HARROGATE Town picked up their first three-point haul since October 8 on Saturday, beating Eastwood Town 2-1 at home.
The hosts got off to a flyer three minutes in, when Stephen Turnbull latched on to Laurie Wilson’s pass and powered a 30-yard screamer into the top left corner.
Despite several first half chances, Town had to wait until nine minutes into the second half to secure their next goal.
After a flurry of corners, defender Luke Ashworth rose above the melee and headed home Jonny Allan’s flick-on.
Town could have made it three but Paul Brayson’s goal was disallowed for offside, however there was time for Eastwood to hit back when sub Jervaise Christie bundled in with 20 minutes left.
The hosts were unable to add to their tally and Eastwood never looked like threatening to derail them, the score staying 2-1 at the break.
Elsewhere, HARROGATE RAILWAY endured a miserable afternoon at the hands of rock-bottom Ossett Albion in the Evo-Stik First Division North.
It was Ossett’s first win of the season.
Danny Thirkell opened Rail’s account but Ossett went 2-1 ahead through Tyrone Gay and Kurtis Noble.
Luke Durham pulled it back to 3-2 with 15 minutes on the clock but Albion clung on.
TADCASTER ALBION exited the FA Vase at the hands of current holders Whitley Bay, losing 4-1 away from home.
Meantime BOROUGHBRIDGE romped into the Whitworth Cup final, hammering Harrogate Leaguers KIRKBY MALZEARD 7-0.
The holders will meet West Yorkshire League Premier derby rivals RIPON CITY who had to work for their 2-1 win over BECKWITHSHAW SAINTS.
In the West Yorkshire League Premier, KNARESBOROUGH TOWN enjoyed a rare away win at Fields, pulling home 3-2.