Harrogate Town News

Tamworth Preview

After last weekend’s 6-0 win over FC United of Manchester propelled Town to the top of the league, Simon Weaver’s side travel to Tamworth on Saturday aiming to strengthen their grip on top spot.

The Lambs have been under the stewardship of Mike Fowler since former Boss Andy Morrell was sacked in early February, but have yet to win under their new Caretaker Manager.

In fact, Saturday’s opponents have not tasted victory in ten matches in all competitions but know a win over Town could see the side who sit just four points from safety leapfrog as many as three teams.

Tamworth fans have not been used to battles at the bottom of the table having finished no lower than ninth each season since relegation from the National League in 2013/14, often getting the better of Town during that time.

Harrogate’s 3-0 win at The CNG Stadium earlier this season was the first time Town have come out on top since 2007; and in ten attempts.

Weaver’s side will be full of confidence going into the latest meeting though, having won their previous six National League North matches; scoring ten in the last two.

Fowler’s side sit at the other side of the form table with no team collecting fewer points in the last ten league matches, though only one defeat in six at The Lamb Ground give home supporters plenty of cause for optimism.

Town have never won against Tamworth at The Lamb Ground, though Saturday’s opponents 3G Pitch will provide some home comforts for Weaver’s side.

One player who will feel at home is goalkeeper James Belshaw who spent three seasons at Tamworth before signing for Town in the Summer.

Last season’s trip ended in a 3-2 win for Belshaw’s former team, whose 4-3 win at The CNG Stadium was the only ever away victory when the sides have met.

Town have no new injury concerns ahead of the contest and, if selected, both George Thomson and Warren Burrell could make their 40th appearances of the season.