Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Barrow and Harrogate take on each other at Holker Street in what is expected to be a close League Two encounter. Barrow aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Bolton, and a win over Harrogate should see them escape the relegation zone. Both Mike Jones and Tom Beadling are sidelined through injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team ahead of the midweek clash.
Harrogate, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating both Mansfield and Grimsby in the previous two league fixtures. The Sulphurites are eager to move closer to the playoffs berth, and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. In the first half of the season Harrogate defeated Barrow thanks to Jack Muldoon’s goal, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. Joe Cracknell should be the only absentee in the away team.
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.