Published — 30 July, 2020

“We’re with you”: MP’s message to Harrogate Town.


Harrogate MP Andrew Jones has joined well-wishers from across the community cheering on Harrogate Town for its playoff final on Sunday against Notts County. The match could see our local team promoted into English Football League 2 (EFL2), the first rung of the Football League, for the first time in its history.

Mr Jones said: “Excitement is building ahead of the match and I know the team can do it. I emailed Garry Plant, the Club’s Managing Director before last Saturday’s match to wish manager Simon Weaver and the team luck in their bid to go to Wembley this weekend.

“Despite not having played a game in nearly 150 days the team did us proud and secured their place with a stunning 1-0 win over Boreham Wood.

“Even though we can’t be there in person, I will be joining many thousands cheering our team on for their Wembley showdown on Sunday. I wish them every success, they have done really well all season and now the huge prize is so near. The hallmarks of Town are great spirit and determination, high skills developed further in training, top management and support. This Club and this team are going places.

“I can’t wait to see the team back in Harrogate as part of EFL2.”


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