Midweek match: Harrogate Town Venue: Wetherby Road Date: Monday, March 28: THE Motormen travel to a North Yorkshire town famous for its tea rooms on Easter Monday, but a genteel holiday cuppa will be the last thing on the minds of either side.
Both teams are in need of points for very different reasons with Vauxhall attempting to pull away from the drop zone and Harrogate trying to cement a place in the end-of-season promotion play-offs.
Manager Neil Aspin is hoping to take Harrogate into the Conference in his first season as manager after stepping up from coach following former boss John Reed's departure.
Aspin was part of the backroom staff when the team clinched the UniBond League Division One title in 2002 after 15 years of trying.
With major investment following, the club finished sixth in their debut UniBond Premier campaign in 2003, fifth last season, and are hoping for another impressive placing this year.
Last season: Lost 3-2 on Saturday, January 17, 2004.
Glenn Naylor fired the hosts ahead with a close-range shot on 20 minutes after a left-wing cross from Colin Hunter was crashed against the left-hand post by Robert Pell.
Naylor displayed further predatory instinct on 37 minutes to add a second, getting the decisive touch among some penalty box pinball following Mark Atkins' cross from the left.
Two minutes later, Peter Cumiskey pulled a goal back as he curled a dipping effort from the left over Harrogate keeper Ashley Connor's head.
Frustrations boiled over in both camps when home manager John Reed, now with Vauxhall's relegation rivals Stalybridge, came on to the pitch and shoved Terry Fearns with both hands, accusing the striker of lashing out at one of his players, but the match officials took no action.
The visitors' hopes were dashed on 89 minutes as a Carl Macauley header back to debutant keeper Tim Dittmer was woefully short and fell straight to substitute Marc Smith, who picked out Naylor for his hat-trick.
Vauxhall gave the hosts a nervous last few seconds as Fearns netted with a diving header in injury time.
Form guide: March 19 D 0-0 v Huck-nall Town (H); March 12 D 0-0 v Kettering Town (A); March 5 W 4-2 v Redditch United (H); Feb 19 D 1-1 v Stafford Rangers (A); Feb 12 W 5-1 v Ashton United (H).