Team spirit key to Harrogate Town win - Simon Weaver

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Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver praised his team's collective effort in their 1-0 win at Vauxhall Motors.

Lee Elam's first goal for the club helped claim their second away win of the season and move to eleventh in Blue Square Bet North.

Weaver told BBC Radio York: "I thought the spirit over the last two games has been phenomenal.

"It's hard to single just one person out and it makes a big difference when everyone is putting a shift in."

Weaver continued: "Everyone is digging in, everyone put a shift in.

"We tried to get them up for it and everyone seemed to respond. If you have that kind of spirit you can go places."

However the win came at a cost, with both Paul Brayson and Adam Nowakowski leaving the field with injuries.

Ian Ross was also dismissed for two yellow card offences.

'The spirit is phenomenal' - Weaver

Weaver said about Nowakowski: "The physio is worried he's broken a metatarsal but is hoping it's a dislocation - I don't know, you can't tell from the side of the pitch. He's gone to hospital and it's the best place for him.

"We'll probably know more (about Paul Brayson) in the next 24 or 48 hours."

Harrogate Town's next game is at Frickley Athletic in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Weaver continued: "It's not a game which I normally look to rest anyone. It's a big game for us and we want to keep the small run going and make it a big one."

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