A very warm Bootiful Game welcome to Harrogate Railway Athletic Manager Craig Ogilvie, who hasn’t had the easiest of starts to his period of tenure at Station View-but he admitted that a point each was just about right after his side’s 1-1 draw with Bridlington Town in Starbeck yesterday, a result which leaves Rail 19th and the Seasiders 15th in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division, writes Colin Muncie.
After a goalless first half, Marcus Day gave the home side the advantage after 50 minutes, but Andy Norfolk levelled for the visitors with a quarter of an hour left . A crowd of 80 saw the game.
Craig told the Bootiful Game that he’d been particularly impressed by his side’s appetite for the contest. “It was probably a game where both sides feel like they should have won -but I think on reflection a draw was more than a fair result”, he told us. “Our work rate today is what I’m most happy about. All the lads really put a shift in today and they’ve got their reward. We handed a debut to Marcus today and he delivered by scoring our goal -but he worked tirelessly all game -and that’s just as important. Our back four was good, the midfield all ran relentlessly and our goalkeeper stepped up to save the penalty at 1-1 -so a really positive day all round”
Craig now has a week to prepare for another difficult away trip “An extremely tough game next week away against Handsworth” he noted “but -as always- we have nothing to lose and we’ll prepare as we do for all our games.”
Main photograph by Caught Light Photography