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22 October 2018

Club News


22 October 2018

Read the low down as the Reds look to make it six in a row at home...

Crawley will look to make it six consecutive home league wins when second placed Exeter City come to town on Tuesday evening. The Reds demolished Newport County – who sat in third before kick – 4-1 on Saturday to extend their solid run on home turf, but will face a test of their mettle against an in from Grecians.

City are unbeaten in ten games in all competitions after a goalless draw at Grimsby Town on Saturday, however that was their third draw in a row on the road.


Our record against the Grecians in the Football League currently stands at six played, two won, two drawn, and two lost. The first meeting in the league took place in League Two in 2015, as we made a trip to St James’ Park on 14th November.

Alex Nicholls scored after just eight minutes, but Sonny Bradley’s bullet header leveled the scored half an hour in. Tom Nichols then put the hosts back ahead on the stroke of half time, and that’s how the scored were looking like staying, before a screamer from Luke Rooney in second half stoppage time drew the scores the 2-2 and seal a fantastic point for the Reds.

The return fixture on the March Bank Holiday Monday saw the Grecians avenge that last minute strike by picking up a 2-0 win at the Broadfield. A former Red, Jake Taylor, opened the scoring before Ollie Watkins doubled the lead fifteen minutes from the end.

Just two weeks into the following season, The Reds travelled down to Devon looking to extend their good start to the campaign. Exeter had edged the game, but were left pointless after three games thanks to a stunning goal from Josh Yorwerth, who went round four defenders inside the area to hit a low shot into the bottom corner.

Again though, it was Exeter who would pick up an away win at our place. Ollie Watkins was on the score sheet again before Jordan Moore-Taylor added a second. Mark Connolly added a consolation in the final minutes of stoppage time, but it was merely that, as Exeter ran out 2-1 winners.

Our next home match against City was a lot better than the previous two. With Exeter flying in the upper echelons of the table, the Reds put on a fine performance to record a 3-1 win at the Broadfield. Dean Moxey had given the away side the lead in the first half, but a penalty from Josh Payne leveled the scores before half time. Jordan Roberts bagged a brace in the second half to seal the win and ensure the Reds got the much-needed three points.

Jayden Stockley was on the score sheet twice the last time the two sides met at the back end of last season. Those goals came after Enzio Boldewijn had opened the scoring, but Josh Yorwerth scored his second goal in as many seasons at St James’ Park to ensure the game ended level.


Jayden Stockley joined Exeter on a permanent basis in July 2017 after a previous loan spell at St James’ Park a year previously. Coming through the youth system at Bournemouth, and made his professional debut aged 16 against Northampton in the EFL Trophy.

Stockley spent time at a number of loan clubs, including Torquay United, Cambridge, Luton and Portsmouth, before joining Aberdeen in the SPL in 2016. Stockley has European experience, playing for Aberdeen against Fola Esch and Ventspils – against whom he scored his first goal - in the Europa League.

His second spell at Exeter has been a successful one, and has now scored almost 30 goals in nearly 60 games, including 12 already in this campaign.


After Saturday's 4-1 home win over Newport County, Reds will be hoping to make it six home wins in a row - and you can play your part by getting down to the Broadfield Stadium to support the team.

Tickets are available in all areas of the stadium and can be bought from the ticket office (opens 10am Monday, 9am Tuesday) until kick off or over the phone on 01293 410000.

You can also buy tickets online here.


As this is a midweek fixture, UK iFollow subscribers can watch the action via the service for just £10, with live commentary from Gary Smith.

You can subscribe here.

Check out the Crawley Town official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the build up and action across the evening.

We also offer an Audio Description service from Alan March Sport, which can be picked up from Barbara Robinson at the Players’ Entrance on a match day.



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