Harrogate see off Notts County on ascension day for manager WeaverThe Guardian

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Harrogate Town 3-1 Notts County

Thomson 5, Hall 28, Diamond 70; Roberts 46

A full year since the National League began, it has finally been settled. Harrogate have reached the Football League for the first time in their history with a magnificent win over Notts County completing a fine performance under the greatest pressure.

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Even as empty seats surrounded the pitch for as far as the players could see, it was difficult not to feel the size of the occasion as the two teams took their places at Wembley. They could not have arrived at this moment under more contrasting circumstances. For Harrogate, a minuscule family-run club who have only been professional since 2017, this was the culmination of an arduous ascent up the leagues. County, meanwhile, have such a long and distinguished history that they were simply playing for a return to where they feel they belong.

Continue reading…Harrogate Town 3-1 Notts CountyThomson 5, Hall 28, Diamond 70; Roberts 46A full year since the National League began, it has finally been settled. Harrogate have reached the Football League for the first time in their history with a magnificent win over Notts County completing a fine performance under the greatest pressure.Even as empty seats surrounded the pitch for as far as the players could see, it was difficult not to feel the size of the occasion as the two teams took their places at Wembley. They could not have arrived at this moment under more contrasting circumstances. For Harrogate, a minuscule family-run club who have only been professional since 2017, this was the culmination of an arduous ascent up the leagues. County, meanwhile, have such a long and distinguished history that they were simply playing for a return to where they feel they belong. Continue reading…Read More


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