Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Globe Arena will host Saturday’s football game between Morecambe and Harrogate, the two mid-table sides. Morecambe aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Newport, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their third home win of the season. Defender Stephen Hendrie, who was sent off at the weekend, is out of contention through suspension. Harrogate, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Scunthorpe and Forest Green.
The newcomers have been struggling at the back of late, and seeing that Morecambe are eager to move a little closer to the playoffs berth, we believe that home win should be considered. A man to watch in the home team will be Mendes Gomes, who has found his goalscoring touch of late. The two teams meet for the first time ever in a competitive match.
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 (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.