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Status of away travel
NEXT AWAY GAME
SATURDAY 2nd OCTOBER – TRANMERE ROVERS 3.00pm KICK OFF
We depart from the stadium at 07.00am and the cost is £20.00.
We have a buffet stop arranged at the Fox and Hounds at Spronson Green – just of the M6 at junction 18. This is about an hour from Tranmere, we aim to be at the pub for 11.30 after a 30 minute comfort break at the M6 Toll services. We are now taking bookings for this trip please contact us to book your seat – we will only be taking the one coach – 26 seats already taken of the 53 available.
Tranmere Rovers match ticket are available from the Club office as from now – prices – Adults (23-64): £19, Senior (65+): £14, Young Person (18-22): £12, Under 18: £6, Under 12: £2, Disabled plus PA: £12
Overnight trip to Barrow – 20th November – see details full below for this trip.
26 supporters now booked on for the overnight trip to Barrow – we have both Family (as twin) and Double (as single) rooms are still available for this trip. Please contact us if you want to travel to the game
Red Devils get their first away win of the season with a 1 – 0 victory at Colchester.
Jack Payne scores the goal with Will Ferry providing the assist.
Well done to all the 178 supporters who travelled to the game, car, train and coach – we are certainly increasing the away following and the atmosphere behind the goal was brilliant and encouraging – our trip to Colchester on the coach was again hampered by an accident near the Dartford crossing, but we did get to the stadium in good time. Must say that after all the Ticket fiasco we were told that we could sit anywhere, so the “bubble” scenario were ignored and that fact that home supporters were using our catering facilities in the away end went against everything that their COVID rules stipulated. What was the point of their insistence about isolating supporters.
We had 3 supporters who failed to turn up for the coach which is annoying as we had 3 on the standby list who wanted to go to the game – these 3 will now not be allowed to travel again on our coaches until they have paid for their seats.
Getting back to the game, that was probably the most comprehensive display of the season so far, we rarely made a mistake and could have won by more than the 1 – 0 victory – a great team goal finished off by Jack Payne in the first half from a great pass by Will Ferry. The team are now much more consistent and playing some great attacking football, if they carry on like this then it going to be difficult for the others in the squad to break into the starting XI. If they do get their chance then they have to produce or they will lose it again. It was again our defence and especially Joel Lynch who stood out, winning everything in the air and encouraging the team all the time –the club must get him on a longer contract or we could lose him in January which would be a hammer blow to the team.
With these 3 points, we are now steadily climbing up the league table – now 14th and with Harrogate on Tuesday evening could get even higher – 7th and a play-off position is a great chance. We owe Harrogate after our shocking performance last season when we were 3 – 0 by half time – rallied a bit in the second but it was too little too late to get anything out of the game.
TRANMERE ROVERS AND ROCHDALE.
Our next offering of away matches come in two weeks’ time when we travel up north to Tranmere Rovers and Rochdale on consecutive weekends in October, Tranmere on Saturday 2nd October and Rochdale on the 9th October – for both matches we can confirm buffets stops – at the Fox & Hounds and the Kilton Inn respectively – both pubs we have visited previously. Both trips are £20.00 and will depart from the Stadium at 7.00am for Tranmere and 7.30am for Rochdale. We will only be running the one coach to these games so if you want to start booking your seats from now and we will put you on. Once they are full we will start standby lists for each trip.
As an update on supporters booked on the
Tranmere coach – 26
Rochdale coach – 15
Before we travel to these games we have two home matches, the rearranged Harrogate next Tuesday 21st Sept and then Bradford City 25th Sept the following Saturday – I will be in REDZ for both these games if you want to book on the next two away coaches or the Barrow trip.
OVERNIGHT TRIP – BARROW – Saturday 20th November 2021 – 3.00pm kick off.
As of 15th September we have 26 – confirmed bookings on the overnight trip to Barrow. We still have rooms available at the moment both Family (twin) and Doubles (which will be used as singles as well).
We depart from the stadium at 6.00am for the trip and will have a comfort break at the M6 Toll services for half an hour. We aim to be at the Gilpin Bridge Inn for Midday for the buffet lunch which is about 40 minutes from Barrow. Our Travelodge Hotel is directly opposite the ground about a 5 minute walk. We will probably check into the hotel after the game – having parked our coach there.
Cost for the trip are for a single occupancy room is £85.00 and for a shared room is £70.00 these costs are for room only – if you want breakfast then that is an extra £5.75 and you can pay that on the Sunday morning to the hotel. The costs include the Hotel Room, Travel by coach and a Buffet on Saturday lunchtime.
We will depart from Barrow on Sunday morning at 9.30am and again will have a comfort stop after about two hours if it is required or we will continue to the M6 Toll services to have a longer break before travelling back to Crawley for about 4.30pm.
Please start booking from now and we will need a £30.00 deposit to confirm the room reservation – if you want to pay the balance off over a few weeks then this can be arranged just speak to me and we’ll sort it. We have to confirm all the rooms by Mid October with Travelodge. If you want to travel after that date you may have to pay extra for the rooms if we can get them.