On this day – 23 November

A look through the archives to see what was happening to Reds on the 23rd November in years gone by……………

Back in 2013, Reds were hosting Harrogate Town in a Skrill North (National North) fixture which proved to be the last league meeting between old rivals – for the time being at least!

The clubs have gone in different directions in the past seven years, Town winning two promotions whilst Reds suffered two relegations, and there are now three divisions between us.

Reds are currently 2nd in NPL North West but looking down on us from 14th position in League Two is Simon Weaver’s Harrogate Town.

After being rivals since 1988, it is hard to believe the current difference in status.

Town beat us 3-0 home and away during the 2013-14 season with the Borough Park game slipping away from us in the second half when we conceded three times.

Our team sheet that day included many familiar names – Lee Andrews, Anthony Wright, Kyle May, Gavin Skelton, Stephen Hindmarch, Scott Allison and Conor Tinnion as well as two sets of brothers (pictured) – Seaton boys Jake and Sam Smith alongside Bruno and Valter Fernandes from slightly further afield.     

Bruno and Valter Fernandes

A trip to Rhyl in 1991 didn’t provide anything to get excited about, as we lost 1-0, but the North Wales venue is probably topical at the moment because the Belle View ground is only five miles away from Gwrych Castle – the new base for ITVs “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here” extravaganza!!!! This time last year, we were knocked out of the FA Trophy when Farsley Celtic inflicted a ‘smash and grab’ 1-0 defeat upon us.

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