After Saturday’s disastrous result against fellow strugglers Goole, Harrogate Railway Athletic really need to start winning games again and quickly if they are to beat the drop from the NCEL Premier Division, writes Ian Robinson.
Tuesday night sees them travel the short distance down the A1 to face Garforth Town who, having picked up a decent point at the weekend against Handsworth Parramore, surely have enough points on board to be able to stop looking nervously over their shoulders. Railway Manager Craig Ogilvie clearly has a lot of friends at Garforth but is expecting no favours tomorrow evening, as he told TBG.”We know it’s going to be tough, they have a good side now with players returning from injury along with some good signings who can hurt you, so we’ll have to be at the top of our game if we are to get anything from it.”
“I’m glad Garforth are safe now, I’ve got people down there who I know and it’s a great club in Leeds, always has been, and I always like to see my local teams doing well. Rob has signed some good lads and got them at the right times so he deserves credit too for that I think.”
After suffering seven losses in their last eight games, Craig knows his side has to improve, adding, “we’ve been poor for the last four games and we need to try and raise our game to get back playing how we were before this four game madness.”
“We’re still further ahead than where most put us, as I think most thought we’d be down come the beginning of March! We’re still there in the mix to stay up, so let’s see what happens.”