Crawley Town 1 Harrogate Town 3: Advertiser player ratings

Harrogate Town recorded back-to-back League Two victories for the first time since October when they beat Crawley 3-1 away from home.

Sunday, 7th February 2021, 10:52 am
Harrogate Town players celebrate after Simon Power fired them into a 3-0 lead against Crawley in first-half stoppage-time. Pictures: UK Sports Images Ltd/Jamie Evans.

Here's an assessment of how Simon Weaver's men performed during Saturday's triumph in Sussex.

James Belshaw 7 - Produced an impressive save in the seconds before Crawley’s goal, but didn’t have too many others to make. Provided a commanding voice from the back throughout.

Warren Burrell 7 - A strong display at right-back on his 250th appearance for the club. Looked good going forward in the first half and defended well when Town were up against it during the second.

Simon Power takes aim at the Red Devils' goal.

Will Smith 6 - Sent off in the 67th minute for denying Tom Nichols a clear goal scoring opportunity. Was caught out by the Red Devils man's clever run, but his challenge more than likely prevented a goal. Had performed well up to that point.

Connor Hall 7 - Solid on his return from a one-game ban, the dismissal of his centre-back partner didn’t unsettle him at all. If anything, he was even more dominant during the final 20 minutes.

Ed Francis 7 - Another solid display at left-back from the central midfielder. Didn’t shirk any challenges and competed for every ball.

Simon Power 8 - Deserved his first Town goal, albeit with the help of a deflection. Always looked a threat up against Mark Wright, though that’s not entirely surprising given one is a professional footballer and the other a TV personality.

Town man of the match Josh March challenges The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright.

George Thomson 8 - Another excellent display in the centre of midfield. His passing and ability to keep the ball make him look like he has played in this position for many years.

Josh Falkingham 8 - A fine display from the Harrogate skipper, who was a master in winning the ball back. Particularly influential in the first half when his tenacity helped dominate the game.

Josh McPake 7 - Was the victim of a number of early fouls that seemed to slow the Glasgow Rangers loanee's progress, but he never gave up the cause. Booked for dissent before being replaced on 69 minutes due to Smith’s red card.

Aaron Martin 9 - Looks a man bang in form at the moment. Took his goal very well after a clever one-two with Josh March and won almost every aerial challenge. Ran himself into the ground to the extent he had to be replaced in the 89th minute.

Josh March 9 - ADVERTISER STAR MAN. A constant threat to the Crawley defence, setting up Martin for Town's opener and winning and scoring the penalty to make it 2-0. Replaced after 72 minutes, he now has three goals and two assists to his name in six appearances - three of which were from the substitutes' bench.