Har­ro­gate re­main the team to catch

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

NA­TIONAL LEAGUE: Har­ro­gate Town are still top of the ta­ble af­ter fight­ing back from a goal down to edge out Ha­vant & Water­looville 3-2.

Just six min­utes were on the clock when the hosts found them­selves be­hind.

Vis­it­ing left-winger Josh Hug­gins nod­ded on for the un­marked Nicke Kabamba, who for­wards be­fore fir­ing into the bot­tom cor­ner.

Si­mon Weaver’s side, how­ever, got back on level terms a lit­tle over five min­utes later when, af­ter Joe Leesley’s de­light­ful cross into the area found Cal­lum Howe to power home a header.

A fast start to the sec­ond pe­riod then saw the hosts take charge of pro­ceed­ings with Ge­orge Thom­son’s 52nd­minute cor­ner cre­at­ing havoc in the vis­i­tors’ box be­fore the ball even­tu­ally fell for Do­minic Knowles to force home at the back post.

Five min­utes later, Knowles danced past a Hawks de­fender and into the box be­fore pulling back from the right towards the penalty spot where the wait­ing Jack Mul­doon squeezed a shot through goal­keeper Ryan Young.

Town gifted their vis­i­tors a way back into the con­test when Lloyd Kerry lost pos­ses­sion in­side his own box and the ball broke for Kabamba to lift del­i­cately over James Belshaw.

But the hosts’ held on for a third straight win, tak­ing their un­beaten start to 10 games.

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