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Simon Weaver happy Harrogate could ‘turn on the style’ for home fans

Simon Weaver was happy that his Harrogate team “turned on the style” for their loyal supporters during a 3-0 home win over Carlisle. The Sulphurites had gone seven games without winning at Wetherby Road – equalling their longest sequence since September 2012 – but a Jack Diamond brace and Rory McArdle’s first goal for the club secured a routine triumph over the Cumbrians.
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Simon Weaver relieved to see Harrogate end their winless run at Scunthorpe

Boss Simon Weaver hopes tough times are behind Harrogate as they ended a run of seven games without a victory by beating struggling Scunthorpe 3-0. George Thomson curled the Sulphurites in front direct from a corner in the 23rd minute, with second-half goals from Jack Diamond and Will Smith sealing what ended up being an emphatic success.
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Simon Weaver hails ‘breakthrough moment’ for Harrogate loanee Calum Kavanagh

Harrogate manager Simon Weaver hailed a “real breakthrough moment” for on-loan Middlesbrough teenager Calum Kavanagh after his stoppage-time header rescued a point against Walsall. The hosts had gone behind to Conor Wilkinson’s fifth goal in six games, converted from the penalty spot, on the hour. But Kavanagh,...
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Simon Weaver fumes at Luke Armstrong red card as Harrogate lose at Tranmere

Angry Harrogate boss Simon Weaver hit out at the “unfathomable” decision to send off striker Luke Armstrong in his side’s 2-0 defeat at promotion-chasing Tranmere. Armstrong saw red just before the half-hour mark after being shown two yellow cards inside three minutes on what Weaver branded “the strangest night of football” he had seen.
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Simon Weaver hails Harrogate response in comeback win over Bradford

Manager Simon Weaver paid tribute to the character of his team as Harrogate celebrated a 3-1 win at West Yorkshire rivals Bradford. It is the second time they have beaten managerless Bradford this month and they have won all four matches against them since they were promoted to the EFL two years ago.
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Simon Weaver pays tribute to goalkeeper Mark Oxley after Harrogate beat Bradford

Harrogate manager Simon Weaver celebrated a fourth straight clean sheet at home by paying tribute to goalkeeper Mark Oxley after the 2-0 win over Bradford. The 31-year-old former Southend stopper made four excellent saves to deny Bradford trio Tom Elliott, Jamie Walker and Andy Cook (twice) before Jack Diamond fired the hosts in front with only their second shot of the match just past the hour mark.
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Injury worries for Harrogate boss Simon Weaver ahead of Forest Green clash

Harrogate are still without a number of players going into their game against League Two leaders Forest Green. Manager Simon Weaver could only name four players on the bench for the FA Cup victory over League One side Portsmouth at the weekend and admits his team are “stretched” at the moment.
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Simon Weaver praises the maturity of his Harrogate players after Walsall win

Harrogate boss Simon Weaver praised his side’s maturity after they ended a four-game winless run in League Two with an impressive 3-1 victory at Walsall. The Sulphurites climbed to fifth thanks to Simon Power’s 25-yard free-kick, Jack Diamond’s second on the break and Luke Armstrong’s ninth goal of the season late on.
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Simon Weaver hails impact of substitutes in comeback Harrogate win

Harrogate boss Simon Weaver hailed the impact of substitutes Danilo Orsi and Simon Power as the pair fired his team to a 2-1 home victory over Wrexham. The Dragons had looked on course to secure their first FA Cup victory against higher-division opposition since dropping out of the Football League in 2008 after Jordan Ponticelli’s first goal of the season gave them a 38th-minute lead.
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Simon Weaver hails Harrogate match-winner Luke Armstrong after tough 24 hours

Harrogate boss Simon Weaver was delighted for eventual match-winner Luke Armstrong after his high-flying side’s 2-1 League Two victory at struggling Oldham. Town got back to winning ways after three draws and a defeat, but it proved particularly poignant that Armstrong should score just hours after his father – Darlington manager Alun – underwent successful surgery on a strangulated umbilical hernia.
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Simon Weaver takes Newport’s defensive formation as ‘sign of respect’

Simon Weaver admitted his top-of-the-table Harrogate team will need to get used to visiting teams looking to stifle them after drawing 2-2 at home to Newport. Harrogate twice had to come back from behind through first-half equalisers from Jack Muldoon and Luke Armstrong as a well-drilled Newport team, who were heavily reliant on set-pieces for their attacking threat, found the net through Scot Bennett and Robbie Willmott.
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Simon Weaver hails Harrogate after win at Leyton Orient

Manager Simon Weaver could not praise his Harrogate side enough after their 2-0 away win at Leyton Orient. The victory moved them into third position in League Two as they maintained their 100 per cent record with their third win in the league this season. A first-half brace from Luke...
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Harrogate boss Simon Weaver: Alex Pattison is hungry for goals

Harrogate boss Simon Weaver believes match-winning midfielder Alex Pattison is hungry for goals. Town’s summer signing made it three goals from two games, having arrived at Wetherby Road without appearing on the scoresheet in his first 67 outings at Football League level. Pattison’s second-half brace cancelled out Offrande Zanzala’s 17th-minute...
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Harrogate boss Simon Weaver: We want to be known for having a go

Harrogate manager Simon Weaver hailed the impact of new signings Luke Armstrong and Alex Pattison as both players scored to inspire a 3-2 win over Rochdale. Armstrong took just five minutes to open his Town account, while former Wycombe midfielder Pattison doubled the hosts’ lead by ending his 52-game wait for a first Football League goal.
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