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Preview|Harrogate Town (H)

5 August 2022

Club News

Preview|Harrogate Town (H)

5 August 2022

Crewe Alexandra and Harrogate Town will face each other for the first time ever on Saturday, August 6 (3pm).

Both sides are looking to build on impressive opening-day victories, with Alex Morris and his men aiming to making it back-to-back successes at the start of a season for the first time since 1994-95.

The Opposition

After being promoted to the Football League for the first time in their long history in 2020, Harrogate made a flying start to their third campaign in League Two.

A super 3-0 home success at the expense of Swindon Town propelled them to second in the standings – and came as no real surprise.

They won their first three games of last term, going on to lose just one of the opening 11. Simon Weaver’s side are coming to Mornflake Stadium brimming with confidence.

The Gaffer

Simon Weaver is the longest-serving manager in the top four divisions after initially being appointed as player-manager in May, 2009. Alongside club Chairman and father Irving Weaver, he has led Harrogate from the six tier to the EFL, where they arrived in 2020.

Fighting Talk

Lee Bell: "They have some real energy and are very organised. I was impressed with how they played against Swindon, they are a good team. They are aggressive with lots of forward runners and they are aggressive, so we have to be able to match that – and more."

Simon Weaver: "Crewe can mix it up, throughout the team they have some experience and the expectant home crowd will be tricky in itself. But we just have to play to our strengths and try to nullify them. They have power and pace and we have to avoid giving too many free-kicks away because they have aerial threat."

Team news

Alex Morris has reported no new fresh concerns, but expects to still be without Christopher Long, Dave Richards and Rio Adebisi as they continue working towards full fitness.

Simon Weaver remains without defenders Rory McArdle and Will Smith as well as Josh Falkingham and Max Wright.


Declan Bourne has been appointed as referee. The Nottinghamshire-based official will travel to Mornflake Stadium in what is his third campaign an EFL official.

Assistant referees are Hristo Karaivanov and Grant Taylor, while Jake Topp is fourth official.

Elsewhere in League Two

Barrow v Bradford; Colchester v Carlisle; Crawley v Leyton Orient; Doncaster v Sutton; Gillingham v Rochdale; Grimsby v Northampton; Hartlepool v AFC Wimbledon; Mansfield v Tranmere; Newport v Walsall; Stevenage v Stockport; Swindon v Salford.

Ticket Details

2022/23 League Match Ticket Prices (Member rate in brackets)
  Main Stand Gresty Road End Family Stand
Adult £25 (£21) £23 (£20) £23 (£20)
Senior (60+) £19 (£16) £17.50 (£15) £17.50 (£15)
17-19 Years (£14.50) (£13.50) (£13.50)
Student (£12.50) (£12.50) (£12.50)
12-16 Years £12 (£10) £10 (£9.50) £10 (£9.50)
Under 11 £7.50 (£6) £6.50 (£5.50) £6.50 (£5.50)
Disabled £19 (£16) £17.50 (£15) £17.50 (£15)
Family Ticket N/A N/A £23.00*

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