Sgwarnog: In the Field

By sgwarnog


Another new hoverfly for me at the campus allotment, which I think is a Long Hoverfly (Sphaerophoria scripta). It's actually a smaller hoverfly, but has a relatively narrow abdomen which is longer than the wings, hence the name. And lovely irridescent wings in the sunshine.

Later I took in some FA Cup Third Qualifying Round replay action, the follow-on to Harrogate Town & Bradford Park Avenue's goalless draw last Saturday.  Both teams are in the National League North and are familiar rivals.

Having turned fully professional Harrogate have had a storming start to the season, but Bradford have also been playing pretty well and they lie 1st and 8th in the table respectively after twelve games. But as Bradford proved on Saturday, the Cup can be a leveller. 

Bradford had the best of the play for about three quarters of the match but were denied by the woodwork on a couple of occasions, and by goal line clearances on a couple more. So inevitably Harrogate took the lead through what looked like a deflected free kick and then got a second later on as Bradford were pressing for an equaliser. So it's Harrogate through to the next round, and with a home tie against another National League North club they'll be confident of winning through to the First Round proper, which is when League One and Two clubs join the fray. Perhaps a tie against Bradford City awaits.

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