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Harrogate Town: 10 things

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Tue 25 Dec 2018
Posted in First Team

Boxing Day sees FC Halifax Town make the trip to North Yorkshire for a festive fixture against Harrogate Town.

With that being the case, we have compiled a list of ten things you might not have known about Wednesday’s opponents.

  1. Harrogate Town were formed in 1914, with the club originally being named Harrogate AFC.
  2. The club’s first competitive fixture was a home game against Horsforth. The game finished 1-0 to Harrogate.
  3. Wetherby Road is the current home of Harrogate. Opened on the 28th of August 1920, the ground has an official capacity of 4,000.
  4. Simon Weaver is Harrogate’s current manager. He took over on the 20th of May 2009.
  5. There is a father-son partnership between the chairman and the manager, as Simon Weaver’s dad Irving owns the club.
  6. Last season, Harrogate finished second in the Vanarama National League North, beating Brackley 3-0 at home in the playoff final.
  7. Former Halifax striker Danny Holland is Harrogate’s all-time top league goal scorer. He managed to score 72 league goals for the club.
  8. Dave Merris currently holds the record for the most league appearances made by a Harrogate player, as he managed to make 303 league appearances.
  9. The 5th of April 1969 saw Harrogate record their largest ever victory, as they managed to beat Micklefield 13-0.
  10. Former Leeds United and England midfielder David Batty has previously served on the Harrogate board in the role of vice-president.

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