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Match Reports

March 2019

Sat 9 Mar, 15:00, League
Alnwick vs Harrogate

Alnwick vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

For the second time this season, Harrogate experienced a scoreless first half but, this time, they took control after the interval and rattled in 4 tries in half an hour to earn a bonus point.

Sat 2 Mar, 15:00, League
Harrogate vs Vale of Lune

Harrogate vs Vale of Lune

By Peter Kitching

This result almost certainly ensures Vale’s relegation. Harrogate scored their bonus point winning fourth try in the tenth minute and the half time score was 43-7.

February 2019

Sat 16 Feb, 14:15, League
Kirby Lonsdale vs Harrogate

Kirby Lonsdale vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

During a competitive first half, Harrogate’s superior skill and strength gradually manifested itself to put them 12-14 ahead at the interval.

Sat 9 Feb, 14:00, League
Harrogate vs Kendal

Harrogate vs Kendal

By Peter Kitching

This was a dogged and determined effort from Kendal but the superior skills and speed shown by Harrogate provided a 38 - 0 victory for Harrogate which could have been doubled but for Kendal’s robust resistance.

January 2019

Sat 26 Jan, 15:00, League
Wilmslow vs Harrogate

Wilmslow vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

A vastly superior Harrogate side raced into a 0-42 half time lead.

Sat 19 Jan, 14:00, League
Harrogate vs Blaydon

Harrogate vs Blaydon

By Peter Kitching

Second placed Blaydon were completely outplayed by a rampant Harrogate team.

Sat 12 Jan, 14:15, League
Wirral vs Harrogate

Wirral vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

This was a strange match. Wirral won the toss and elected to play the first half into the teeth of howling gale.

Sat 5 Jan, 14:00, League
Harrogate vs Rossendale

Harrogate vs Rossendale

By Peter Kitching

In a hugely entertaining match where the lead changed 6 times, the result was in doubt till well in injury time.

December 2018

Sat 15 Dec, 14:15, League
Billingham vs  Harrogate

Billingham vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

A succession of injury cry-offs led to Harrogate travelling to second placed Billingham with a much changed team.

Sat 8 Dec, 14:15, League
 Ilkley vs Harrogate

Ilkley vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

The match started in poor weather conditions which steadily worsened throughout.

Sat 1 Dec, 14:00, League
Harrogate vs Lymm

Harrogate vs Lymm

By Peter Kitching

Harrogate played to their strengths and ran out reasonably comfortable winners against a more than competent Lymm side.

November 2018

Sat 24 Nov, 14:15, League
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Hull vs Harrogate

Hull vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

This high quality, exciting match, which was excellently refereed, was a tremendous advertisement for Level 5 rugby.

Sat 17 Nov, 14:00, League
Harrogate vs Alnwick

Harrogate vs Alnwick

By Peter Kitching

Although this was an old fashioned, low scoring tight game, the result was in doubt till the end.

Sat 3 Nov, 14:15, League
Vale of Lune vs Harrogate

Vale of Lune vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

With a gale force wind behind them, Vale had established a 35-17 lead by half time.

October 2018

Sat 27 Oct, 15:00, League
Harrogate vs Kirkby Lonsdale

Harrogate vs Kirkby Lonsdale

By Peter Kitching

A prop/hooker injury crisis led to Harrogate having to field an understrength front row and this was compounded by 2 further prop injuries before half time.

Sat 20 Oct, 15:00, League
Kendal vs Harrogate

Kendal vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

Belying their League position, Kendal’s well drilled defence gave Harrogate a serious challenge for much of the match.

Sat 13 Oct, 15:00, League
Harrogate vs Wilmslow

Harrogate vs Wilmslow

By Peter Kitching

Wilmslow kicked off against a strong wind, Harrogate knocked on and this kick-started a terrible first half performance from the hosts.

September 2018

Sat 29 Sep, 15:00, League
Blaydon vs Harrogate

Blaydon vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

As this week’s list of injuries mounted, Harrogate would probably have settled for 2 losing bonus points today.

Sat 22 Sep, 15:00, League
Harrogate vs Wirral

Harrogate vs Wirral

By Peter Kitching

As half time approached, Harrogate were 26-3 ahead, had already secured a bonus point and were apparently cruising to a straightforward victory.

Sat 15 Sep, 15:00, League
Rossendale vs Harrogate

Rossendale vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

After last week’s below par performance, Harrogate more than matched the Rossendale attritional brand of rugby and, with some exhilarating backs play, outscored them by 5 tries to 2.

Sat 8 Sep, 15:00, League
Harrogate vs Billingham

Harrogate vs Billingham

By Peter Kitching

In a very close contest, Billingham deservedly won by sticking to the right game plan in challenging, wet conditions.

Sat 1 Sep, 15:00, League
Sandal vs Harrogate

Sandal vs Harrogate

By Peter Kitching

With a seemingly comfortable 3-19 half time lead, a bonus point victory for Harrogate was on the cards.

Fixtures
Tue 19 Mar
h
Boys u13s Training - AFC
Training 18:00
Wed 20 Mar
h
Boys u16s Mid week Training
Training 20:15
a
Boys u14s AFC
Training 20:15
Sat 23 Mar
h
Friendly 13:00
h
Harrogate 1st XV Hull
League 15:00
a
Harrogate Georgians Tynedale 2
League 15:00
h
Friendly 15:00
Sun 24 Mar
a
Boys u13s Tour
Friendly TBC
a
Boys u16s Sandal
Friendly 10:00
h
Boys u15s Ilkley
Friendly 10:00
h
Training 10:00
h
u11s Training
Training 10:00
h
u9s Training
Training 10:00
h
u7s Training
Training 10:00
a
Friendly 10:00
a
u10s Wharfedale
Friendly 10:30
h
Boys u14s Sandal
Friendly 11:00
h
Girls u15s WPL
Friendly 13:00
h
Girls u13s West Park Leeds
Friendly 13:00
h
Harrogate Ladies Bletchley Ladies
Cup 14:00
h
Girls u18s WPL
Friendly 14:00
Wed 27 Mar
h
Boys u16s Mid week Training
Training 20:15
a
Boys u14s AFC
Training 20:15
Fri 29 Mar
a
Girls u18s Yarnbury
Festival 19:00
a
Girls u15s Yarnbury RUFC
Festival 19:00
Sat 30 Mar
a
Boys u14s North Wales
Tour 11:00
a
Harrogate 1st XV Lymm
League 15:00
h
Harrogate Georgians Wharfedale 2
League 15:00

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