Now Weaver Has Designs On Winning Back Top Spot

Simon Weaver told his players not to miss the opportunity to return to the top of the National League North on Tuesday after the title race was blown wide up.

Harrogate slipped eight points behind leaders Salford City in December but all of a sudden things have changed.

The Ammies’ form has dipped while Town have built momentum. Saturday’s 1-0 win at Chorley was achieved with the youngest side the club have fielded since 2014.

Weaver knows his team will return to the top if they win at Nuneaton in midweek.

“We will be fully focused on Tuesday night, there’s no question of that. The players will be ready and we want to go back to the top of the league,” the manager told the club’s HTTV.

“We knew we would have to dig in and we did that. The lads did a job and they were superb in the second half.

“Its a fantastic three points away from home, whenever you come to Chorley you know it’s going to be a difficult game.

“They are a team full of experienced players and I had my youngest team out I have probably had for three or four years.

“I’m really, really proud of them for how they played.”

Weaver praised his players for sticking to the game plan.

“We knew what we have to do,” he added. “We had to be stubborn, win the second balls and not conceded cheap free-kicks.

“We had our roles and we had to stick to them, and to be fair to the lads we did - rigidly.

“The fitness levels in the last half hour were great. That’s when we come into our own.”

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