Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Crawley Town and Cheltenham Town face each other at the People’s Pension Stadium in the opening match of round 42. The Red Devils aim to stay in the playoffs race, but they face a difficult task in the clash against the league leaders. Crawley Town proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Bradford City, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Cheltenham. You should know that the Red Devils have already recorded nine wins at home ground this season.
The league leaders, on the other hand, recorded a very important 1-0 win over Leyton Orient, with the team moving one step closer to securing automatic promotion to the League One. However, Cambridge United and Bolton are still breathing down their neck. Since Cheltenham Town will go for a win in Friday’s clash as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score.
Highlighted Player (Lewis Young ):
Lewis Young is an experienced defender who plays for Crawley Town in the League Two. Young has a very interesting football career as he played for eight English clubs before joining Crawley Town.
The Watford product had an opportunity to play for the likes of Hereford United, Burton Albion, Forest Green, Northampton Town, Yeovil Town, Aldershot Town, and Bury, but he has never received a call-up for the England national team. Lewis Young wears the No. 2 shirt at Crawley Town’s primary position is right-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a right midfielder as well.
It is well known that Lewis Young is the younger brother of Inter Milan full-back Ashley Young, who played for the likes of Watford, Aston Villa, and Manchester United in the Premier League. Lewis Young has a dual citizenship as his father is of Jamaican descent. He was born in Stevenage, England on September 27, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Cheltenham):
Founded in 1887 by a local teacher Albert Close White, Cheltenham Town are an English club that compete in League Two. The Robins wear white jerseys with red stripes and white shorts when playing at home, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Cheltenham Town clinched the FA Trophy in 1998, with the team defeating Southport 1-0 in the title game. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of 26,837 spectators, with John Eaton scoring the only goal of the match. The Robins have won Leamington Hospital Cup, Midland Floodlit Cup, Gloucestershire Senior Cup, Cheltenham League and Gloucestershire Senior Amateur North Challenge Cup as well.
The likes of Gloucester City and Hereford are seen as Cheltenham’s traditional rivals, while, in more recent years, Forest Green Rovers have been the club’s main rivals. A 12-0 win over Chippenham Rovers (November 2, 1935), with the team suffering their biggest defeat against Tydfil (1-10) on March 8, 1952.