Date: 21st July 2021 at 9:47am
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Rotherham United travel to the EnviroVent Stadium to take on Harrogate Town in the this evenings pre-season friendly which will be the first time the teams have met.

Formed in 1914 Harrogate played their first competitive game in the West Riding League in August 1919. Being founding members of the Yorkshire League, which was disbanded in 1932, 1921 also saw them join the Midland League. In 1935 they became known as Harrogate Hotspurs but were renamed Harrogate Town after the war. Coming more up to date they became founder members of the Northern Premier League’s First Division in 1987 winning the Northern Premier League Division One title in 2001–02. Doncaster born Simon Weaver was appointed player/manager of Town in 2009 and is still in charge. Two years later they became founder members of the Conference North, winning the National League North play-off in 2018 and won the National League play-off final in 2020 which saw them join the League for the first time in their history. Town won the 2019/20 FA Trophy final against Concord Rangers, which, due to Covid-19 was played in May 2021 finishing seventeenth in League Two last season.

So far Rotherham have won two of their friendly games – against Parkgate and Hungarian third tier side III. Keruleti TVE – while drawing away at Rochdale last night.

Both clubs politely remind Millers fans that there are no away fans allowed this evening, Harrogate making the decision in the interest of supporter safety.

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