Bank Holiday double will be big test, says Simon Weaver

Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver.

Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver.

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Simon Weaver says Harrogate Town are banking on adaptability to cope with the demands of two fixtures in the space of 48 hours over the weekend, writes ED WHITE.

Town entertain Nuneaton Town tomorrow in the National League North before heading for a Yorkshire derby at recently relegated FC Halifax Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

Weaver said: “We have had a look at both teams and know how they line up.

“It’s going to be two totally different football philosophies but two where it will be a great test for us. It will be a bit of a marker for where we are as a team.”

One player Weaver won’t be able to call upon is Andy Gascoigne following his one-month loan move to Frickley Athletic.

Elsewhere tomorrow, Bradford Park Avenue – who lost late on to Harrogate Town last weekend – play at Tamworth, while second-placed FC Halifax Town travel to league leaders AFC Fylde.

In the Evo-Stik League Premier Division, rock-bottom Frickley will be looking to chalk up their first points of the season when they host Mickleover Sports tomorrow.

In First Division North, early table-toppers Farsley Celtic entertain Kendal Town and former Farsley full-back Michael Aspin is set to miss the game as he recovers from injury. The home side look to welcome back defender Adam Clayton who missed the 6-0 FA Cup victory over Congletonthrough injury.

Elsewhere, Tadcaster Albion travel to Mossley and Brighouse Town play host to Clitheroe. Ossett Town travel to secon-placed Trafford, while neighbours Ossett Albion host Bamber Bridge. Elsewhere, Scarborough Athletic are at home to Colwyn Bay and basement side Goole AFC travel to play Hyde United.

In the Northern Counties East Premier Division fifth-placed Liversedge host Rainworth Miners Welfare, Hemsworth MW travel to third-placed Clipstone and Garforth Town play at Cleethorpes Town.

Harrogate Railway play at home to next-to-bottom Staveley MW, Pickering Town play at Parkgate and Bridlington Town travel to Handsworth Parramore.

In Division One, Glasshoughton Welfare entertain Yorkshire Amateur, Selby Town play host to Knaresborough Town, Nostell MW are at home to Teversal.

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