Harrogate Town boss scoops National League North monthly manager award

Simon Weaver collected his award on Friday
Simon Weaver collected his award on Friday
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Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver has won the National League North manager of the month award for February.

Town won four of their five matches last month to propel them into contention for the league championship.

After coming from behind to beat Stockport County 2-1 on February 2, Town have kept four consecutive clean sheets.

Successive 1-0 wins away from home over North Ferriby United and Stalybridge Celtic followed before Town gained revenge against FC United of Manchester in a comprehensive 5-0 win.

The four game winning run was brought to a halt last weekend but Weaver's men still gained on their promotion rivals with a goalless draw at home to Gloucester City.

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Simon Weaver

Simon Weaver

Town sit second in the National League North table and trail Solihull Moors by six points with a game in hand.

Weaver said: "I'm pleased to receive the award but it's very much a team effort at the club both on and off the pitch.

"We can be all delighted with the progress made in the last month.

"The spirit and unity at the club has driven the performances and we will now focus on striving for more positive results in the weeks ahead."

Weaver last won the manager of the month award in February 2014. However it proved a bogey sign for the club with only two wins in the next 11 matches.

Town kick off a potentially crucial month of March at third-placed Nuneaton Town on Saturday before travelling to Tamworth, in seventh, on Tuesday.