Harrogate Town up to second place in National North with Stalybridge win

Town boss Simon Weaver

Town boss Simon Weaver

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Stalybridge Celtic 0-1 Harrogate Town

Harrogate Town have leapfrogged promotion rivals North Ferriby United and AFC Fylde after beating Stalybridge Celtic 1-0 at Bower Fold.

Danny Ellis, right, scored Town's winner

Danny Ellis, right, scored Town's winner

Town captain Danny Elis got the game's only goal on the stroke of half-time as he lashed in Paul Clayton's goalbound header from three yards.

Simon Weaver's men are now just four points off National League North leaders Solihull Moors with 14 matches remaining.

North Ferriby scored a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at Hednesford Town, while ten man AFC Fylde lost 3-1 against Lowestoft Town.

Meanwhile, Town have extended the loan deal of Lincoln City defender Nat Brown for another month.

The National League North tabl

The National League North tabl

Brown started against Stalybridge alongside Ellis but pulled up injured in the first half and was substituted for Dave McGurk.