Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Barrow will be aiming to record their fourth win of the season when they face Harrogate at Holker Street on Matchday 5. The Bluebirds made a promising start to the season, and their display in a 2-1 win over Walsall is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Barrow aim to keep their 100% record at home intact, and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-minded approach. Pete Wild should have a full squad to choose from.
The Sulphurites, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Gillingham, but given Barrow’s attacking potential, we predict that the visiting side will return home empty-handed. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team. You should bear in mind that Barrow are eyeing their first win over Harrogate since August 2013 when the two teams met in The Skrill North.
Highlighted Player (Luke James):
After starting his senior career at Hartlepool United, Luke James moved to Peterborough United in 2014. The English attacker played for the likes of Bradford City and Bristol Rovers on loan as well before joining Forest Green in the 2017/18 season.
After making 14 appearances in the league for the Green Army, Luke James returned to Hartlepool. In the summer of 2020 he joined his current club Barrow. James made his Barrow debut in the League two on September 12, 2009 in a 1-1 draw with Stevenage, and he scored his first goal for the club the following month in a 2-2 draw with Walsall.
His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a winger as well. Born in Amble, England on November 4, 1994, Luke James has a contract with Barrow until July 20, 2020. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Harrogate):
Harrogate Town is an English club that welcomes their rivals at Wetherby Road. Opened on August 28, 1920, the venue can hold up to 5,000 spectators (500 seated). The club was founded back in 1914, with the Sulphurties facing Horsforth in their first competitive match on August 30, 1919.
Harrogate Town footballers wear yellow and black shirts when playing at home, while pink is the dominant colour of their away jersey. The Sulphurties did well to win the Whitworth Cup in the 1919/20 season, while the club’s biggest success in the FA Cup came in the 2012/13 when they made it to the second round.
Simon Weaver is one of the most notable footballers who played for Harrogate Town in the past. The team’s manager for the 2020/21 season played for several English clubs, and he has been very successful in the coaching job as well.