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"We're 100% behind them": Supporters joy as Harrogate Town reach play-off final

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Published at 10:57am 27th July 2020. (Updated at 11:02am 27th July 2020)

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Supporters and Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver have spoken of their joy after Town's win in the National League play-off semi-final this weekend. 

Town secured their first ever trip to Wembley on Saturday, after beating Boreham Wood 1-0 at the CNG Stadium. 

It means they're now just one game away from promotion to the English Football League, another first for the club. 

They'll face Notts County in the final, who overcame Barnet in the second National League semi-final play-off on Saturday. 

"Unbelievable" 

Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver says their win was an "emotional moment" which makes all their hard work worthwhile. 

He told Stray FM: 

"Just unbelievable. It was an emotional moment to think we're actually getting on a coach to go to Wembley as Harrogate Town. It makes it all worthwhile, all the hard work. 

"The lads have put us in this position, they're the ones that have to play under pressure and deliver the goods, and they keep doing it. 

"This is the big one, the play-off final. To get on the bus and stay overnight somewhere in anticipation of playing at Wembley is an absolute dream come true."

 

It was Jack Muldoon's 64th minute header that clinched the win for Town. 

 

"We're 100% behind them" 

As with all major sporting events at the moment, Town fans were not allowed into the CNG Stadium to watch the match due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

But the match was televised on BT Sport, and standees of fans were put up in the crowd to show support for the players. 

Jordan Ford from the Town Supporters Club said: 

"Absolutely over the moon, I couldn't be prouder of the team, obviously the result was huge, but it was a really strong performance.

"My main worry before the game was we hadn't played a warm up game, but I thought we looked like the team that had played before and got minutes under our belt, we looked the fitter team. 

"The team should just be so proud of what they've brought to the club, to the town, to the supporters. We're all 100% behind them." 

The play-off final will kick off at 3pm on Sunday (2nd August). It will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic but will be shown live on BT Sport.