Danby: Harrogate Railway on track for a strong finish

EVO STIK FIRST DIVISION NORTH consolidation and cup glory are on Harrogate Railway manager Nigel Danby's timetable for the second half of the campaign.

After a disappointing opening two months to the season, Danby and his assistant Mick Norbury have steered Railway in the right direction and look set for a good finish to the year.

Railway welcome AFC Fylde to Station View tomorrow and while expecting a tough test, Danby is adopting a fear no-one approach as he plots to achieve success at Railway.

"Fylde are a good side and they got a good draw away at Chester on Wednesday night," he said.

"But, we're not worried about them – we have gone 15 games with only one defeat.

"We're now halfway through the season and the aim is just to finish as high as we can.We're mid-table at the minute and it would be nice to finish higher.

"We're also still in the President's Cup and the West Riding Cup and we're hoping to go far in them because it's always nice to win a cup."

Absence

Railway's glorious unbeaten league run came to a shuddering halt on Tuesday night when Skelmersdale won 4-2 at Station View.

Danby had no complaints, but rued the absence of his key striker, Jon Maloney.

"They were the better side," he said.

"But, we did start well and should have had a few goals in the first 10 minutes.

"However, individual errors cost us and we did miss Jon Maloney.

"He's a big player for us and is our leading scorer, but he had taken a

knock last Saturday, so he missed out."

Elsewhere, Garforth Town are at Lancaster City, Steve Nicholson's Wakefield head to Chester and Ossett Albion entertain Prescot Cables.

Meanwhile, struggling Ossett Town travel to Marine in the Premier Division, Bradford Park Avenue face Colwyn Bay at Horsfall, Frickley Athletic make the journey to Ashton United and Whitby Town welcome Buxton.

In the South, Goole host Romulus.

Stuart Dallas.

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