Injured Imps & Harrogate Roll Call
Beneath the Banner of Impdom in bloom, the six foot Sincil soldiers set forth for Harrogate Town, IMPressive numbers will again help our attacking heroes lay siege to the goal of the Foe. Simmo is set to put out the strongest side available and, given the defensive absences it looks like attack will be the best form of defence against a side we could well be playing in the Conference National in 2014-15. A test indeed, but one that is relished by those who wear the red and white stripes on and off the pitch.
The grapevine suggests over 300 Imps are set to travel to Wetherby Road. So what’s occurring, how much is it going to cost and how can we get there?
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Todd Jordan will be out for three weeks after a nasty challenge ended his contribution at United after 20 minutes. Doubts continue over Miller, Brown and Gray (thigh tweaks), with Fairhurst (knock) set for a return. Considering the array of attacking talent available, even 4-2-3-1 cannot accommodate the Imps embarrassment of riches up front.
Rowe, Yussuf, big but not so bad Bohan and Alan Power cannot wait for the games to come round, in order to keep their scoring runs going. The camaraderie in the dressing room is on a par with the days of KA & Simmo, when optimism and rebirth catapulted a club and City but a fivers breadth from promotion as perennially as peacocks strut. There are no cliques or badge kissers in this squad, everyone genuinely feels part of things and wants to put the club on the map every time they go on the pitch, be it a friendly or competitive fixture.
Harrogate will be no push-overs with a budget not a million miles from our own. They want a scalp after a 0-0 with Barnsley, but the Imps will want to put on a show for the 300 plus set to travel. That is fantastic support considering the economic climate and the time of year.
Harrogate had Matt Bloomer, Peter Bore, Colin Larkin, Paul Bolland and two from Bradford City on their books last season, finishing 6th in the Conference North, just outside the play-offs. Town also beat Torquay to progress to the second round of the FA Cup
The club has invested heavily again this term, including goal machine Tommy Wright, who joined from Tamworth in June. Inspirational Lee Franks and Ashley Worsfield have arrived from Alfreton for undisclosed fees, whilst their team-mate Anton Brown came on a free. Chris Hall has arrived from Stalybridge Celtic and Craig Nelthorpe from Gainsborough.
Town play at the scenic Wetherby Road Stadium, capacity 3800, with 500 seats and averaged a credible 434 last season.
Under 18′s £3
Please note that for Students, Seniors and Under 18′s – proof of age will be required when purchasing/collecting tickets.
SATNAV or GOOGLE MAPS – CNG Stadium Wetherby Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 7SA
Leave the A1(M) at Junction 47 and take the A59 towards Knaresborough. Then take the A658 towards Bradford/Harrogate. At the second roundabout turn right onto the A661 towards Harrogate. You will pass a Sainsburys and then after the lights with the Woodlands pub on one corner, then the entrance to the ground is a just a bit further down on the right.