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Match Preview | Harrogate Town (H)

All the information you need ahead of Sunday's encounter

8 January 2022

The Hatters welcome Harrogate Town to Kenilworth Road on Sunday for the Emirates FA Cup third round fixture.

Kicking-off 2022 against League Two opposition, Nathan Jones’ side will hope to recapture their form in early December prior to match postponements.

There will be no replays in the third round this year and in the event of a draw at full-time, extra-time and penalties will be played.


The opposition:

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Now into their second campaign in the fourth division of English football after a 17th place finish last term, Harrogate Town are looking to build on that finish and are currently doing just that – occupying 11th position in the table.

The Sulphurites beat Wrexham and Portsmouth in the first and second round of the Emirates FA Cup this season to get to this stage and will be looking to stage an upset against their Championship opponents. 


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Sunday’s fixture will be the first time in their respective histories in which the two sides have met, setting up an intriguing third round tie in the competition.


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This match has been selected for international broadcast and FA Cup matches are NOT available to stream on iFollow.

Tickets can be purchased in advance of the game via the Ticket Office either online, by phone or in person. Alternatively you can join us at Kenilworth Road on the day, but tickets must be purchased in person. 


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Referee: James Linington

Assistant Referees: Daniel Leach and Michael Webb

Fourth Official: Trevor Kettle

The man in the middle on Sunday is James Linington, who last took charge of a Luton match during the home defeat against Reading in 2020.

He has officiated 14 matches in total this term, dishing out 59 yellow cards and one red. 

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Match Reports

Emirates FA Cup R4 Report | Luton Town 4-0 Harrogate Town

9 January 2022

The Hatters made it through to the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup by overcoming League Two club Harrogate Town at Kenilworth Road this afternoon.

Elijah Adebayo, Cameron Jerome, Kal Naismith and Luke Berry - on his return after two and a half months out with injury - were the goalscorers to see off a spirited Harrogate side, on a day when the Mick Harford returned to the Town dugout after his treatment for prostate cancer.

Manager Nathan Jones has made three changes from the side that drew with Fulham in the Championship almost a month ago, with four games having been postponed over the festive period.

Henri Lansbury came into midfield alongside Jordan Clark with Carlos Mendes Gomes ahead of them, while Cameron Jerome started with Elijah Adebayo up-front as manager Nathan Jones named a strong starting line-up as the Hatters bid to book their place in round four of the competition.

Harrogate started the game well and forced four corners in the opening six minutes, which also included a lengthy hold-up for treatment for Reece Burke, but the Hatters were soon on the front foot with Adebayo flicking on and Jerome going past his man on the right edge of the Harrogate box before standing up a cross intended for Mendes Gomes, but it was just too high.

The same combination produced the opener in the 19th minute, this time Jerome winning the header from James Shea's clearance and Adebayo gathered the ball, turned and shot brilliantly into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Harrogate were continually posing problems for the Hatters' defence, however, especially down their right with Ryan Fallowfield and George Thomson delivering several dangerous crosses into the Town six-yard box.

The closest they came was from a free-kick, however, after Lansbury had been booked for a late challenge on Fallowfield 25 yards from goal. Thomson struck it hard and low, but just wide of the foot of Shea's right post.

The Hatters had to wait until two minutes before half-time for another chance to present itself, but Jerome's volley at goal after a poor headed clearance from Rory McArdle was easily gathered by visiting keeper Mark Oxley.

The League Two side had enjoyed the better of the opening half, but it was the Town who took the advantage into the break and goalscorer Adebayo who went close to extending the lead in the 48th minute, but his left-footed shot drifted just the wrong side of the far post.

The second didn't take long to arrive, however, with Mendes Gomes tricking his was past his man on the right side of the area and driving a low cross into the six-yard box that Jerome scrambled home from almost on the line.

Once again Harrogate came back, Luke Armstrong latching onto Lansbury's loose back pass and lifting an effort over the onrushing Shea, who was outside his area, but the ball landed safely wide from a Hatters perspective.

Jones made his first changes on the hour, Luke Berry and Allan Campbell entering the fray in place of Lansbury and Jerome, before bringing on Fred Onyedinma and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu ten minutes later, with Amari'i Bell and Jordan Clark the men to make way.

Armstrong reminded the Town back four of his threat with 15 minutes to go, meeting a right-wing cross from Burrell with a glancing header that was off target, before impressive debutant Brahima Diarra - signed on loan this week from Huddersfield - flashed a shot just wide soon after.

Danny Hylton replaced the opening goalscorer, Adebayo, on 77 minutes on as Jones made his fifth and final petrmitted substitution in FA Cup matches. Fellow sub Campbell soon fired high over the bar.

Naismith added the third goal with eight minutes to go, his first attempt from outside the box being blocked, but his reactions were razor-sharp, winning the loose ball with a nod of the head and clipping a beautiful finish past the onrushing Oxley for the second goal of his Town career.

Shea made a brilliant save from Armstrong with five minutes to go, to preserve the clean sheet after a loose pass from Burke presented Harrogate with a chance.

Diarra shot wide soon after, but Berry added a fourth goal, and his fifth of the season, after some wonderful left wing play by Onyedinma.

The Hatters were safely into the draw for the fourth round, which will be screened on ITV1 from 4.50pm this evening. Look out for ball number 22!


Goals: Adebayo 18, Jerome 50, Naismith 82, Berry 88

Att: 4,834 (330 away)

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Ticket News

Ticket Information | Emirates FA Cup R3 v Harrogate Town (H)

13 December 2021

The Ticket Office can advise the sales process for the Hatters' Emirates FA Cup third round tie with Harrogate Town on Sunday 9th January, 12.30pm kick-off.

Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 14th December for Diamond Season Ticket holders to purchase their seat plus any extras they may require.

If you have any diamond match ticket vouchers remaining one of these may be used to purchase your seat. Diamond Season Ticket holders will need to order via phone on 01582 416976 or e-mail

The Ticket Office hold a list of all Diamond Season Ticket holders and the number of vouchers they have. We will adjust your available vouchers as used. A maximum of one voucher per diamond can be used.  

From Friday 17th December these tickets will be available to season ticket holders to purchase their own seats, plus any extras and non season ticket holder seats will be available for general sale.

Season Ticket holder seats will be released for general sale on Thursday 30th December.

Tickets can be purchased online by logging into your account and clicking on the red notification in the top right-hand corner at or via phone on 01582 416976.

You can choose to receive your tickets either digitally to enable you to print at home or send to any smartphone, sent via post or you can also choose to collect a matchday ticket on the day of the game. If you are changing seat, age category or wish for access to be granted onto your season card you can only do this via calling 01582 416 976.

Tickets can also be purchased in person from the Ticket Office between 10am and 3pm weekdays (except Wednesdays). 


The ticket prices for this fixture are as follows:-

Adult - £15

Over 65 / Under 22 - £10

Youth Under 17 - £3

Acc Junior Under 10 - £1

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