As a Crawley supporter it couldn’t have been any better yesterday – the new man at the helm of the management team – Gabriele Cioffi saw his team win, which sent the Red Devils into the top half of the table – in tenth place, that said it is very congested at the top and another win could see us in the automatic promotion positions.
The team played well and comfortably beat Morecambe in the end with goals coming from Ashley Nathaniel-George solo effort on 52 minutes, his first for the club and Panutche Camara’s walk around the keeper for the second 3 minutes later.
The other good bit of news for the supporters was that after the game it was announced that Bondz N’Gala had signed for the rest of the season with a year’s option – he has certainly added some strength to the defence as the last two matches have produced clean sheets.
There is no doubting that the fans have already taken to Gabriele – his celebrations with the team after the second goal earnt him is first managerial yellow card – but we will forgive him for that, the referee had no choice but to book him – rules are rules!! At the final whistle the the whole management team and players acknowledging the home fans– brilliant stuff – this hasn’t happened before and I have been watching Crawley for more years than I care to remember.
Harry Kewell decided to sign defenders Cedric Evina and Jamie Turley who was on trial at the start of the preseason with us – strangely neither player were good enough for Crawley this season – both played against Stevenage and although Enzio Boldewijn scored his third of the season, they again failed to win at home, drawing 3 – 3 with the visitors coming from behind each time. One interesting observation was that HK was on the touch line having paid a fine for his Red Card at Exeter, let’s see what happens to Frank Lampard who received a Red card yesterday at Rotherham.
NEXT AWAY GAME
GILLYBEAN MEMORIAL MATCH – FOREST GREEN ROVERS
Our coach is now full and we have a standby list, so if you are already booked on the coach please let us know if you can’t travel to this game so that we can offer the seat to another supporter. If you don’t turn up on the day you will have to pay for your seat anyway.
This game is in memory of Gill Courtnell who sadly passed away earlier in the year – Thanks to Sue Benn who came up with the idea in organising this event in her memory. Gilly was an ardent supporter of the RED DEVILS and travelled to many of the away games by coach with the CTSA and latterly with us – so as a mark of respect, together are organising this trip in her honour. On 59 minutes we will have a minute’s applause to honour Gill.
FOREST GREEN ROVERS– Saturday 22nd September 2018 – Our supporters coach departs from the Broadfield stadium at 9.30am – cost is £20.00 for all – we have arranged a buffet stop at the Majors Retreat at Tormanton on route. We hope to arrive at the pub for midday leave at 1.30pm for the 30 minutes trip to Nailsworth. The team should be in the Red kit for this game. To book your seat on the coaches for this game please see either contact Sue Benn or us.
If any supporter is driving to the game and has spare seats in the car and would take other fellow supporters – please contact me and I will put you in touch with each other.
NOTTS COUNTY – Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Number for the game are growing – we have 25 now booked - we depart the stadium at 2.30pm for the 7.45pm kick off – we will stop at Watford Gap services for a break and again at the Cross Keys if we have sufficient time – we won’t be providing a buffet for this trip in case we encounter traffic problem and have to go straight to the ground. Cost for this trip is again £20.00.
BOOK NOW FOR AWAY TRAVEL
We are now taking bookings for all of these games, so please contact us to book on – also please where possible pay before travel. We are based in or just outside (if sunny and warm) Redz for both Saturday and Midweek matches.