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Preview: Cheltenham Town

13 April 2017

A look ahead to Good Friday's game against the Robins

The Reds host Cheltenham Town on Good Friday (kick off 3pm) looking for revenge after the reverse at the LCI Rail Stadium in October.

 

Last weekend Ryan Taylor’s late goal handed Plymouth a 2-1 victory in our last outing. Dean Cox grabbed his first goal for the club during the opening period, but it proved to be in vain against Derek Adams’ men.

 

The Robins drew 3-3 away to Wycombe Wanderers last weekend, Billy Waters’ brace and a goal from Harry Pell cancelled out Garry Thompson’s double and a Joe Jacobson penalty at Adams Park.

 

The Video:

 

to watch Kaby Djalo look ahead to the contest.here to watch Dermot Drummy preview the game – and hereClick

 

The Opposition:

 

position in Sky Bet EFL Two ahead of the game on Friday.stThe Robins sit in 21

 


Following last season’s Vanarama National title winning campaign Cheltenham have found it tough on their return to the League.


They finished

the 2015/16 season with 101 points, scoring the most goals and conceding the least as they came back up as National League champions at the first time of asking.

The Gloucestershire side signed 10 new faces during the January window in a bid to kick-start their campaign, and the line-up on Friday  will be very different to the side that faced the Reds back in October.

 

The Previous Meeting:

 

The Robins ran out 2-1 winners in the reverse fixture between the sides back in October despite Kaby Djalo’s long range strike in the second half, his first goal for the club.

 

The Reds fell behind early on when a long ball over the top split the visiting defence open, allowing Billy Waters in on goal before he fired low past Glenn Morris to give the hosts an early lead.

 

Jack Munns doubled the advantage just after the hour mark when he volleyed home stylishly after a knockdown from Danny Wright to put Gary Johnson’s men in full control.

 

Djalo’s long range effort came soon after, before Bobson Bawling fired against the bar as the Reds pushed late on but were unable to find an equalising goal.

 

The Officials:

 

for his previous appointments and his assistants for the fixture.hereCharles Breakspear will take charge of his third Reds game this season – click

 

The Ticket Details:

 

for a full price list for the game against the Robins.hereClick


Remember that all U11 tickets are just £1!

 

Follow it live:

 

Reds Player HD subscribers can listen to full live commentary of the game with the Robins with Harry Maynard and Tony Vessey from 2.55pm.

 

to the subscription service.hereFans can sign up

 

Live minute-by-minute updates will be available on our official Twitter feed – with half time and full time updates on our Facebook page.

 

Instagram and Snapchat users can go behind the scenes throughout the afternoon – fans should add ‘@crawley_town_fc’ and ‘@crawleytownfc’ respectively.

 

After the game, a full match report and all the reaction will be available on our website, YouTube and Reds Player HD.


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