SPIRITED CHURCH DOWNED BY GATE
HARROGATE TOWN overcame a spirited Penistone first half performance to progress to the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round.
Josh Falkingham was first to go close for the hosts, curling a first time shot towards goal from just outside the area, but seeing his effort bounce back off the cross bar.
The hosts then rattled the woodwork for the second time of the afternoon as Joe Leesley’s free kick looked to be finding the top corner, but could only agonisingly find the frame of the goal.
Weaver’s side finally found the elusive opener after 57 minutes as Jack Emmett burst into the box and found Terry Kennedy at the back post for an easy finish.
Emmett then turned from provider to scorer as Josh Falkingham unleashed a shot from the edge of the area that looked to take a nick off the midfielder before finding the corner of the net.
Home fans were then treated to a rare Ben Parker goal as the full back met Ryan Fallowfield’s deep cross at the back post to volley home and seal the win.
TIMELY: Terry Kennedy scores the opener for Harrogate