Cheltenham Town 4 Harrogate Town 1: Advertiser player ratings

Harrogate Town debut season as a Football League club ended with a 4-1 defeat on the road at Cheltenham Town.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 9:34 am
Harrogate Town midfielder William Hondermarck in action against Cheltenham Town. Pictures: Matt Kirkham

Here's an assessment of how Simon Weaver's men performed as they were soundly beaten by the League Two champions.

Joe Cracknell 5 - Conceded four for the second league game running, albeit against the league’s top two teams. Should have done a lot better with the Robins' first, his handling and kicking was a bit suspect, but did make a couple of good saves one-on-one.

Ryan Fallowfield 6 - Wasn’t able to hurt the hosts down the right-hand side, and failed to stop deliveries into the box, one of which lead to the hosts’ third goal.

Brendan Kiernan impressed once again for the Sulphurites.

Will Smith 6 - Lacked a bit of composure on the ball and wasn’t able to prevent Cheltenham hitting four. Lost his footing on a couple of occasions at key moments.

Kevin Lokko 6 - Looked exposed at the back, though did show signs of his strength. Could perhaps have done more to prevent Cheltenham’s fourth before being replaced by Connor Hall after 61 minutes.

Mitch Roberts 5 - His deep cross led to Town’s opener, but this was a very shaky performance defensively. Twice caught out at the back post by high balls into the box that lead to goals. Replaced by Warren Burrell.

George Thomson 6 - Not at his best by his own high standards in what was his 54th game of the season. Quality of delivery was not at its usual level.

Ed Francis 5 - Struggled to impact the game in a midfield two with William Hondermarck, though did put in a couple of good challenges before being replaced by Josh Falkingham.

William Hondermarck 6 - Perhaps unfortunate to have been replaced after 61 minutes by Lloyd Kerry. Showed glimpses of his talent but didn’t have too much impact on proceedings

Jack Muldoon 7 - Deployed out on the left but still posed a threat. Finished well with his head to claim his 15th of the season, rounding off a good campaign in front of goal.

Brendan Kiernan 7 - ADVERTISER STAR MAN. Another promising display from the livelier attacker, who is clearly high on confidence and will he disappointed the season has come to an end. Rattled the crossbar with a great strike and struck a volley well to force a good save from Cheltenham goalkeeper Josh Griffiths.

Jon Stead 7 - A good showing on his last-ever professional appearance. Could have scored inside the first minute, but lead the line well all afternoon and set up Muldoon’s goal before being replaced in the 81st minute by Josh Andrews.