Sunday, 2 August 2020

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Play-Off Victory Sees Harrogate Town Secure a Place in League Two

Next season the Saddlers will be joined in League Two by an unknown opponent following Sunday's Vanarama National League Play-Off Final.
Harrogate Town have secured a place in the fourth tier of English football for the upcoming 2020/21 campaign following a well-deserved 3-1 victory over Notts County during Sunday's clash at Wembley Stadium.

Goals from George Thomson (5'), Connor Hall (28') and Jack Diamond (71') were enough to cancel out Callum Roberts' (46') second-half strike and see Town continue their superb spell of form and secure a spot in the EFL.

Town and the Saddlers have never met in competitive action as Harrogate have spent their entire 106 year history in non-league football.

Harrogate, who defeated Boreham Wood in their Semi-Final to book a place at the national stadium, will join National League champions Barrow in making the leap to League Two.

The result means all but one of the League Two teams are now confirmed as the EFL are appealing a recent disciplinary decision which saw Macclesfield Town avoid relegation despite suffering several points deductions as their financial woes continue to bite.

Meanwhile, the Saddlers are expected to confirm their pre-season plans - including several behind closed doors pre-season friendlies - over the coming days as the countdown to 2020/21 continues.

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