triumphed late on at the last-four stage as Dom Knowles struck his second of the day in the 94th minute to complete Harrogate's 2-1 comeback against Chorley, while Brackley left it until the second period of extra-time to squeeze past Avenue.

The Brackley keeper took most of the plaudits for keeping his side in contention in normal time before Williams tucked away the rebound from his 111th-minute strike.