Defensive resolve hailed by Weaver
NATIONAL LEAGUE: Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver praised his side’s defensive showing as they recorded a fourth successive away victory.
They beat Ebbsfleet United 2-0, meaning they remain unbeaten in eight fixtures on the road this season and stay third, just a point off top spot.
Callum Howe and Aaron Williams netted Harrogate’s goals, and they denied their hosts a shot on target until stoppage-time.
“It was a really impressive performance from the defenders in terms of their concentration,” said Weaver.
“I thought the back-line were terrific, but you could see that both widemen were tracking back and doubling up, and from all sections you could see 100 per cent commitment.”
Harrogate took the lead after 30 minutes, centre-half Howe heading home Joe Leesley’s corner to register his fifth goal of the season. Williams wrapped things up in the 72nd minute after racing on to George Thomson’s through-ball.