Broadfield Stadium host Crawley Town and Harrogate Town this Saturday in a big mid table clash in League Two. Not much separates the team in the mid table, making a win in this clash likely to push the winner closer to the top of the pack.
Crawley Town currently sit 12th in League Two after 17 games. The Red Devils have seven wins, three draws and seven losses which leaves them on 24 points, just seven points behind the Play-off places.
In their last five games in all competitions, Crawley have two wins and three losses. Ronan Darcy opened the scoring in the sixth minute for Crawley, but a brace from Callum Morton gave Forest Green Rovers the 2 - 1 win. In the First round of the FA Cup, Crawley travelled to Notts County. Danilo Orsi did manage to bag a brace for Crawley but goals from Daniel Crowley, David McGoldrick and Macaulay Langstaff gave Notts County the 3 - 2 win and the spot in the next round.
Crawley bounced back against Aston Villa’s U21 team in the Football League Trophy. Jack Roles and Kamari Simon-Swyer put Crawley into an early 2 - 0 lead, but a goal from Kobei Moore meant it was 2 - 1 at halftime. Rico Richards equalised for Aston Villa but Roles’ second goal of the game gave Crawley the 3 - 2 win. Another win came Crawley’s way against Accrington Stanley. Another Orsi brace and a goal from Will Wright gave Crawley the 2 - 1 win over ten-man Accrington, who had Bradley Hills sent off.
The last time out for Crawley was against Barrow. Dom Telford scored the only goal of the game in the 1 - 0 win for Barrow despite Crawley having 67% of the possession.
Harrogate sit just two places below Crawley in 14th. In their 18 games, Harrogate have seven wins, two draws and nine losses, leaving them on 23 points, one point behind Crawley and eight points from the Play-offs.
In their last five games in all competitions, Harrogate have two wins, one draw and two losses. Zac Williams scored the only goal of the game in the first half to give Crewe Alexandra the 1 - 0 win. In the First round of the FA Cup, Harrogate travelled to Marine. Abraham Odoh, Rod McDonald and Matthew Colin Foulds all scored along with Sam Folarin who grabbed a brace in the 5 - 1 thrashing of Marine who actually had more shots on target than Harrogate.
George Thomson left it until the 84th minute to grab the winning goal for Harrogate as they beat Walsall 1 - 0, despite Walsall having 26 shots. In the Football League Trophy, Harrogate was on the losing side against Carlisle. Jordan Gibson scored twice in the 2 - 0 win for Carlisle.
The most recent outing was back in League Two against Swindon Town. Jake Young opened the scoring for Swindon but in the second half Jack Muldoon equalised as the game finished 1 - 1.
Crawley and Harrogate is a very young fixture with there only being six meetings so far and the first meeting coming as recently as 2020. Crawley has two wins and Harrogate has a single win in the fixture, with a draw being the most common outcome with three draws so far.