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, 18:29

  • 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.

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Concord Rangers 0 - 0 Harrogate Town

Goalless at the break:

Town have been very much the better team and in full control, without really looking at their best. Simon Weaver will want more from his players in the second 45. Special mention to Concord goalkeeper Chris Haigh who has been very impressive thus far.

Proud to be Town:

Harrogate Town fans get ready for the game at the Cedar Court Hotel.
Harrogate Town fans watch the Wembley final at the Teepee on the Stray at the Cedar Court Hotel. Pictured from left Stephen Flood, Clayton Tunnicliffe, Brogan Tunnicliffe and Julie Tunnicliffe cheering on the team.

The Leftbridge and Clarke family cheer on the team from the Cedar Court Hotel.

Harrogate Town President George Dunnington cheering on his team at the Teepee on the Stray at the Cedar Court Hotel.

Jon Stead has had the best chances for Harrogate Town in the first half. Can he find the net in the second half?

We are underway again... Come on Town!!!

Business as usual:

Town have started the second half just as they finished the first... in control, but not showing enough class in the final third.

Cutting edge required:

Town asking plenty of questions during the early moments of the second period, but they’re lacking that little bit of cutting edge inside the Concord box.

Best chance of the game for Rangers’ Jack Cawley, but he blazes over the Town bar from three yards out. Has to score that. A big let-off for the Sulphurites.

Living dangerously:

For all of Town’s dominance in possession, they are still at 0-0 and Concord are starting to believe they can get something out of this. Town need to find another gear.

Double change at 62 minutes:

Double-substitution for Town.

Mark Beck replaces Stead up top, Ryan Fallowfield replaces Jones, who is on a booking. Burrell will switch to left-back and Fallowfield will play down the right

Huge chance for Town:

Town’s best chance of the second half, a fine last-ditch challenge prevents Beck from converting Falkingham’s cross from the right at the near post.

More Town pressure. Falkingham’s shot is blocked, then Thomson follows up with a volley which Haigh does well to push behind.

Another change for Town:

Friday’s hat-trick hero Brendan Kiernan is on, taking the place of McPake on the left flank.

Concord goalkeeper Chris Haigh has had an outstanding game so far, making some crucial saves and proving the difference between the two sides.

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