Knaresborough Town on trail of striker Palfrey

Steve Palfrey in action for Bardsey
Steve Palfrey in action for Bardsey

Knaresborough Town will attempt to sign Bardsey striker Steve Palfrey permanently in the summer.

Palfrey scored in Town’s League Cup third round win over Garforth Town last week and he could be available for several mid-week clashes before the season ends.

But due to his commitment with the West Yorkshire League leaders, he will be unavailable for Selby Town’s visit to Manse Lane on Saturday.

Town boss Brian Davey has long been an admirer of the 26-year-old forward, and club spokesman Ian Pickles believes he has the potential to be a leading marksmen in NCEL Division One.

Pickles confirmed the boss would make an approach.

He said: “We have been after him for some time.

“Brian knows him from (Harrogate) Railway and knows that he is capable of playing a higher standard.

“He proved that with his goal last week.”

Former Pickering Town manager Jimmy Reid took over Selby in December and has led the North Yorkshire outfit above Knaresborough into tenth.

Hallam lie third bottom, and handed lowly Louth Town their first win in 20 matches on Tuesday night.

“Two tough games,” said Pickles.

“Selby seem to have had a few indifferent results but it’s a North Yorkshire derby.

“Hallam is a difficult place to go. They will be out to prove a point.”

Davey’s men have been drawn against Premier side Bridlington Town in the League Cup fourth round.

Boro got their wish to reschedule their league clash with Shaw Lane Aquaforce on Tuesday night, but only due to the inclement weather postponing the fixture.

The postponement meant the whole club could watch the Reserves clinch the Hulme Cup at Manse Lane.

Town edged “spirited” Harrogate & District Division Two leaders Boroughbridge 2-1, thanks to Fraser Lancaster’s 66th minute winner.

Danny Smith opened the scoring on the half-hour mark after a goal-mouth scramble before Boroughbridge’s Ollie Bone levelled in the second-half.

Lancaster then sealed the triumph in the 66th minute.

Pickles added: “Boroughbridge put up a spirited performance. They came along and passed it about.

“We deserved the win. It should have been a bigger margin.

“That has whet the appetite for some silverware this season.”

The reserves were knocked out of the League Cup 2-1 agaianst Robin Hood Athletic on Saturday. They play Stanley United on Tuesday.