Tough start to life for Harrogate and Craven U-12s against Nostell

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Harrogate & Craven Schools’ recently formed U-12s had to learn the hard way that possession does not guarantee a result as they lost their opening game at Nostell Miners Welfare.

Early possession and good build up play between Jorge Sikora and Ewan May lead to some fine efforts by the Harrogate attack, with Will Powell coming the closest to finding the net.

Wakefield came close to scoring on the counter attack but were thwarted in their efforts by a goal-line clearance by Harry Sadler.

Despite Harrogate dominating possession and creating the best opportunities, the game remained goalless at the interval.

The second half started much the same way as the first with Harrogate seemingly in control but an early break by Wakefield saw their striker keep his composure and calmly place the ball past James Denton in the Harrogate goal.

In the 48th minute, the visitors had a strong appeal for a penalty turned down, however moments later Powell converted a Ewan May Corner into the roof of the net to level the scores.

With the game heading for a draw, both sides threw caution to the wind. Unfortunately for Harrogate, a late lapse in concentration saw the home side snatch an unlikely winner in the closing stages.

Harrogate play Bradford City at Rossett on Saturday.