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PREVIEW | National League: Harrogate Looking To Close Gap But Ravens Just Want To Stop The Rot

The BT Sport cameras are rolling into town for what should be a blockbuster game in North Yorkshire, as title hopefuls Harrogate Town entertain Bromley.

Perhaps Simon Weaver’s side made a New Year’s resolution to be an EFL outfit this time next year – only Wrexham have stopped them scoring since the turn of the year.

Champions-elect Barrow are the only side to boast a better record on home soil than Harrogate. In fact, the only one team have left North Yorkshire with all three points since the first month of the current campaign.

Bromley, on the other hand, could be forgiven for forgetting what winning feels like. Winless in their last eight, the Ravens are desperate for the kind of Starman former Bromley resident David Bowie once sang about.

That would have been Michael Cheek not so long ago. But the summer signing is mired in a dry spell of late with no goals added to his 13-goal haul since early January.

Tuesday night saw in-form Jack Muldoon snatch a last-gasp winner against Chesterfield – something he did exactly a year ago against Saturday’s opponents Bromley.

The former Lincoln man can do no wrong of late with four goals in three games, Town boss Weaver said: “Jack’s got better and better as a front player since Christmas. But as a team, we continually look to drive forward and it’s exciting to watch at the minute.”

It’s a different story all together for Bromley boss Neil Smith, however. He insists his side are “doing everything they can” to end their barren spell. “We’ve got to start scoring,” he said. “I’m getting more and more frustrated with things because we’re doing all we can. The support we’re getting from the stands is second-to-none, and we can’t even so much as give them a goal or a win to cheer about.”

Five straight away wins won’t give Bromley fans much hope. But the Ravens could take some solace in their last meeting. Harrogate were three goals to the good in November. But Chris Bush inspired a second-half turnaround as the sides shared the points.

MAIN IMAGE CREDIT – Matt Kirkham (Town Pix)

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