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Match Report

Parkgate 0 Harrogate Town 1

Jordan Thewlis claimed the only goal of the game as Town warmed up for Saturday’s clash with Hartlepool with a win at Parkgate.

Just as in the behind closed doors friendly against Leeds United, Simon Weaver named two different line-ups for each half, but was forced into replacing Liam Agnew with Warren Burrell early on due to injury.

The first 45 saw plenty of possession for the visitors, though chances were few and far between with new signing George Thomson repeatedly trying his luck from difficult angles.

Ryan Fallowfield almost crafted the opener for Simon Ainge of the stroke of half time, but last season’s top scorer was denied by some close marking.

Thirteen minutes after the restart Thewlis put his side ahead as, moments after Parkgate’s stopper had saved Ben Middleton’s header from point blank range, the striker applied the finishing touch to a slick move.

Thewlis will have felt incredibly unlucky to have not seen his name on the score sheet more than once with only a piece of fine goalkeeping preventing his effort bound for the top corner from making it 2-0.

Parkgate’s keeper repeated the feat in the dying stages when Rob Worrall had thread through Thewlis, who looked to have slid the ball into the bottom corner, only to be denied by an outstretched glove that ensured the score line remained at one.

First Half XI: Belshaw, Fallowfield, O’Hanlon, Gooda, Kennedy, Falkingham, Thomson, Agnew (Burrell 17), Ainge, Knowles, Trialist

Second Half XI: Hallwood, Lees, Parker, Middleton, Burrell, Day, Emmett, Worrall, McIntosh, Thewlis, Leesley

Match Result
Parkgate FC
Parkgate FC
0
Town
Town
Thewlis 58
1
Roundwood Sports Complex
7:30PM Wednesday 12 July 2017
Attendance 0
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