Railway’s relegation battle goes to final day

hsb  Railway Athletic v Curzon Ashton. Ben Parkes.   (120407M5d)
hsb Railway Athletic v Curzon Ashton. Ben Parkes. (120407M5d)
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HARROGATE Railway clung on to their Evo-Stik First Division North status on Tuesday night, despite a 3-1 defeat at home to Farsley FC.

Railway must win the final game of the season at home to Mossley on Saturday to stay up, but are also depending on a defeat for relegation rivals Wakefield to achieve safety.

It’s a precarious situation for the Station View men, who will face a tough test to get out of the Northern Counties East League Premier should they go down.

They are second bottom, and two points below Wakefield.

On Tuesday night, Railway went two Gareth Grant goals behind before pulling one back through Colin Hunter in the 60th minute.

But despite a monumental effort by the hosts, Farsley produced the killer blow with a third goal scored by Ben Jones eight minutes later.

Meanwhile HARROGATE TOWN play their last home game of the season on Saturday, welcoming to Solihull Moors to the CNG in a huge game (3pm).

Encouraging as much support as possible, the club have reduced the entry fee on Saturday to half-price for all supporters.

Town reside one place and a point above the relegation places, so desperately need a victory, although as many as eight teams are battling the drop before the final day.

At present, only three points separate 13th-placed Corby Town and 20th placed Vauxhall Motors.

Meantime, TADCASTER ALBION host Staveley MW in the NCEL Premier tonight (7.45pm kick-off), before their final game of the campaign at home to Selby Town on Saturday.

Tadcaster will be looking to improve on their current standing of ninth in the division.