Sticking together is key to Harborough Town’s success

Nick Pollard
Nick Pollard

Harborough Town brought an end to their season with an emphatic – and fitting – victory over Northampton Spencer.

Their 4-0 win concluded what has been a very successful campaign.

Taking 11th spot in the UCL Premier Division – compared to 20th in 2014-15 – came due to them amassing 60 points which was double their tally from the previous season.

And, according to boss Nick Pollard, such a performance bodes well for the future.

“It was a great end to the season,” Pollard said.

“There were four very good goals and a nil in the against column is always pleasing as well.

“But the thing that made it for me was the attitude.

“There was nothing on the game, really. It was a mid-table match that wouldn’t make much difference.

“But the players covered every blade of grass and put in a superb performance.

“It has been that attitude and commitment that has been the highlight for me all season.

“That and the way the team spirit has built around the place.

“We’ve got a great togetherness and have gone from a group of individuals to a team of friends.

“We decided at the start of the season that there was a style of play we wanted and the players have all bought into it.

“It means they have to work hard and be fit and be organised. But they have all shown a fantastic attitude.

“Last year we conceded an average of three-and-a-half goals per game.

“This year we’ve got the sixth best defensive record in the division.

“That has come about because of the way the lads have played for each other.

“There is a foundation there now. We have made massive progress this season and we can build on that.”