Harrogate Town 1-1 Stevenage – BBC Sport

Stevenage extended their unbeaten League Two run to 10 games but had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw against Harrogate.

Carl Piergianni’s sixth goal of the campaign had given the visitors a second-half lead at a windswept Wetherby Road, but Luke Armstrong took his season’s tally into double figures to secure a point.

The best chance of the first half had earlier been gifted to Armstrong when he was sent clear on goal following a misplaced pass by Stevenage midfielder Jake Reeves.

But on-loan Fulham keeper Taye Ashby-Hammond was alert to the danger and saved well from the in-form Sulphurites striker.

Stevenage stepped up a gear after the restart and forged in front on the hour when the hosts failed to adequately clear Max Clark’s corner. Piergianni swiveled to fire into Pete Jameson’s bottom-left corner from eight yards.

The hosts had threatened little in the second period but leveled on 77 minutes with a well-crafted goal as the overlapping Alex Pattison delivered an excellent cross and Armstrong headed in from a yard.

Moments later, Piergianni reacted brilliantly to kick a close-range Danny Grant effort off the line and safeguard a point for Steve Evans’ men.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Harrogate

Formation 3-5-2

  • 21Jameson
  • 15O’Connor
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Mattock
  • 7Thomson
  • 4Falkingham
  • 16pattison
  • 6Burrell
  • 9GrantSubstituted forSimsat 90+2′minutes
  • 29Armstrong
  • 12FolarinSubstituted forWrightat 85′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Welch-Hayes
  • 5Smith
  • 11Wright
  • 14Sims
  • 19Frost
  • 25Horbury

Stevenage

Formation 5-3-2

  • 12Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Wildin
  • 6Sweeney
  • 15vancooten
  • 5Piergianni
  • 3Clark
  • 11robertsBooked at 22minsSubstituted forHorganat 62′minutes
  • 4ReevesSubstituted forForster-Caskeyat 62′minutes
  • 8TaylorSubstituted forCampbellat 63′minutes
  • 32Rose
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forReidat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Chapman
  • 10Campbell
  • 16Horgan
  • 18Bostwick
  • 19Reid
  • 22Tomkinson
  • 23Forster-Caskey

Referees:
Adam Herczeg

Attendance:
2.314

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