Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Hartlepool and Crawley Town go head to head at Victoria Park in what is expected to be a close League Two encounter. Hartlepool did well to secure promotion, and they are now on a quest to keep their League Two status. Luke Armstrong, who scored 15 goals last season, is no longer part of the team, and seeing that fellow attacker Rhys Oates left the club as well, home win should not be considered.
Crawley Town, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a pre-season defeat to Beckenham. The Red Devils enjoy playing against Hartlepool, and you should bear in mind that they are undefeated in the previous six-meetings with the newly-promoted side. Since Hartlepool key attackers left the club in the summer transfer window, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting team.
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 (Crawley):
Crawley Town are an English football club that compete in the League 2. The club was founded back in 1896 and in the 2011/2012 season they secured promotion to the English fourth tier for the first time. The Devils play their home games at Broadfield Stadium, the venue which was built and opened in 1997.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,144 spectators and is owned by Crawley Borough Council. Crawley Town are well known for their red home kit, with the team wearing white shirts and sky blue shorts when playing on the travels. Crawley Town fans consider AFC Wimbledon the club’s biggest rivals, but they have rivalries with Brighton and Swindon Town as well.
In 1959 the Devils won the Metropolitan League Cup, which is considered one of the club’s biggest successes. Crawley Town won the Sussex Professional Cup in 1970, the Gilbert Rice Floodlight Cup in 1980 and 1984, the Southern Counties Combination Floodlight Cup in 1986, and the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.