Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Saturday’s football game at Colchester Community Stadium pits together Colchester and Harrogate, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The U’s aim to escape the danger zone, while Harrogate are determined to overtake Forest Green in top position in the standings. The Sulphurites did well to crush Scunthorpe 6-1 in their last league match, but the bad news for boss Simon Weaver is that experienced midfielder Josh Falkingham limped off with injury.
Colchester, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, and seeing that they have collected only one point in total from the previous four league fixtures, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing visitors. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier Harrogate rolled over Colchester 3-0, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Ben Stevenson):
Ben Stevenson is a product of a Coventry City football academy who plays for Colchester United as a midfielder. Born in Leicester on March 23, 1997, Stevenson started his senior career at Coventry City and made his debut with the Sky Blues on August 9, 2016, in the League Cup game against Portsmouth.
The English footballer moved to Wolverhampton in the 2018/2019 season, but he did not see any game action in the league with the Wolves. After ending his loan spells with Colchester United and Jumilla, Ben Stevenson signed a permanent two-and-a-half year contract with the U’s on January 30, 2019. He made his second debut for Colchester United against Northampton Town on February 2, 2019.
His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing good performances as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 24 shirt at Colchester.
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.