Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Barrow and Mansfield Town square off against each other at Holker Street in the League Two round 34. Barrow aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Bolton and Harrogate where they failed to find the net, and, no doubt, they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Mansfield. Both Mike Jones and Tom Beadling are likely to miss the game through injuries.
The Yellows, on the other hand, have been anything but impressive in the League Two of late, with the team suffering four defeats in the previous five league fixtures. Mansfield are on a four-game winless run on the road, and seeing that they have been struggling in front of goal of late as well, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. Midfielder Ollie Clarke is banned for the match, while George Maris is sidelined with injury.
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 (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.