Can the Red Devils to maintain their unbeaten run
and climb further up the League 1 table this Saturday
The Red Devils have one of the shorter journeys for an away match on Saturday when they travel across the county border into Kent. Gillingham is an hour’s drive from Crawley so we could see a good away following. The only downside of travelling to Gillingham is that the away fans are housed in an open stand with no roof covering – Let’s hope its dry, and thats the forecast for Saturday afternoon, otherwise we can see some very wet supporters making their way home in the evening.
John Gregory will have the services of the whole squad on Saturday with both Joe Walsh and Rory Fallon back from their international matches – with the rest of the players all available it will be a hard task to predict the starting line up. The Red Devils have played their better matches away from home, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see an attacking line up for this game. Paul Connolly did nothing wrong against Stevenage on Tuesday evening, but with Joe Walsh available, the normal back four will probably be selected. In midfield will be the selection issue – both the Palace youngsters have played and performed reasonably well, but for this game I can see Dannie Bulman, Mike Jones, Andy Drury and Gary Dicker starting, with on fire Matt Tubbs being either partnered by Jamie Proctor or Billy Clarke, again Rory Fallen will have to take his place on the bench again.
The Red Devils unbeaten run now has extended to seven matches with the match against Stevenage last Tuesday evening – but it was so late for the home equaliser, but very welcome to say the least – it always surprises me that supporters can leave a match before the game is finished especially when there is only one goal in it – this happen on Tuesday with many home supporters making their way to the exit from 85 minutes, thinking that the game was over. With Matt Tubbs in the side nothing is over until the referee blows the final whistle.
The opponents on Saturday are Gillingham, whose current run of form has not been that brilliant – losing four of their last five matches – definitely out tomorrow is Danny Kedwell, Cody MacDonald should be fit to lead the attack.
Just to let you know we have a few spaces on the coach for Saturday, so it’s not too late to book on if you decide to travel – we depart the Half Moon at midday, the pub will be open from 11.00am for anyone wanting a quick drink before we travel.
Next Tuesday evening we will not be providing any transport to Shrewsbury as not many supporters are able to travel to this game – we know it down to the distance and the time needed to be taken off work, so
we have decided that it’s not financially viable to run any transport – some of us are travelling by car to the game though.
Congratulations to both Joe Walsh and Rory Fallen who both played in their internation matches - Jo for the full 90 minutes and Rory for the last 7 minutes - Watching the England v Wales under 21 match I thought Jo had an outstanding game against some of the top young players of the premiership teams - will do his confidence and his playing career no harm what so ever. Well played Jo from all Crawley supporters.
Matt Tubbs is now the clubs leading goal scorer - 6 goals in as many games - long may it continue for the remainder of this season.
There is still time for you to book on our two night’s trip to Blackpool for our match against Preston North End on Saturday 29th March. We travel up to Blackpool on Friday 28th March and stay in the Stretton Hotel for the two nights, departing after breakfast to Crawley on the Sunday morning. Cost for this two night trip is £80 for adults and £35.00 under 16’s sharing a parent’s room. If you require a single room the cost is £100.00. These fares include B&B for the two nights, coach travel, and a buffet on the way up on Friday at the White Lion, Barthomley. The coach will be parked up when we arrive in Blackpool and we travel to the game at Preston on Saturday by train – 2 stops from Blackpool North Station. 31 supporters have already booked on, and we still have rooms available if you want to make a weekend of it. Even if you other half doesn’t want to come to the game, they can spend the time in Blackpool wandering round the shopping centres followed by afternoon tea at the majestic Tower Ballroom, plus a trip to the top of the Tower. Also, if they are that way inclined there is always the Blackpool theme park with the rides.
– LAST AWAY GAME OF THE SEASON.
BRADFORD CITY – 26th APRIL 2014 – OVERNIGHT TRIP
We have now arranged and booked the hotel for the last away match of this season – Bradford City. This will be only one night, staying at the Holiday Inn Express, East Midlands – we have provisionally booked 20 rooms – 8 doubles and 12 twin, all rooms can be single occupancy although at an extra cost.
The cost for each adult sharing is £60.00 and for a single occupancy room is £85.00, under 16’s sharing a parents room is £30.00. The costs include B & B at the hotel, coach travel and buffet lunch on the way up to Bradford, hopefully at the Minors Arms, Tankersley – this is where we stopped when our previous trip to Bradford City was called off en-route. I need to start take bookings, so that I can confirm the rooms with the hotel and make sure we have the correct type. All rooms need to be confirmed by 29th March – 4 weeks before we travel. In the evening we are only a short taxi ride away from the Cross Keys at Castle Donington.
Please let me know as soon as you can with an initial £20.00 per person deposit.
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