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Harrogate Railway Athletic FC
Glasshoughton Welfare FC
Tue 24 Jan 19:45 - Cup Full time Attendance 39

Rail Progress in the NCEL League Cup

Not our best performance says Railway Player/Manager Paul Beesley but I'll take the win

Harrogate Railway were pushed for the full 90 minutes by a dogged Glasshoughton Welfare at Station View on Tuesday night.
They limited the play of the Rail by playing at a high tempo, closing down fast and tight. Rail struggled to get going until Lewis Riley lifted the ball into the box from the left, eluding everyone and hitting the far post to bounce back to Dave Brown to tap home on 21 minutes.
Rail relaxed after the goal and were duly punished as Horbury was allowed to run through from his own half and slide the ball past the advancing Wrigglesworth to equalise on 29 minutes.
Rail were back in front by half time as the rejuvenated Greg Kidd was first to react and score off a parred shot from Railways Brown. 2-1 HT

Second half saw Rail make an early Sub as the suffering Sam Denton had to make way for Under 17s play maker James Whitley on 51 minutes.
A minute later and we were 3-1 up with Greg Kidd turning provider with a great ball into the feet of Bromley who turns shoots and scores. 52 minutes 3-1.
Glasshoughton continued to work hard but lacked that final touch in front of goal. Rail running out worthy winners and into the last 8 of the cup.
Couple of plus points from the evening Greg Kidd with a Man of the Match performance after coming back from a 3 month injury lay off. Starting in midfield and finishing the game at left back with a strong performance and a rare goal.
Another plus was seeing Assistant Manager Liam Ormsby in a Rail shirt for the first time as he continues to make progress after a horrible ankle injury in preseason.

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