SPIR­ITED CHURCH DOWNED BY GATE

The Non-League Football Paper - - FA CUP SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING - By Hal Box­hall-Dock­ree

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.

PIC­TURE: Shut­ter­press

TIMELY: Terry Kennedy scores the opener for Harrogate

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