Harrogate coach Siswick praises club effort

Harrogate Rugby Club’s team manager hailed the club’s will power and outstanding support after his side out fought title-rivals Chester 15-7 at Claro Road.

Two tries from number eight Tim Heaton at the end of each half were enough to overcome the former league leaders

23 March 2013...   Harrogate v Chester National League 3 North.' Gate's Callum Irvine runs at the Chester backs

23 March 2013... Harrogate v Chester National League 3 North.' Gate's Callum Irvine runs at the Chester backs

The victory moved Harrogate four points clear at the top of National League Three North, ahead of Chester, with three games to go.

More than 60 volunteers responded to a club rallying call and turned up at the club from 8.30am in the morning to help clear snow from the field.

After the game, sport reporter Ed White caught up with the head coach.

Siswick praised the club’s spirit and said the supporter’s efforts had inspired his players to extend their winning streak to nine games.

He said: “There have been people here from all levels of the club helping to clear the pitch, juniors, their parents, second teamers and lots of mums and dads.

“We were keen to get the game on. We have been on good form and Chester have lost a few since the turn of the year.

“We felt we had the momentum to take us and we didn’t want to have a break with the number of wins we have had.

“It paid off and we got the result that we wanted and we were pleased to get the result.”