Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Broadhall Way will host Saturday’s League Two game between Stevenage and Harrogate, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Boro aim to climb to automatic promotion places, but their performance in a 3-0 loss to Bradford City was anything but brilliant. Stevenage, though, are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and a triumph over Harrogate will see them keep their 100% record on home soil intact. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Sulphurites, on the other hand, have been totally out of form of late, with the team collecting only one point in total from the last five league fixtures. Given their difficulties in front of goal, we do not believe that the Boro will have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. The good news for the visiting team is that defender Rory McArdle has overcome his injury.
Highlighted Player (Jake Taylor):
Jake Taylor is a product of the Reading football academy who plays for Exeter City in the League Two. Taylor spent his youth career at Reading, and he continued wearing the blue and white shirt at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 31 appearances with the Royals in the league, the English footballer spent several seasons on loan at the likes of Aldershot Town, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient, and Motherwell. In 2016 Jake Taylor returned to Exeter City, signing a permanent deal with the St James Park outfit.
Despite being born in Ascot, England, on December 1, 1991, Taylor represents Wales on the international stage. He has ten caps with the Wales U21 team, and he made his debut with the Dragons at the senior level in a 2-1 win over Cyprus on October 13, 2014. His primary position is central midfielder.
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.