Providing the official Red Devil supporters transport to away games - We are back now taking bookings for coaches for this season which is going to be exciting - come and support your team on the road.

I was in two minds about travelling by coach. As I said to Pat on Saturday I thought it might be a closed shop/bit of a clique. Well I got that totally wrong. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming

Status of away travel

NEXT AWAY GAME – COME AND WATCH THE RED DEVILS ON THE ROAD –  THIS SATURDAY  – 27th August 2022 – to ROCHDALE –  

28 BOOK ON FOR THIS TRIP – SEATS STILL AVAILABLE

COACH DEPARTS FROM THE BROADFIELD STADIUM AT 7.00AM – COST IS £30.00 WHICH INCLUDES A BUFFET LUNCH ON THE WAY AT THE KILTON INN. AS NORMAL WITH OUR TRIPS WE WILL HAVE A COMFORT /COFFEE STOP ON ROUTE TO THE GAME AND ALSO A STOP ON THE WAY HOME AT A MOTORWAY SERVICE STATION. WHICH ONES WILL BE CONFIRMED AS WE DEPART EACH TRIP.

PLEASE CONTACT EITHER ALAIN OR PATRICK TO BOOK YOUR SEATS – WE WILL BE IN REDZ BEFORE ANY HOME MATCHES TO RECIEVE PAYMENT.

As we did last season as a trial – we can confirm again this season that if you book and pay for your match tickets via the Crawley ticket office but are unable to get to the stadium to pick it up, then we will collect it for you and bring the ticket up on the coach on the day of the match – you must let us and the club know that you want us to collect it for you. We will collect on Friday’s for the Saturday games and Monday’s for the Midweek games. We will confirm with you that we have collected the ticket and please collect from us as the coach arrives at the stadium. We aim to be at the stadiums for 2.00pm on Saturdays and 7.00pm on the midweek games.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE FULHAM CUP MATCH FROM TODAY – FULL DETAILS ARE ON THE CLUBS WEBSITE –

RED DEVILS PICK UP THEIR FIRST POINT OF THE SEASON WITH A 0-0 DRAW AT HARROGATE AND MOVE OFF THE BOTTOM OF LEAGUE 2.

This is the Harrogate match report taken from their website.

The spoils were shared on a sweltering afternoon at The Envirovent Stadium as Town and Crawley played out a goalless draw.

After an opening forty-five minutes that saw both sides contending with the conditions, the second-half was a far more open affair with both having opportunities to come away with all three points. Simon Weaver made five changes to the side that exited the Carabao Cup against Stockport in midweek. Joe Mattock, Warren Burrell, Alex Pattison and Luke Armstrong all returned to the side and there was a debut handed to new signing Kayne Ramsay, whose arrival from Southampton was announced earlier in the day.

The visitors were dealt a blow when summer signing, and last season’s League Two top scorer, Dom Telford was not fit enough to make the squad after suffering an injury in midweek against Bristol Rovers. Town opened the game with a multi-pass move that swept the play across the pitch, with Town forcing an early corner.

Jack Powell had the first opportunity for the visitors when he found himself in space but he was too far out to test Pete Jameson and his shot flew well over the bar to safety. Tom Nicholls could consider himself fortunate to have escaped a yellow card after his late challenge on Miles Welch-Hayes.

Jameson was tested on 20 minutes when Kwesi Appiah raced on to ball played over the top. However, Joe Mattock remained at close quarters to allow Jameson time to come off his line and narrow the angle. The recent weather had appeared to slow the pitch, with a number of passes notably holding up in the surface. Town though were having the better of the play, with an Alex Pattison comfortably handled by Corey Addai before a Welch-Hayes cross was met by Luke Armstrong but turned behind for a corner. Travis Johnson then had to be at full stretch to clear at the far post with Jaheim Headley ready to pounce after Addai parried.

With five minutes to go before the break the visitors were forced into their first change when Ludwig Francilette was forced off through injury and replaced by James Tilley. Town finished the half with another neat move, with the ball again sprayed from side to side before Pattison fired straight at Addai, and Armstrong scuffing an effort after Daly had crossed from the right-hand side. Despite the hot conditions and having five changes available, neither manager opted to make a change at the break.

The best chance of the game came in the opening minute after the break though when Nicholls curled an effort low to Jameson’s left, with Town’s ‘keeper moving to quickly to palm the ball away from danger. Tilley then flashed a cross along the six-yard box that caused hearts to flutter momentarily in the Town defence.
Crawley were showing far more sign of life after the break and Tilley was again involved, cutting in from the right to fire a left-footed effort that Jameson had to beat away. Town responded by making their first change of the game when Daly was withdrawn for Jack Muldoon.

Muldoon almost made an immediate impact too. New-boy Ramsay showed a burst of pace and power down the right-hand side to deliver a ball across the box that Town’s substitute almost converted at the far post. Jameson was again called upon when Mazeed Ogungbo headed goal bound but Town’s stopper was equal to the task to turn the effort behind.

Both sides then made changes. Firstly, Aramide Oteh replaced Kwesi Appiah before Lewis Richards came on for Headley. The visitors were edging closer to opening their account for the season and Tilley again proved to be the key man when he raced into the box to meet Brandon Mason’s cross. He was unfortunate though to see his effort ricochet off the bar. Another double change followed when Ashley Nadesan was withdrawn for James Balazigi and Thomson replaced Stephen Dooley in the Town midfield. Mason then fizzed an effort narrowly over the bar before Balagizi flashed wide when he was well placed to have found a better end result.

With five minutes remaining Town showed they weren’t out of the contest when Muldoon’s turn and cross was met forcefully by Pattison but his header lacked direction and well over Addai’s bar. Muldoon then had the opportunity of the afternoon as the game ticked into injury time but he snatched at his effort and the ball fell wide of Addai’s post. The result saw Town move to four points from their three games so far ahead of a pair of away fixtures this week that sees them travel to Gillingham and Barrow.

TOWN: Jameson, Welch-Hayes, Burrell, Mattock, Ramsay, Headley (Richards, 71), Austerfield, Dooley (Thomson, 76), Pattison, Daly (Muldoon, 62), Armstrong. Subs not used: Oxley, Ferguson, Frost, Ilesanmi.

Crawley Town: Addai, Craig, Powell, Nicholls, Nadesan (Balagizi, 76), Mason, Francilette (Tilley, 40), Appiah (Oteh, 70), Johnson, Hessenthaler,  Ogungbo.
Subs not used: Greensall, Khaleel, Jenks, Gallacher.
Referee: Tom Neild.
Attendance: 1,304

The only worry is that we still haven’t scored a League goal – and if you take in last season we have failed to score in 6 of the previous matches – WE NEED TO SCORE – and I’m sure Kevin Betsy is just wondering why this is happening.

We are again seeing players being injured – we now have Ludwig Francillette out for a few weeks after the Harrogate game.

Next we have three home matches – Tuesday against Northampton, Saturday against AFC Wimbledon and then the cup match against Fulham – we need to score goals to win matches and that’s not happening at the moment.

FUTURE AWAY GAMES ON THE HORIZON – just as a reminder – all coaches will depart at the stated time from the Broadfield Stadium we do not wait for late arrivals unless we get a text or phone call that you will be there in a few minutes – we suggest that you get to the Stadium at least 10 minutes before so that you are ready to board. All remaining timing are dependent on traffic conditions on the day.

The next two trips are identical except for the teams we are travelling to – both are in Greater Manchester and we will be stopping at the Kilton Inn on consecutive Saturdays – if any of the buffet remains after the Rochdale trip we can assure you we won’t be putting it in the freezer for the following week.  

ROCHDALE – Saturday 27th August 2022 – We have 28 booked on the coach – departing from the Broadfield Stadium at 7.00am – cost is £30.00 which includes a buffet lunch on the way to the game at the Kilton Inn, Knutsford just off the M6 at junction 19. We will have a comfort/coffee break at the M6 Toll services at about 10.00am. We will have a comfort/coffee stop on the way at the M6 Toll services before arriving at the Kilton Inn at about 11.30am – we will leave at 1.15pm to arrive at Rochdale for about 2.00pm. On the way home we will stop at the M6 Toll just to pick up the Toll coach pass before stopping at Oxford Services.

SALFORD CITY – Saturday 3rd September 2022 – departing from the Broadfield Stadium at 7.00am – cost is £30.00 which includes a buffet lunch on the way to the game at the Kilton Inn, Knutsford just off the M6 at junction 19. We will have a comfort/coffee break at the M6 Toll services at about 10.00am. We will have a comfort/coffee stop on the way at the M6 Toll services before arriving at the Kilton Inn at about 11.30am – we will leave at 1.00pm to arrive at Rochdale for about 2.00pm. On the way home we will stop at the M6 Toll just to pick up the Toll coach pass before stopping at Oxford Services.

Please start booking your seats for these matches – contact either Alain or Patrick to reserve your place and then we will be in or outside REDZ at any of the home games for payment to confirm your seats please – This season its pay before travel as we had numerous supporters not turn up for the coach who had not paid where seats could have been given to other supporters wanting to travel. If you fail to turn up for the coach without prior notification of at least 24 hours, you will be charged and if you haven’t paid for your seat you won’t be allowed to travel on our coach until that trip has been paid for.

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To book on any of our coaches please contact me either by – Phone 07771 792346 - E mail alain_harper@icloud.com