Tom Webb’s first minute goal dispatched Harrogate Town in a gutsy display that lifted the Tigers to the fringes of escaping the relegation zone.\r\n\r\nWebb symbolised the Tigers heart and passion as they secured a second Vanarama Conference North victory in a row.\r\n\r\nMatt Williams had cleared off the line with a stunning clearance via the crossbar, thwarting Adam Nowakowski’s effort and Jamie Stephen’s pulled off four brilliant saves.\r\n\r\nBut, it was Tim Harris’ men who picked up all three points as the Tigers season finally seems to be back on track.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers couldn’t have dreamed of a better start as captain Webb was played through by Adam Connolly and blasted home with intent from the right for an early lead.\r\n\r\nHarrogate burst into life on 20 minutes, forcing Newport County loanee Jamie Stephens into two wonderful saves.\r\n\r\nFirstly Lloyd Kerry of the Wetherby Road outfit peeled off the defender forcing a quick stop around the post from Stephens.\r\n\r\nThis was quickly followed by Jake Speight finding himself in space at an angle, but Stephens made himself big and deflected the ball away.\r\n\r\nWith half-time looming, Speight missed a glorious opportunity after being played in by Kerry, with the whole goal to aim at from six yards, he sliced it painfully wide.\r\n\r\nA duo of tame efforts from Webb and George Miller for City began the second half as they looked for a repeat of their lightning start.\r\n\r\nHarrogate managed to catch City on the counter attack, finishing with a sumptuous effort by Kerry that fortuitously grazed the far post.\r\n\r\nThe visitors broke away again from the intense City pressure and James Walshaw, the scourge of City in the past, was denied by a full stretch save by Stephens.\r\n\r\nA second goal just wouldn’t come for the Tigers as Charlie Griffin, Avery and Adam Mann were all cursing their luck; Barnes getting the tiniest touch on Griffin’s effort to force it agonisingly wide.\r\n\r\nAn unorthodox attacking move, with three City players mis-hitting almost led to Avery heading in before Mann drilled wide from 18 yards.\r\n\r\nAn incredible piece of defending from Matt Williams kept City’s clean sheet as Adam Nowakowski fired at goal and Williams cleared via the crossbar for City to escape.\r\n\r\nSubstitute Louis Swain proved dangerous, heading wide from a corner and then forcing another top save from the City goalkeeper who tipped wide.\r\n\r\nNothing symbolised the Tigers grit more than Webb, who sprinted 50 yards to win a throw-in in the corner in the 93rd minute as the Tigers secured the points.\r\n\r\nGloucester City: J. Stephens, S. Avery, B. Jones, S. Hamilton, M. Williams, A. Connolly, G. Miller, T. Webb, A. Mann, H. White (C. Griffin 60), N. Modest (M. Groves 46)\r\n\r\nSubs not used: M. Richards, C. Jones, M. Green\r\n\r\nGoals: Webb 1\r\n\r\nHarrogate Town: P. Barnes, L. Turner, R. Meynell (A. Metcalfe 68), A. Nowakowski, M. Bloomer, D. McGurk, L. Kerry, S. Lenighan (S. Carole 64), J. Speight (L. Swain 68), J. Walshaw, C. Nelthorpe\r\n\r\nSubs not used: P. Crook, J. Emmett\r\n\r\nAttendance: 332\r\n\r\nMan of the Match: Tom Webb

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