Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Globe Arena will host Saturday’s football game between Morecambe and Colchester United, the two sites with completely different ambitions in the second half of the season. Morecambe are fighting hard to avoid relegation to the National League, while Colchester United are eyeing promotion to the League One. The hosts do not seem to be at their sharpest at the moment, with the team suffering a loss in each of their previous three league fixtures.
The U’s, on the other hand, shared the spoils with the likes of Exeter City, Crawley Town, and Stevenage in the previous three league fixtures, but it seems as if their performances are better than the results. Colchester United will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways; therefore, we are tempted to put our money on the away side. In the first half of the season Morecambe defeated Colchester at JobServe Community Stadium, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (A-Jay Leitch-Smith):
Born in Crewe, England on March 6, 1990, A-Jay Leitch-Smith is a professional footballer who plays for Morecambe as a forward. Leitch-Smith is a product of the Crewe Alexandra football academy, and it has to be noted that he made 103 appearances for the club’s first team.
After spending several seasons on loan at Halifax Town, Newcastle Town, IBV, and Curzon Ashton, the English footballer joined Yeovil Town on a permanent basis in the 2014/2015 season. A-Jay Leitch-smith played for the likes of Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, and Dundee (loan) as well before moving to his current club Morecambe.
Leitch-Smith is a very intelligent and creative attacker with good technical abilities. His preferred foot is centre-forward, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well. The English footballer, who wears the number 28 jersey at Morecambe, has a contract with the Shrimps until June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Colchester):
Founded in 1937, Colchester United are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The U’s welcome their rivals at Colchester Community Stadium, the venue which has the capacity of 10,105 people.
Colchester United are well known for their blue kit, but white is the dominant colour of their away kit. The U’s have an official fans association known as the CUSA. Colchester supporters consider Wycombe Wanderers the club’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalries with Southend United and Ipswich Town are big as well. Colchester United did well to win the FA Trophy in the 1991/92 season, with the team clinching the Essex Senior Cup trophy in the 2009/10 season.
In December 1961 the U’s recorded their biggest win, with the team rolling over Bradford City 9-1 in the Fourth Division. Colchester United repeated the success 44 years later as they hammered Leamington 9-1 in the FA Cup round 1.