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26 October 2018

Club News


26 October 2018

The Reds will look to improve their form on the road when they head to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

It is our third of four games amongst sides in the top six in Sky Bet League Two, but the Reds could themselves jump into this group of teams with a win on the Wirral.

Tuesday night's draw at home to Exeter City was their fourth point in three days after the win over Newport County last weekend, while Tranmere have picked up one point in the same period after a goalless draw with Yeovil followed by a 3-1 defeat at Forest Green.


Crawley and Tranmere have only met four times, all in Sky Bet League One.

Rovers were the runaway leaders the first time the two sides met at the Broadfield Stadium in September 2012.

Just two minutes had elapsed when Danny Holmes put the visitors ahead but before 15 minutes had been played the Reds were 2-1 ahead thanks to goals from Josh Simpson and Kyle McFadzean.

Jake Cassidy leveled the scores before half time and Rovers ran riot in the second half with Cassidy bagging his second after Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro had put Tranmere ahead. Andy Robinson made it 5-2 in second-half stoppage time.

The return fixture also ended in victory for Tranmere as Zoumana Bakayogo and David Amoo scored in a 2-0 win in January 2013.

The two sides enjoyed another goal fest just two games into the following season, with a six-goal thriller at Prenton Park.

Joe Walsh headed the Reds in front after just ten minutes but Tranmere led 2-1 at the break thanks to a brace from Joe Thompson. Billy Clarke equalised midway through the second half and Walsh bagged himself a second goal ten minutes from the end. Town were cruelly denied victory in second-half stoppage time when Ryan Lowe made it 3-3.

Our first win over Tranmere came the last time we played in April 2014 when Gwion Edwards and Matt Tubbs scored in a 2-0 win, one of three victories in six days that eased us away from the League One relegation zone while Rovers went down.


Eastbourne native James Norwood is in his third season at Prenton Park, where he has totalled almost 60 goals in 123 appearances. Signed from Forest Green in 2015 – where his record is almost identical with only a few more appearances - the prolific striker has been a pivotal part of Tranmere’s season so far and is, alongside Ollie Palmer, amongst the top scorers in the league so far.


Tickets are available to purchase on the day from the Tranmere Ticket Office.


Adults - £18, Senior (65+) - £11, Young Persons (18-22) - £11, Disabled - £11, U18 - £5, U12 - £2.


There is live audio coverage of the game on iFollow Crawley for subscribers in the UK, while overseas subscribers can watch the game, with all users benefitting from commentary from BBC Sussex & Surrey’s Gary Smith.

Across the afternoon there will be live coverage on the club’s official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.


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