Live Blog - FA Trophy Final: Concord v Harrogate Town

Harrogate Town are playing Concord Rangers at Wembley in the FA Trophy Final this afternoon and you can follow every kick with us on this LIVE blog.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 5:06 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd May 2021, 5:44 pm
Harrogate Town face Concord Rangers in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley this afternoon.

Stay with us throughout the game for all the latest news and analysis from our man Rhys Howell at Wembley and Matt Reeder watching the action on TV.

FA Trophy Final: Concord Rangers v Harrogate Town

Last updated: Monday, 03 May, 2021, 17:46

  • Final Score: Concord Rangers 0 - 1 Harrogate Town (Falkingham 76)
  • Half-Time: Concord Rangers 0 - 0 Harrogate Town
  • Harrogate Town face Concord Rangers at Wembley in FA Trophy final.
  • No Football League side has ever won the FA Trophy.
  • Match should have been played last season but was postponed due to Covid.

Harrogate Town line-up:

Cracknell; Jones, Falkingham, Smith, Burrell, Thomson, Stead, Kerry, Muldoon, Hall, McPake.

Subs: Belshaw, Fallowfield, Beck, Kiernan, Francis, Williams, Lokko.

The game is underway as Harrogate Town look to become the first ever Football League side to win the FA Trophy...

These are the teams... in case you missed it:

The line-ups from Wembley.

Debut for Town’s brand-new all-black third kit... looking VERY nice.

Bright start from Town:

It’s been all Town during the opening exchanges, George Thomson seeing an early strike well saved by Chris Haigh and Lloyd Kerry also getting himself into a dangerous area inside the Concord box.

Lamar Reynolds of Concord Rangers controls the ball whilst under pressure from Connor Hall and Will Smith of Harrogate Town

Town still on top:

Concord have come into the contest a little bit, but Harrogate remain on top with 20 minutes on the clock. Stead came as close as anyone to breaking the deadlock a few minutes ago, spinning inside the Rangers box and bending a left-footed strike narrowly wide of the far post.

Great chance goes begging:

Stead should open the scoring from Jones’ low left-wing cross, but his close-range finish lacks conviction and Haigh is able to save.

‘Looking a real threat’:

‘Really good start from Harrogate, they look a real threat’... says BT Sport summariser and Portsmouth Manager Danny Cowley.

It is so disappointing to see those red empty seats... still can’t understand why the FA couldn’t arrange this game for a time when supporters would be allowed in!?!

Stead goes close again:

The veteran striker’s low 38th-minute strike is deflected goalwards by a Concord defender but Haigh pulls off a stunning reaction save with his leg to divert the ball over his cross-bar.

Harrogate have been in complete control of this game, but the final ball has been lacking. Patience and composure will be the order of the day.

There will be 2 minutes of added time at the end of the first half.

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