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15 October 2019

Crawley Town fans clearly love a cup run.

When we take on Colchester United for a place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup it will be in front of only the fifth sell-out crowd during the Reds' Football League era.

The most recent before Colchester was, of course, the 1-0 win over Norwich in the second round when 5109 were in attendance.

That was the last time the sold out signs went up since May 2015 when 5744 were here for a Sunday lunchtime game against Coventry City. The Sky Blues came from behind to win 2-1 - and sentence Reds to relegation from League One.

A much happier occasion was in March 2014 when we met Wolves for only the second time in history. The visitors were going for promotion but Reds came from behind to win 2-1 in front of a crowd of 5680.

But the biggest attendance here was back in January 2013 when Reading, then a Premier League team, were the visitors in an FA Cup third round tie. That day 5880 were here to see Nicky Adams put Crawley ahead after just 14 seconds. Reading came back to win 3-1.

On all of those previous occasions tickets were available to purchase on the day of the game, but Colchester on October 29 is different with all tickets, including 1700 to away fans, sold more than a fortnight in advance.

We would remind all supporters attending to check their tickets as some supporters purchased tickets for last Saturday's league game by mistake when buying online. If you are among them please come to the Box Office for a refund. We cannot exchange tickets for the cup tie.

At the Norwich game a very small number of tickets were returned in the hours before kick off by supporters unable to attend. If you haven't got a ticket please email with your requirements and a phone number. We will add your name to a waiting list and we may be able to help you on the day, although we cannot guarantee the availability of tickets. 

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