A bit of history to start - 7 years ago we were on our way to Old Trafford for the FA Cup 5th round ties the other Red Devils - brilliant day out and "if only" Richard Brodies's header was 6 inches lower we could have had a replay - will always be a game remembered by all Crawley fans - whether you got to the game or watched it on TV. One of the video clips above shows the coaches travelling on the M23 leaving for Manchester.
Great result on Saturday and we are getting ever closer to the playoff's - keep this form going and who knows what will happen - we still have teams to play above us, win them and we get closer - that said we need to beat Forest Green Rovers on Saturday. The second coach is filling up as well now - with more supporters booking on over the weekend and today - if you want to travel to the game then please contact us to book your seat - we need to let the pub know approx. numbers by Wednesday for the buffet.
So, we now move on to Forest Green Rovers (Saturday 24th February) - now up to 78 already booked and increasing all the time (four
more booked on as I am writing this update - as said we do have two confirmed coaches travelling to this game, and have seats available– so please contact me or Patrick to book on. We depart from the Stadium at 9.30am and have a buffet booked at the Majors Retreat in Tormarton – just off the M4 at junction 18 – where we come off for Nailsworth anyway. Viv and her staff are up for the challenge of two coaches of supporters, up to 100 people if both are full, it will take time to serve everyone so please be patient, they will serve you as fast as possible. It’s planned to be there for midday and leave at 1.30ish – it’s then about 25 minutes to the Ground. Cost for this trip is £20.00 for all.
Saltdean United - Sussex Senior Cup Semi Final - Wednesday 28th February 2018 at Culver Road Lancing
We now have the Sussex Senior Cup semi-final to look forward too against County League side Saltdean United - this is on February 28th with a 7.15pm kick off - we will put on supporters transport to Lancing and depending on how many book on will determine what - initially a 34 seater coach so please start letting us know if you are interested in travelling - we will depart the Stadium at 5.00pm, bearing in mind we are travelling in the rush hour. Saltdeam have a couple of former Red Devils in their squad - keeper Rikki Banks and Kevin Keehan.
Saturday 17th March, is our overnight trip to Carlisle United which is also getting good numbers, now 31 already confirmed –
cost for this trip is £70.00 – which includes coach travel, Buffet at the Cross Keys in Teebay, and B/B at Morecambe on Saturday evening – we still have rooms available if you want to join us. It is an early start from Crawley on Saturday morning 5.30am – we will have a couple of stops before reaching the Cross Keys – M6 Toll services and probably Lancaster Services – it then about an hour to Teebay. From there it’s 45 minutes to Carlisle. We aim to be in Carlisle for 2.15pm. After the game we return to Morecambe and we should arrive at the hotel for about 6.30pm to book in. The rest of the evening is yours – some of us are going to the Hurley Flyer for dinner, this is just by Morecambe’s football ground and about a 20-minute walk from the hotel (or you can hope on a bus). We return on Sunday morning after breakfast, leaving about 9.30/10.00am, again we will have a stop at the M6 Toll services. We hope to be back in Crawley for 4.30pm. Please for those haven’t paid, can you pay your £30.00 deposits.
Sorry, but we will not be providing any supporters transport for a “there and back” in the day to Carlisle.
Our other game in March is Good Friday when we travel to Cambridge United for a 3.00pm kick off – we will now start taking booking’s for this trip – depending on numbers travelling (two or more!!coaches) we may have to forgo the pub stop at Babraham – we will speak to them and see what they say – this will determine what time we leave Crawley. Cost for this trip will be £15.00 for all travelling.