IT WAS a case of same opposition, same scoreline as Harrogate inflicted their second 3-1 defeat on Motors in the space of seven days.
Motors mounted the first attack of the game but Leon Clowes headed tamely at Harrogate keeper Craig McGillivray.
The home side took the lead after 18 minutes when a low cross from on-loan Tom Platt was steered in by Paul Beesley from close range.
Veteran winger Lee Elam made it 2-0 just four minutes later when his dipping drive hit the crossbar but the assistant referee raised his flag to confirm that the ball had dropped down and over the line.
It was more or less game over on 39 minutes when David Thompson hauled down Elam in the area and the referee had no choice but to award a penalty. Luke Dean stepped up and calmly stroked the ball past debutant keeper Craig Ellison to make it 3-0 to the home side.
Motors were given a brief ray of hope shortly after the interval when a loose defensive header let in on-loan winger Robbie Booth who beat McGillivray from close range.
This gave the Motormen some confidence and they enjoyed a good spell of pressure in the second-half; however the home defence stood firm. The best chance for the away side fell to Craig Mahon, however his blistering drive produced a superb save from the Harrogate keeper.
This latest defeat means the Motormen have dropped to 17th in the table and are without a victory since October 20.
Vauxhall: Ellison, Clowes (Kocsis 31), Thompson, Hannigan, Nicholas, Noone, Mahon, Moss, Rutter (Winslade 78), Burns (Fearnehough 87), Booth. Subs (not used): Martindale, Jones
MOTORS have no game next Saturday and they are next in action away to Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday, December 1. Kick--off at Bower Fold is 3pm.