Ten man Railway hold on for first win

Luke McCrum scored the decisive second goal for Harrogate Railway

Harrogate Railway won for the first time under new manager Des Macorison after holding onto a 2-1 lead at Armthorpe Welfare with ten men for an hour.

It has certainly been a positive start for Macorison as the Rail’ have four points from two Toolstation NCEL Division One games.

Having taken an early lead from captain Joe Jagger’s penalty, the Rail’s James Heeley was sent off for his clip on a through Liam Radford.

Somehow with ten men, Railway doubled their lead straightaway Luke McCrum leapt to head home. A Radford penalty put Armthorpe on course for comeback. However, the visitors held on.

Omar Habeeb got the last minute equaliser as Campion rescued a draw for the second consecutive league draw.

Campion scored late at Harrogate Railway on the opening day and last night, the Bradford-based side came from 2-0 down at home to Brigg Town. Adam Shaw pulled them back into it before Habeeb became the hero with a scrambled goal from inside the six-yard-box.

Worsbrough Bridge were losing 4-0 to Hallam when the floodlights went out. A long delay followed and the match was abandoned.

Both Penistone Church and Nostell Miners Welfare exited the FA Cup after their Extra Preliminary Round defeats.

Church lost 5-2 at home to Skelmersdale, while Nostell were beaten 5-1 at Stockton Town.

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