Harrogate Town 0-2 Worcester City

Worcester City earned a priceless away win to maintain their Blue Square Bet North play-offs push, leaving injury-hit Harrogate a point away from danger.

Rob Elvins headed home a Danny Edwards corner in the first half to give City the advantage at the break.

City then made sure in stoppage time at the end when substitute Phil Green turned home a Mike Symons cross.

Harrogate's injury worries deepened, having lost Chib Chilaka early on with a hamstring problem.

They are now just one point above the relegation zone, with six games remaining, after a season-long string of long-term injuries.

Carl Heeley's men are now four points outside the play-off zone, although Nuneaton face a six-point deduction that could cut the gap to two.


Harrogate manager Simon Weaver told BBC Radio York:

"I can't remember another club suffering from so many first-half setbacks throughout the course of a season as we have. When Chib got injured you just thought 'here we go again'."

"We're only one point away now. It has been a slide that's been going on for a little bit now and things have been conspiring against us which is a bit of a broken record now.

"We've got to pick ourselves up. You've to take each game as it comes. We've got to look at who's fit and able. We've got an important game on Tuesday at Droyslden and look to pick up at least a point there by grafting."

City manager Carl Heeley told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"Harrogate made us defend today as they put a lot of balls into our box, but I thought we looked very solid defensively.

"I can remember two occasions, one when we caused our own problem in the first half when Paul Brayson had a chance. But out keeper Jimmy Dormand has been up to the task and has made crucial saves.

"I always felt the longer the game went on the greater the chances of our breaking away and nicking a second one were quite high and that proved to be the case."