Harrogate Town 1 Concord Rangers 0: Advertiser player ratings

Harrogate Town triumphed at Wembley once again as they beat Concord Rangers 1-0 in the 2019/20 FA Trophy final.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 8:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 8:59 am
Harrogate Town striker Jon Stead competes for the ball with two Concord Rangers defenders. Pictures: Getty Images

Here's an assessment of how Simon Weaver's men performed under the famous arch.

Joe Cracknell 6 - Was largely untroubled between the sticks. Shanked one kick, though he got through the rest of his work without any issues and will be delighted to finish up a Wembley winner with a clean-sheet to his name.

Warren Burrell 7 - Very solid defensively at both right-back and left-back. Did his best to provide some width during the first half. Came up with an excellent covering tackle late in the day to snuff out what looked as if it was developing into a dangerous situation.

Will Smith, left, and Warren Burrell, right, chase down Rangers striker Lamar Reynolds.

Will Smith 7 - Dominant aerially for the most part and produced some composed moments. Was however fortunate not to give a penalty away on 32 minutes when he shoved Lamar Reynolds in the back with both hands.

Connor Hall 7 - Breezed through the majority of the game alongside Smith. Was in the right place to make a useful early block after Reynolds ran in behind the Harrogate back-four.

Dan Jones 7 - Combined fairly well with McPake down the left on a number of occasions and delivered a cross from that side of the field with Jon Stead should have buried on 25 minutes. Booked late in the opening half.

George Thomson 7 - Tidy in his work throughout the contest. Tested Chris Haigh with a fourth-minute shot, then again midway through the second 45 with a well-struck volley.

Josh Falkingham 7 - Wasn't able to dictate the tempo as he often does from the middle of the park, but the Town skipper would eventually pop up with the all-important winning goal.

Lloyd Kerry 8 - ADVERTISER STAR MAN. Stood out in midfield with a display of real quality. Switched the play on numerous occasions to good effect and showcased an excellent range of passing. Also got forward from the centre of the field to threaten the Concord goal a couple of times.

Josh McPake 6 - Just felt as if he never really quite got going on the left flank. A playing surface of the quality of Wembley's should have suited him down to the ground. Got into some promising positions without really managing to hurt the Rangers defence.

Jack Muldoon 7 - Might have expected to have more sights of goal against a side from two divisions below who hadn't played in three months, but Town's top-scorer ultimately provided the much-needed bit of impetus which led to Falkingham's winner and decided the match.

Jon Stead 7 - Just wasn't to be his day. Went close with a curling effort which he engineered for himself, though will have been disappointed not to tuck away a great first-half chance that was teed-up by Jones.

Substitutes:

Mark Beck (on for Stead, 61) 6 - Good movement at the near post saw him go close to scoring almost immediately after entering the fray. Also saw a shot from distance saved by Haigh.

Ryan Fallowfield (on for Jones, 62) 7 - Played almost like a right-winger when he came on and added an extra dimension down that side of the field.

Brendan Kiernan (on for McPake) 6 - Looked bright and confident and showed some nice touches. His pace and willingness to run caused problems for the Beach Boys' tiring legs. Might have done better with a headed opportunity.