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PREVIEW: FOREST GREEN

LOWDOWN ON SATURDAY'S TRIP TO GLOUCESTERSHIRE

19 September 2018

After winning his first game in charge against Morecambe last weekend, Gabriele Cioffi will take his Crawley Town side on the road as they make the trip to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

Forest Green are one of just two sides still unbeaten in Sky Bet League Two, but have won just twice this campaign, with their other six games ending in draws. Their last match saw them share the spoils in a 1-1 draw at MK Dons.

Crawley will look to make it three consecutive league wins for the first time since February.

HEAD TO HEAD

Crawley have a reasonably good record against the Gloucestershire side, winning seven and drawing four of the previous 16 meetings. Albeit, just two of those meetings have come in the Football League, thanks to Rovers’ promotion at the end of the 2016/17 season.

Last season, Forest Green won 2-0 at the New Lawn as Christian Doidge and Reuben Reid secured the win inside the opening half an hour.

Thomas Verheydt scored the Reds goal in a 1-1 draw in the return fixture at the Broadfield Stadium, equalising after Doidge’s opener.

We’ve had some tasty fixtures with FGR in our non-league days. In August 2010, just three weeks into our title winning season, Matt Tubbs scored the winning penalty in a 1-0 win at the Broadfield. However, that wasn’t the whole story as the second half saw a whopping four red cards – two for each side.

ONE TO WATCH

Forward Reuben Reid has been influential for Rovers since joining in January of this year from Exeter City. With three goals already this term, he sits top of their scoring charts after the departure of Christian Doidge to Bolton Wanderers. Originally part of the Plymouth Argyle youth set up, he went on to play for the Pilgrims on four separate occasions, amongst spells at several other Football League clubs.

Now in his second season at the New Lawn, Reid is a player the Reds should be wary of on Saturday. He’s got form against Crawley, scoring the first goal in Rovers’ 2-0 win in Gloucestershire last season.

TICKETS

Allocation (West Terrace): 100 seats (covered), 180 standing (covered), 100 standing (uncovered).

Please use turnstiles 9 & 10.

Wheelchair accessible seating available in East Stand. Please contact Forest Green direct.

Prices - Covered Seating, advanced: Adults £21 (matchday £22); Over-65s £16 (£17); U-21 £10 (£11); U-16 £7 (£8); U-11 free with an adult ticket.

Covered Standing: Adult £19 (£20), Over-65 £15 (£16), U-21 £9 (£10), U-16 £6 (£7); U-11 free with adult ticket.

Uncovered Standing: Adult £17 (£18); Over-65 £13 (£14); U-21 £8 (£9); U-16 £5 (£6); U-11 free with adult ticket.

TRAVEL

G&H Coaches are fully booked for this away trip, but they are taking a standby list should enough people register their interest to take a second coach.

To contact Alain Harper and register your interest call 07771 792346.

The nearest train station to Nailsworth is Stroud, which is around five miles way from the ground. There are buses from Stroud or taxis are reasonably priced.

COVERAGE

Live audio coverage will be provided by stand in commentator John Barnett on iFollow Crawley, with updates on BBC Sussex and Surrey.

The official Crawley Town social media accounts will have all the coverage from the match and the build up from the New Lawn.

 

 

 

 


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