Fraser Lancaster was Harrogate Railway’s hero as his header in the 3-2 win over Brigg Town at Station View ended a run of eight Toolstation NCEL Division One straight defeats.
Luck has deserted Railway recently, with a combination of poor performances and bad refereeing to blame for results.
It was far from plain-sailing for Des Macorison’s men against Brigg.
Ryan Caulfield’s cross was met by the head of Paddy Sykes and Railway were on the march. They then had a penalty awarded, but then overturned after the assistant referee intervened.
To add fuel to the fire, Brigg equalised and in the third minute of first half injury-time, a penalty put them in front.
But Railway were never-say-die as ten minutes into the second half, Sykes levelled it with a tap-in.
Railway won it when young Kieran Greenway’s free kick was met by Lancaster who had leapt like a salmon to become his side’s saviour.
Hall Road Rangers narrowly lost 2-1 at Skegness Town. Charlie Birley got Hall Road’s goal.
North Ferriby completed the double over East Hull in a 3-1 win, with Tom Corner, Eddy Birch and Danny Emerton scoring.