Gaffer Greaves is 100 not out

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH - By Craig Phillips

FC UNITED’S player-man­ager Tom Greaves be­came the club’s record goalscorer as his two goals gave his team an un­ex­pected vic­tory over Harrogate Town.

Greaves now tops the Red Rebels’ charts after scor­ing his 99th and 100th goals.

The vis­i­tors edged a close first half and held a one goal lead at the break thanks to Jack Vann’s header.

But the Red Rebels have been re­ju­ve­nated in re­cent weeks and they took the game to their much-fan­cied op­po­nents after the break.

Craig Lind­field lev­elled when his cor­ner kick went through ev­ery­body in the box and found its way in.

Lind­field went close to get­ting a sec­ond but saw his ef­fort turned away for a cor­ner by James Belshaw.

From the cor­ner Greaves lev­elled Rory Pat­ter­son’s record of 99 goals for the club with a typ­i­cal poacher’s header in­side the box.

As the game went into stop­page time Greaves made the record his own with his 100th for the club as the home team coun­tered and the ball was put into the box for Greaves to fire into the roof of the net.

Harrogate’s Si­mon Ainge slot­ted home a 96th minute penalty, but there was no time left to stop Greaves’ resur­gent Red Rebels seal­ing a sev­enth suc­ces­sive home vic­tory.

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