KEEP IT UP! Harrogate Railway’s Lee Ashforth

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Harrogate Railway’s Lee Ashforth competes in the Ackrill Sport keep-uppy challenge targeting Leigh Franks’ topscore.

Railway’s assistant boss and substitute goalkeeper kept his gloves on for the challenge, but no use of hands were allowed during his attempt.

Franks became the first man to break the half-century last week, as he fell 12 short of 100.

Watch the video to see if Ashforth could beat it.


88 - Leigh Franks, Harrogate Town

32 - Adam Bolder, Harrogate Town

32 - Josh Buckley, Wetherby Athletic

29 - Colin Hunter, Harrogate Railway

28 - Liam Hardy, Harrogate Town

27 - Craig Nelthorpe, Harrogate Town

19 - Danny Matthews, Harrogate RUFC

7 - Rob Youhill, Harrogate Railway

3 - Jed Vale, Wetherby Athletic

Watch Brazilian Soccer School teenage sensation Brandon Thompson rack up 2713 tennis ball kick-ups

The rules:

Each sportsmen tells the camera who they are.

They receive a tennis ball.

They have to keep the tennis ball in the air with use of their head, thighs, feet, and any other limb bar their hands.

Each player has three goes.

When the ball hits the floor for the third time, it’s curtains.

Their score goes onto the leaderboard.

The player with the most is the winner.

Fancy having a go? Email your videos to to see if you make the leaderboard.