Ray Simpson / 26th September 2018

Harry rescues a point for the Academy

Harry rescues a point for the Academy

Great free kick earns a draw

Harry rescues a point for the Academy!

The Academy lads were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Harrogate Town at Blackwell Meadows this afternoon.

They trailed to a free kick midway through the first half, but Harry Stansfield – who was on the first team bench last Saturday -- salvaged a draw with an excellent free kick into the bottom corner deep into stoppage time.

Head coach Alan White said; “We were the better team, we missed quite a few chances to score.

“Too many players weren’t quite on their game, which is understandable because lads of this age can be inconsistent.

“We conceded a poor goal from a long ball – although their lad took it well – but our lads kept working hard and showed a great attitude. I was pleased with them.

“Harry scored a great equaliser, a lovely curling free kick. There were some very good games from Sanny Lindthep, Adam Lynas and Chris McNab as well.”

The team was: Aaron Burn, Lewis Alderson, Tom Lycett, Abdoulaya Kaba, Adam Lynas (sub Liam Gardiner 46), Harry Stansfield, Elliott Shaw (sub Harry Healy 46), Chris McNab (sub Miguel Nunes 60), Sanny Lingthep, Kieron Dunn, Brandon Morrison.

Subs: Brandon Buckley, Callum Harland


The Academy would also like to thank the fans who turned up for the game and gave them their support.