In mid-August, Manny Adebowale left on a season-long loan to National League South side Havant & Waterlooville, joining up with their manager, Paul Doswell. The defender has enjoyed his football in Hampshire, playing six times so far in the league, keeping one clean sheet and scoring on his away debut at Hampton & Richmond Borough.
Manny played six competitive games for the Reds since his move in January 2020 from Eastbourne Borough, a side that was managed by Lee Bradbury before his move to West Sussex. Lee also has connections with the Hawks, managing them in the National League before moving to Eastbourne in 2019 for a short stint before joining Yems at Crawley.
Adebowale made a quick start to his Hawks life by scoring what proved to be a decisive goal in a 1-2 away win at Hampton & Richmond Borough. The goal opened the scoring and it was a half-volleyed effort from a tight angle that was squeezed into the net past the goalkeeper and the near post.
The 24-year-old has been a mainstay in Havant’s team ever since but has missed a few games due to an injury. He was forced off in the first-half against Slough in October and was not included in their last league clash against Chelmsford. Manny should be ready to come back into the side again shortly and we are keen to continue tracking his development.
In early September, Harry Ransom joined struggling National League side Dover Athletic on loan until January 3rd 2022. Ransom spent the majority of the 2020/21 campaign with the Whites before joining the Reds in the summer.
Harry is yet to make a competitive appearance for the Reds since his move after suffering an unfortunate period on the sidelines during pre-season due to COVID-19 and an injury.
Like Adebowale, Harry has also made six league appearances out on loan so far this season for a struggling Dover side. Ransom has yet to be part of a winning side as the Whites sit bottom of the National League, but those tough results haven’t reflected his performances. The defender’s first start came away to Weymouth where a 1-1 draw was earned in a promising performance.
Three days later, Dover hosted in-form Solihull Moors, and again earned a valuable point in a 0-0 draw - Harry’s first clean sheet in Kent since his return. Dover Manager Andy Hessenthaler, father of Crawley’s Jake, credited the defensive performance of Harry and his centre-back partners, highlighting the way they managed to defend a high number of set-pieces.
In their most recent fixture, Dover lost out 5-2 to promotion-chasing Stockport County. Ransom played the full 90 minutes.
Ricardo German & Alfie Jones
Last week we announced the loan departures of two first-team players, Alfie Jones and Ricardo German.
Alfie Jones has joined Southern League South side Walton Casuals, a club chaired by Tony Gale, who we faced in our first pre-season clash in early July - winning 0-3. In nearly two years at the club, Jones has yet to feature in a competitive game, but has featured in many pre-season and mid-season friendlies. We are looking forward to seeing how Alfie can develop at Walton Casuals under the guidance of Tony and Anthony Gale, Chairman and Manager.
German will be joining up with National League South team, Dulwich Hamlet, who currently sit in sixth place after a solid start to their league campaign. German represented Grenada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup over the summer, but has not featured for Crawley since.
The striker signed for the Reds in January of 2019 from non-league Hendon after he was released by Chesterfield in the summer of 2018, when German was just 19 years old. German has made 19 competitive appearances since his arrival scoring one goal which came in the final game of the 2019/20 season in a home victory over Oldham Athletic.
German has represented Grenada on three occasions against Montserrat, Antigua and Qatar, but is yet to score an international goal. This season, Ricky will look to pick up his game time and hope to see him firing in the National League South! German was recently involved in Dulwich Hamlet’s 4-3 victory over Hampton & Richmond Borough, coming on as a second-half substitute.