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Harrogate Town 3 Worcester City 1
Updated 4:54pm Saturday 16th February 2013 in Blue Square Conference North Table & Results By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
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- Harrogate Town v Worcester City
- City aiming for a fourth win in a row away from home.
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- 25 mins: Beesley 1-0
- 39 mins: Chilaka 2-0
- 43 mins: Beesley 3-0
- 85 mins: Edwards 3-1
City's three-match unbeaten away run comes to an end at Harrogate Town.
Time to see what assistant manager Matt Gardiner thinks.
Symons tries a shot on the turn but it's blocked and rolls through to the keeper.
Edwards delivers but Jacob Rowe catches Samuels with a high boot.
Three minutes to go and City have a corner.
The 90 minutes are up.
Coming up to one minute to go. Too little too late from the visitors.
City (85 mins): Thorley floats a free-kick into the box and Edwards drills the loose ball into the net.
Lee Elam gets into the box and sends a shot inches past the far post.
Free-kick from Bolder is over the bar and was never troubling Thompson.
From the flag-kick, Symons plants the ball on top of the changing rooms behind the goal.
Volley from Glover is well pushed past the post by MacGillivray.
Woods squares the ball to Knowles in the box but Thompson does well to smother his effort. That looked certain to be a fourth.
Knowles lays the ball off to Bolder and he blazes over the bar and into the car park.
SUB. City (76 mins): Danny Edwards replaces Matt Breeze.
City offering little in terms of finding a way back into this match.
SUB. Harrogate (73 mins): Michael Woods comes on for Chib Chilaka.
Harrogate (71 mins): Alan White for foul on Symons.
Fingertip save from Thompson to deny Knowles.
City (68 mins): Glover for dissent.
SUB. City (67 mins): Mike Symons replaces Charlie Reece.
Mike Symons getting ready to come on for Worcester.
Free-kick from Merris on the left is met by Adam Nowakowski and he heads over.
Firm strike from Reece is straight into the midriff of MacGillivray.
Attendance is 412.
Reece caught offside from Rob Elvins through ball. If City are going to get back into this they need to score soon.
Thompson saves from Knowles. The hosts are close to a fourth.
Breeze sends Glover forward but MacGillivray comes out and takes the ball off his toe.
Considering the pitch, Harrogate are playing some good stuff.
Some Harrogate fans have just wandered in for free. Well, if they will leave gates open.
Back pass almost catches out Harrogate keeper but Glover can't take advantage.
With Carl Heeley absent as his wife is expecting their first child, Matt Gardiner will be hoping to inspire City to a comeback.
Half-time subs. Lee Elam replaces Paul Beesley for Harrogate, while Michael Taylor makes way for Greg Mills for City.
City are shell shocked. Can they hit back?
Cross from Samuels headed away by Whitehead.
Harrogate (43 mins): Samuels gets the ball to Beesley and he fires the ball past Thompson from an acute angle.
Harrogate (39 mins): Lee Ayres gets in a mix at the back and the ball bounces for Chilaka to fire into bottom corner.
Corner from Thorley is powered away by the head of Chilaka.
Harrogate (37 mins): Adam Bolder for foul on Ellis Deeney.
Glover shot on the turn is well saved by Craig MacGillivray.
Corner from Thorley flicks off Glover and away.
White gets a lecture for his part in a mass melee.
Charlie Reece drive is blocked by Alan White.
Harrogate (25 mins): Shot from Knowles is blocked but Paul Beesley curls the loose ball past Thompson.
Shot from Adam Bolder is straight at Thompson.
Not a great game so far.
City (14 mins): Lee Ayres, possibly for dissent.
Chib Chilaka heads wide but the offside flag is already up.
Pitch cutting up, passing difficult. Anyone for beach football?
Thompson smothers at the feet of Knowles to avert another home attack.
Dave Merris dispossessed by Matt Breeze but Danny Forrest blocks.
Shot from Dominic Knowles is saved by Glyn Thompson and the rebound cleared.
City in all green today.
Harrogate have a corner. Dave Merris with it, cleared by Jacob Rowe.
Horrible burning smell in press box is identified as fan heater that hasn't been used for two months. Emergency over.
Harrogate team includes former Worcester player Dwayen Samuels.
The game is only on following a lengthy inspection. Both teams were happy to play and City didn't want a wasted journey.
RT @stevecarleyWN: Harrogate pitch is the worst I have ever seen at this level. Game only just on. http://t.co/iJ9oUXC5— @GolazodelGringo 16 February 2013
The game has passed a late pitch inspection but only just.
Stuart Whitehead returns to the team in place of Tyler Weir while Greg Mills is only fit enough for the bench.
Harrogate Town: MacGillivray, Samuels, Merris, Bolder, White, Killock, Nowakowski, Beesley, Chilaka, Knowles, Forrest. Subs: Elam, Bollan, Bloomer, Dean, Woods.
Worcester City: Thompson, Rowe, Deeney, Thorley, Whitehead, Ayres, Reece, Elvins, Taylor, Glover, Breeze. Subs: Symkns, Mills, Weir, Edwards, Sargeant.
Referee: Gary Beswick (County Durham).
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