The Red Devils now have 3 home matches on the spin - with Southend the visitor’s tomorrow evening in the JP Trophy (7.45pm kick off), Leyton Orient visit next Saturday (3.00pm kick off) in a league game and then the final match of the trio is another league game against Luton on the 17th October, with a 3.00pm kick off.
Tickets for all these matches are available from the club office, with tomorrow night’s cup match being at a much reduced price – Adults £10.00 and concessions £5.00.
GH Day trip to Plymouth
We had a great day trip to Plymouth on Saturday despite the results of the Red Devils and England, departing Crawley at 6.30am we arrived at our pub stop at midday, having had a couple of comfort/coffee breaks at Amesbury and Exeter. The Kings Arms in Buckfastleigh is a delight and we were treated very well and the hot buffet provided was excellent. If you are in the area it’s well worth a visit. Then the trip home again was thankfully a clear run as we had arranged to stop at Andover New Street FC (who play in the Wessex League) to watch the England rugby world cup match against the Aussies. We arrived in the social club as the game kicked off – perfect timing and were met by the clubs chairman, everyone made very welcome; they again provided us with some food while we watched England fail to qualify for the quarter finals. We departed at 10.00pm and arrived back home at 11.30pm. We are going to send them a CTFC scarf to hang up in their club and they also offered to host CTFC in a pre-season friendly, something tells me this might not actually take place.
We are sorry to say that GH Coaches will not be providing any supporters transport for the evening match at Morecambe on Tuesday 20th October – this is down to very low numbers travelling and the cost of providing our normal transport, either minibus or coach. We do have a couple of supporters driving and staying the evening in Morecambe, so we could put those who want to go in touch with them – please contact Alain 07771-792346.
News on former players
Former Red Devil centre back Dean Leacock has signed for Whitehawk in the Vanarama National South. Dean was one of the players released last season when his contract expired.
Paul Connelly is now playing for Stockport County in the Vanarama National League North.
Mustapha Dumbaya scored his first league goal for Partick Thistle at the weekend.
Next away match is our overnight trip TO HARTLEPOOL UNITED – we still have rooms available if you want to join us
The overnight trip to Hartlepool United on Saturday 24th October is starting to take shape. We have now booked rooms for the first group of travellers that have let me know. We still have rooms available for the overnight stop in Seaton Carew – if you want to join us please let me know as soon as possible. The Aarondale Hotel is now full, but we have another available and is just around the corner about a 5 minute walkaway also in Seaton Carew.
Like last time we have been in contact the Seaton Carew Social Club which is midway between the two hotels, about us visiting there for the evening and again we have been accordingly invited to join them – provided that Hartlepool win. Unfortunately anyone under 18 will only be allowed in the social club until 7.00pm.
Cost for the weekend is £70.00 per person which includes the coach and overnight B & B – we are in the process of arranging a buffet on the way up at Thirsk. It will be an early start 6.00am, for this game we will depart from the Stadium rather than the New Moon for parking cars.
We are now taking bookings for the away match at Carlisle United
In six weeks the Red Devils make their longest trip of the season - all the way up to just south of Hadrian’s Wall, beyond is Scotland. If you haven’t done this trip then it’s a must, the scenic views of Cumbria and the Lake District is amazing. The thought of doing this trip – there and back in a day just doesn’t appeal, with us you get a relaxing evening at the hotel and travel back in the daylight the following day after breakfast, and it has been known for one or two to be recovering from the hangover on the first part of the journey home.
Carlisle United – Overnight trip – Saturday 28th November 2015
we will be stopping at the Clifton Hotel in Morecambe as we usually do for this trip, travelling back the hour after the game at Carlisle; again the cost of the overnight trip will be comparable to the Hartlepool game no more than £70.00 which includes the B&B in Morecambe, Coach travel and the buffet.
It will be another early start, 5.30am, we will have a break at the M6 Toll and then Lancaster services for a comfort break before hopefully arriving at the Cross Keys for Midday, if we have a good run without traffic problems then it could be half an hour earlier. We will leave for Carlisle at 1.30pm to complete the epic journey.
Remember that Under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult for all our overnight trips we arrange.