Harrogate Town 0 Southend United 1 - player ratings

Harrogate Town suffered a disappointing defeat at home to relegation-threatened Southend United.

BIG SAVES: Harrogate Town's James Belshaw

Chief football writer Stuart Rayner assesses the individual performances by the Sulphurites

James Belshaw – commanded his team well and made some good saves 7

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Warren Burrell – a couple of errors in quick succession did not prove costly but the goal came down his side 5

Will Smith – did a decent job defensively 6

Connor Hall – his goal-line clearance counted for nothing as Ashley Nathaniel-George put the ball in 6

Dan Jones – caused problems with his long throw-ins 6

Simon Power – started well but his right hamstring appeared to give up on him chasing a lovely Thomson pass 7

George Thomson – a good influence in midfield 7

Josh Falkingham – threw himself into the action at every opportunity 7

Josh McPake – Town's best player, he forced a couple of really good saves from Mark Oxley in the first half 7

Aaron Martin – substituted in the search for a goal 5

Jack Muldoon – missed a good chance late on 5.

Substitutes:

Brendan Kiernan (for Power, 39) – a real threat and he hit the crossbar 7

Mark Beck (for Martin, 64) – won some headers but unable to make anything happen 6

Ed Francis (for McPake, 73) – did a steady job 6.

Not used: Fallowfield, Minter, Williams.

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