Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Morecambe will be looking to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Mansfield Town when they take on Crawley Town at Globe Arena on Matchday 33. Despite the defeat, Morecambe remained in top seven in the League Two, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the season finale if they are to secure promotion to the League One. Both Lyons and Hendrie are pushing for a start.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, did well to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Grimsby Town, with the team beating Exeter 2-0 at home ground. Crawley Town, though, have been struggling on the travels of late, and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Both Stephen Hendrie and Brad Lyons are pushing for a start for the hosts, while Reece Grego-Cox and Tom Dallison-Lisbon are likely to miss out for the visitors.
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 (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.