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PREVIEW: EXETER CITY

18 April 2019

Club News

PREVIEW: EXETER CITY

18 April 2019

A look ahead to Good Friday's action at St James' Park

SCENE SETTER

Another very important game for both sides. Reds eased their worries at the wrong end of the table with a win over Yeovil last Saturday giving them a nine-point cushion above the bottom two with four games to go. Another win on Friday should seal a ninth season of League football for the club but defeat and good results for the teams below us will change the picture.

THE FORM GUIDE

Last week's win at Huish Park was our first since March 9 with just one point collected in the subsequent five games. Exeter sit 10th in the form guide based on their last ten home results. They have lost three of their last five in front of their own supporters. 

THE HISTORY

The good news is that Reds have never lost on three previous League visits to St James' Park with a 2-2 draw in 2015, 1-0 win in 2017 and 2-2 draw last April.

When we played Exeter at home this season Filipe Morais (above) was on target before the visitors claimed a point from a 1-1 draw with a late equaliser.

A full review of our previous meetings can be found here

OPPOSITION VIEW

Exeter boss Matt Taylor is expecting Reds to provide a similar test to Port Vale, whom they beat 2-0 last Saturday to cement their place in the play-offs. He said: "We’ve got to hit Friday hard and then it will be two games in four days. Friday is an important one."

TEAM NEWS

Josh Payne and Jimmy Smith are the only absentees for Crawley. Exeter have no fresh injury concerns.

THE MATCH OFFICIALS

Thomas Bramall takes charge of his fourth Crawley game of the season on Friday, having also been the referee for our matches at Cheltenham, Stevenage and MK Dons. Find out more here

HOW THEY BET*

Crawley win: 3/1

Draw: 12/5

Exeter win: 17/10

*Odds correct with EFL partners Sky Bet at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

TICKET INFORMATION

Our advice is to buy in advance from the club as matchday prices increase by £1. You can purchase from the Box Office before 3pm on Thursday. More information here 

COVERAGE

The game will be available for UK subscribers of iFollow from 12.55pm with live commentary from BBC Sussex & Surrey Sport's Gary Smith.

You must be a subscriber to listen (UK) to this service. You can subscribe here. Overseas users can also watch the action live.

There will also be coverage across our social media channels throughout the afternoon. @crawleytown on Twitter, Crawley Town FC on Facebook and crawley_town_fc on Instagram followed by post-match reaction and a match report.

COME ON YOU REDS!

 


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