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Postby steveizy » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:18 pm

Crawley 3 Scunthorpe 0

Crawley started the League 1 campaign with a convincing win over Scunthorpe. In near tropical conditions, with the temperature hovering in the nineties, the team outclassed their opponents. It was so hot that the referee made the players take on water in both halves. Fitness levels told and the Crawley players clearly had the edge.

In the 33rd minute, Crawley took the lead after skipper Gary Alexander converted a cross from Hope Akpan and tapped the ball past the keeper. The remainder of the first half was played out without further goals but Scunthorpe did get a couple of corners which were defended well.

Things were a bit more Crawley again after the break and in the 64th minute their Tom Newey pulled back Gary Alexander unfairly and conceded a Penalty. Gary is also our main penalty taker. He stepped up and duly drove the ball past their keeper. Then, in the 80th minute, something strange happened. There was an altercation between two players near the centre circle and everyone was watching that instead of play, except those behind the goal who let out a huge cheer! We were 3-0 up and a lot of us missed it! Apparently the ref hadn't blown and play had continued. New loanee signing Jonathan Forte from Southampton was the opportunistic scorer and it was his debut for The Reds :applause

Early season gates are never huge with people having other things to do at this time of year so the crowd of 3172 was probably about what was expected. There have been big improvements, not only the new East stand, but to other facilities - particularly the catering and the long waits. There is also access within the ground to the Redz bar for those who like a pint at half time and smoking is tolerated in a small area. All great improvements which add to the fan experience. Full marks to the club.

Next up for the Reds is an away against our (newish) old enemies Swindon Town and judging by their recent form, this is going to be a big test for us. This match takes place this Tues. evening. I will be there with Carol urging our boys on and will report back.

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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby steveizy » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:18 pm

Swindon 3 Crawley 0

Crawley were outclassed and outplayed by a very strong Swindon Team that is now unbeaten at home, The County Ground, for about a year. This defeat comes on top of both home and away defeats to them last season in division 2. Both those results were strangely also 3 - nil scores :cry

Swindon opened the scoring after 25 minutes when their Richie sent what looked like a cross toward the goal and it dipped in, fooling our keeper. Then, a minute before half time they added to the score when Miller beat our keeper with a low drive from the edge of the box. Crawley had a couple of chances in the first half with McFadzean and Alexander coming close. HT 2-0.

The second half was strange. Our support - all 152 of us, included a drummer who started to drum the rhythm of "The Great Escape", with us fans clapping in tune and shouting "CRAW-LEY" at the appropriate moments - from the whistle. This carried on without even a pause until after the final whistle, in other words about 50+ minutes :applause Even when Swindon scored their third, the tune continued without even a stutter. Swindon fans and there were 7500 of them were silenced by 152 of us :neernerneener My hands have never done so much clapping but it was great fun and, in a way, we had a lot of entertainment out of what would, otherwise, have been a depressing evening. My man of the match was Ross, the drummer :applause

Crawley were outplayed but this was only the second League 1 match in the club's history. It is fortunate that this came so early in the season. Lessons will be learned and those lessons will surely benefit the club for the season ahead.

Next up is our away trip to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, another tough match - as they all will be this season. I'm going and looking forward to the long drive up North and visiting a new stadium. Then, on Tuesday we entertain ex-premiership Bolton Wanderers in the 'league' cup. Bolton will be the second highest ranked team to visit the Broadfield and play a competitive match there. A full house is expected!

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Re: Crawley in League 1

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steveizy wrote:Crawley 3 Scunthorpe 0

Crawley started the League 1 campaign with a convincing win over Scunthorpe. In near tropical conditions, with the temperature hovering in the nineties, the team outclassed their opponents. It was so hot that the referee made the players take on water in both halves. Fitness levels told and the Crawley players clearly had the edge.

In the 33rd minute, Crawley took the lead after skipper Gary Alexander converted a cross from Hope Akpan and tapped the ball past the keeper. The remainder of the first half was played out without further goals but Scunthorpe did get a couple of corners which were defended well.

Things were a bit more Crawley again after the break and in the 64th minute their Tom Newey pulled back Gary Alexander unfairly and conceded a Penalty. Gary is also our main penalty taker. He stepped up and duly drove the ball past their keeper. Then, in the 80th minute, something strange happened. There was an altercation between two players near the centre circle and everyone was watching that instead of play, except those behind the goal who let out a huge cheer! We were 3-0 up and a lot of us missed it! Apparently the ref hadn't blown and play had continued. New loanee signing Jonathan Forte from Southampton was the opportunistic scorer and it was his debut for The Reds :applause

Early season gates are never huge with people having other things to do at this time of year so the crowd of 3172 was probably about what was expected. There have been big improvements, not only the new East stand, but to other facilities - particularly the catering and the long waits. There is also access within the ground to the Redz bar for those who like a pint at half time and smoking is tolerated in a small area. All great improvements which add to the fan experience. Full marks to the club.

Next up for the Reds is an away against our (newish) old enemies Swindon Town and judging by their recent form, this is going to be a big test for us. This match takes place this Tues. evening. I will be there with Carol urging our boys on and will report back.

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Hi steveizy thanks for the writing up the highlights of a the match and along with all the action :applause
Following the 3 0 trouncing of Scunthorpe Broadfield residents were buzzing !
When shopping that day, at Broadfield Barton there seemed to be an atmosphere of pride flowing.
All around me was an abundance supporters returning from the stadium on a high and spreading the word of :reddevils latest achievement
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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby dub » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:19 am

steveizy wrote:Swindon 3 Crawley 0

Crawley were outclassed and outplayed by a very strong Swindon Team that is now unbeaten at home, The County Ground, for about a year. This defeat comes on top of both home and away defeats to them last season in division 2. Both those results were strangely also 3 - nil scores :cry

Swindon opened the scoring after 25 minutes when their Richie sent what looked like a cross toward the goal and it dipped in, fooling our keeper. Then, a minute before half time they added to the score when Miller beat our keeper with a low drive from the edge of the box. Crawley had a couple of chances in the first half with McFadzean and Alexander coming close. HT 2-0.

The second half was strange. Our support - all 152 of us, included a drummer who started to drum the rhythm of "The Great Escape", with us fans clapping in tune and shouting "CRAW-LEY" at the appropriate moments - from the whistle. This carried on without even a pause until after the final whistle, in other words about 50+ minutes :applause Even when Swindon scored their third, the tune continued without even a stutter. Swindon fans and there were 7500 of them were silenced by 152 of us :neernerneener My hands have never done so much clapping but it was great fun and, in a way, we had a lot of entertainment out of what would, otherwise, have been a depressing evening. My man of the match was Ross, the drummer :applause

Crawley were outplayed but this was only the second League 1 match in the club's history. It is fortunate that this came so early in the season. Lessons will be learned and those lessons will surely benefit the club for the season ahead.

Next up is our away trip to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, another tough match - as they all will be this season. I'm going and looking forward to the long drive up North and visiting a new stadium. Then, on Tuesday we entertain ex-premiership Bolton Wanderers in the 'league' cup. Bolton will be the second highest ranked team to visit the Broadfield and play a competitive match there. A full house is expected!

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Hi steveizy Thanks for the update
After a good spell in the winning lane, I suppose fortune had readdress the balance :scratch :cry
As you have mentioned in your post it's early days!
With Crawley playing in the division one and also competing at a higher level, with the season just beginning lets hope that it's a tactical gitch :punch
Maybe outclassed on this occasion but not out-sung !
Lets hope :crawleyscarf a have return to recent form when pitched :joker against Doncaster on saturday 3 - 2 to Crawley is my match forecast.
Have great day out and a easy drive up north to Doncaster.


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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby steveizy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:59 am

Doncaster Rovers 0 Crawley 1

Crawley bounced back from the disappointing result at Swindon last week and came away with the points. There really was not a great deal to choose between the teams throughout the match, both had few chances and the defence at both ends looked solid. The first half saw Doncaster slightly the strongest but they were unable to break through. The second half saw Crawley come into the game more and this finally paid off for us in the 88th minute when Ajose just got the tiniest touch on Josh Simpson's shot, which steered the shot away from their keeper :applause Up to then, us supporters were reckoning on a 0-0 draw and the one point from that so the goal and the result was a big, unexpected, bonus :drink

Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium is a very impressive modern stadium capable of seating 15,000 odd so the total of 6433 including the 225 we took up meant that it was more than half empty but that didn't stop our away support from being loud once more. Thanks to our drummer, the second half was continuous support for The Reds. It is nice to think that we, the supporters, helped our team on - as the twelfth man. Whether this really is the case or not, it is great fun. Long may it continue!

Next-up is our task of knocking Bolton Wanderers out of the League Cup on Tuesday at the Broadfield. On Police Advice, the match is all-ticket and the latest you can buy a ticket is 3:00 pm on Tuesday at the club. Online sales close at midnight tonight 27th Aug. Personally I am mystified by this "advice". It is unlikely that Bolton will send huge numbers unexpectedly for a competition that the bigger clubs like themselves don't really take that seriously. Considering it is evening mid-week and the long journey involved as well as the expense, I expect they will send maybe 500. All this advice will achieve is a lower gate and a few people who wanted to come disappointed.

Anyway, it should be a good game and it is great to have teams like Bolton coming here!

Next Saturday we are at home to Leyton Orient... watch this space :wavey :wavey

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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby steveizy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:26 pm

Crawley 2 Bolton 1 - League Cup.

After a shaky start and conceding a goal, Crawley came back into the match more as the time went on. The second half saw both teams have several chances but nothing came of them. A 0-1 loss was anticipated by all of us. This all changed in the 81st minute when Billy Clarke, on as an impact sub, drove the ball low past their keeper :applause Bolton came right back at us and forced a couple of saves from Jones, our keeper. Crawley turned the situation round with pressure on the Bolton goal. Billy Clarke and Nick Ajose both missing before, in the 92nd minute, Nicky Ajose headed home from a Clarke cross :applause

Fantastic result! Another championship scalp to add to our growing collection. Bolton probably are Crawley's biggest scalp overall. The draw for the next round takes place this Thursday evening. Hoping for a really big club away!

The crowd was disappointingly low, 2678 and this wasn't helped by the "Ticket only" fiasco dreamt up by the police and the club. Fans, both home and away, were being turned away from a half empty stadium - ridiculous. I hope that both the club and the police review the "advice" after this episode.

That was the only fly in the ointment for what was a memorable occasion.

Next up it is back to league when we entertain Leyton Orient this Saturday at Broadfield. Hopefully three points !!

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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby dub » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:00 pm

Hi steveizy thanks for updating mzawf on the fortunes of the :reddevils
Its been a bit of a roller-coaster ride keeping up with events.
Success seemed to be following the team and it had to come to an end.
The hiccup with the Swindon match left me feeling deflated :cry
But as we are all aware it's "football", just when you think its going right, it bloody well goes wrong. :angry
A ball that looks like a cross, heads in toward the goal,dips and fools the keeper. :thumbsdown
:rotfl :thumbsdown
Post the Swindon match I took stock and told myself, be realistic, its going to be a tough season :indifferent
Then, like a miracle a win at Doncaster :scarf :scarf followed by the win against the former premiership side Bolton :notworthy
All faith now restored :thumbsup
Leyton orient appears in my mind to be a another scalp on the offing.
:crawleyscarf is back on track to excel all expectations.... :reddevils
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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby steveizy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:00 am

Crawley draw Premier Swansea City in League Cup draw!

OK, I did want an away trip to a big stadium but I'm happy with this!

Swansea who are presently second in the Premier will travel to Broadfield during the week commencing 24th September. Details to be confirmed.

This, on current position, makes Swansea the highest ranking team ever to visit us. Stoke last year in the FA Cup, now this :thunbsup

It will obviously be a big test and a lot will depend on the team they play against us... but on home soil and hopefully good play from us with good support, anything is possible from the mighty Reds!

The match will almost certainly be all ticket, even after the Bolton fiasco. So if you want to come, the advice is to get a ticket as soon as they go on general sale. Once details are known, I will post them here.

The other fixtures from the draw: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19427903

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Re: Crawley in League 1

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steveizy wrote:Crawley draw Premier Swansea City in League Cup draw!

OK, I did want an away trip to a big stadium but I'm happy with this!

Swansea who are presently second in the Premier will travel to Broadfield during the week commencing 24th September. Details to be confirmed.

This, on current position, makes Swansea the highest ranking team ever to visit us. Stoke last year in the FA Cup, now this :thunbsup

It will obviously be a big test and a lot will depend on the team they play against us... but on home soil and hopefully good play from us with good support, anything is possible from the mighty Reds!

The match will almost certainly be all ticket, even after the Bolton fiasco. So if you want to come, the advice is to get a ticket as soon as they go on general sale. Once details are known, I will post them here.

The other fixtures from the draw: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19427903

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Thanks for the update steveizy and for the promise of reminder of when the tickets go on general sale :applause
The Mrs & me will certainly need make sure we are in attendance :yes
Swansea have squad of 39 :-D I imagine that it's normal not to play the first team :scratch Swansea trounced Stoke 2 to Nil in Oct 2011,
and to state the obvious :-D , Stoke stuffed us up !
Back Feb of this year 2 to nil :angry
Swansea are on a roll :notworthy Crawley are on roll :notworthy
I'm going to love this match :yes Come on you reds! :scarf :scarf :scarf
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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby steveizy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:46 pm

Swansea match and ticket arrangements

The match will take place on Tues 25th September, k.o. 19:45 at Broadfield Stadium.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 7th September.

Full details: http://www.crawleytownfc.com/news/artic ... 45035.aspx

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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby steveizy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:02 pm

dub wrote:
Thanks for the update steveizy and for the promise of a reminder of when the tickets go on general sale :applause
The Mrs & me will certainly need make sure we are in attendance :yes
Swansea have squad of 39 :-D I imagine that it's normal not to play the first team :scratch Swansea trounced Stoke 2 to Nil in Oct 2011,
and to state the obvious :-D , Stoke stuffed us up !
Back Feb of this year 2 to nil :angry
Swansea are on a roll :notworthy Crawley are on roll :notworthy
I'm going to love this match :yes Come on you reds! :scarf :scarf :scarf
:thunbsup :thunbsup :thunbsup
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Well, they have the dilemma of whether to risk their best players who could get injured and, thus, risk their main objective - success in the Premier, or to field a lesser team and risk an upset :indifferent

They do have a large squad at their disposal, so I see a mix with one or two of their top players on the bench as impact subs if it is going wrong for them! They won't be taking this lightly though and I'm certain that they will pay us a bit of respect by putting out the strongest team they can manage.

If you and Nevis can make it, you'll have a great evening - of that I'm certain!
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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby steveizy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:09 am

Crawley 1 Leyton Orient 0

It was back to League football yesterday after the recent excitement of the League cup.

Initially, Orient looked the better team and our keeper was forced to save a shot in the first minute. Gradually Crawley came back into the game as time wore on. The first half ended goalless but with Crawley looking more confident.

The second half was much the same and a lot of hoofball was being played by both teams and not a lot of passing football. This all changed in the 72nd minute when Nicky Ajose put us ahead. :applause The assist on the goal came from débutante Mike Jones who only signed on Friday :applause Three goals in three games for Nicky now! The remaining 20 minutes or so were tense but The Reds were the stronger of the teams with a couple of close attempts.

Three points from this match put us in 4th place in League 1. A good position to be in but early season placings do not really tell us much. The crowd of 3278, including 679 Orient supporters was disappointing again. It is hard to think of ways to get more people through the gates... maybe the town really doesn't have the hunger for League 1 football - dunno why :scratch

Next is our quest in another cup - The Football League Trophy a.k.a. as the Johnstones Paint Trophy when we entertain League 2 Gillingham at Broadfield on Tuesday evening. The previous matches with The Gills last season resulted in one win each, both being away wins. This is not such a high profile competition but will give Richie Barker some game time with his new signings, hopefully to see our strengths and weaknesses. Tickets are only £8.00 for the terrace and a sell-out is extremely unlikely! Full details: http://www.crawleytownfc.com/news/artic ... 25130.aspx

Then, next Sunday, 9th September, Crawley host Portsmouth in the league. This is a local derby and Pompey have already sold out their ticket allocation. Whether we achieve our highest ever gate remains to be seen but indications are good so far The match is being televised live by Sky sports hence the Sunday fixture - for those who can't come.

All in all, a busy time for the club at the moment :scarf

I will report on both games - stay tuned!

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Re: Crawley in League 1

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steveizy wrote:Crawley 1 Leyton Orient 0

It was back to League football yesterday after the recent excitement of the League cup.

Initially, Orient looked the better team and our keeper was forced to save a shot in the first minute. Gradually Crawley came back into the game as time wore on. The first half ended goalless but with Crawley looking more confident.

The second half was much the same and a lot of hoofball was being played by both teams and not a lot of passing football. This all changed in the 72nd minute when Nicky Ajose put us ahead. :applause The assist on the goal came from débutante Mike Jones who only signed on Friday :applause Three goals in three games for Nicky now! The remaining 20 minutes or so were tense but The Reds were the stronger of the teams with a couple of close attempts.

Three points from this match put us in 4th place in League 1. A good position to be in but early season placings do not really tell us much. The crowd of 3278, including 679 Orient supporters was disappointing again. It is hard to think of ways to get more people through the gates... maybe the town really doesn't have the hunger for League 1 football - dunno why :scratch

Next is our quest in another cup - The Football League Trophy a.k.a. as the Johnstones Paint Trophy when we entertain League 2 Gillingham at Broadfield on Tuesday evening. The previous matches with The Gills last season resulted in one win each, both being away wins. This is not such a high profile competition but will give Richie Barker some game time with his new signings, hopefully to see our strengths and weaknesses. Tickets are only £8.00 for the terrace and a sell-out is extremely unlikely! Full details: http://www.crawleytownfc.com/news/artic ... 25130.aspx

Then, next Sunday, 9th September, Crawley host Portsmouth in the league. This is a local derby and Pompey have already sold out their ticket allocation. Whether we achieve our highest ever gate remains to be seen but indications are good so far The match is being televised live by Sky sports hence the Sunday fixture - for those who can't come.

All in all, a busy time for the club at the moment :scarf

I will report on both games - stay tuned!

:scarf :scarf :scarf COME ON YOU REDS! :scarf :scarf :scarf

hi steveizy
Thanks for the update :thunbsup the fortunes of the :reddevils appears to be going from strength to strength :scarf
The club has had some top results lately and hopefully will continue building on this success :notworthy
The squad at Crawley consists of 26 plus 4 additional players :scratch and Gillingham have a squad of 27 + 3 additional players :scratch
Crawley will need to play a strong team on the night. :scarf
Gillingham who top league two drew 1 -1 at home against Chesterfield in their last match.
Chesterfield (ranked 19, league two) drew one all at Leyton Orient (ranked 23 league one) earlier this year.
We're coming on strong :punch
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Ps: :thanks for sorting us out a pair tickets for the match against Swansea to be played later this month :applause
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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby steveizy » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:13 pm

Crawley 3 Gillingham 2

Crawley progress to the next round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy after this narrow victory over The Gills at Broadfield.

It was The Gills who opened the scoring when their Bradley Dack headed home at close quarters in the 22nd minute. In the 40th minute, new signing Joe Walsh hit a strong ball from the edge of the box into the top right of their goal :applause 1-1 First goal for Joe - great stuff. HT 1-1 which was a bit flattering to Gillingham.

The second half had only just started when we took the lead from a 47th minute Clarke goal. :applause 2 -1. The lead lasted all of two minutes. Gillingham weren't done yet! In the 49th minute Lewis Montrose levelled things up for The Gills 2-2! In the 86th minute substitute Scott Neilson hit a fantastic long range goal from outside the box straight into the top corner of the net :applause 3-2 Full time.

This was a good match to watch as both teams really wanted to win. Crawley had more chances and more of the play. Not much perfect passing and a fair bit of hoofball from both teams but good entertainment, none the less. It was also a good test for some of the players who haven't had much game time so far this season and the new lads.

The crowd was never going to be huge but the turnout of 1249 which includes about 150 Gills was disappointing considering the low ticket prices.

Next is the all ticket, televised League match against Portsmouth on Sunday. This will might be a big crowd at last.




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hi steveizy
Thanks for the update :thunbsup the fortunes of the :reddevils appears to be going from strength to strength :scarf
The club has had some top results lately and hopefully will continue building on this success :notworthy
The squad at Crawley consists of 26 plus 4 additional players :scratch and Gillingham have a squad of 27 + 3 additional players :scratch
Crawley will need to play a strong team on the night. :scarf
Gillingham who top league two drew 1 -1 at home against Chesterfield in their last match.
Chesterfield (ranked 19, league two) drew one all at Leyton Orient (ranked 23 league one) earlier this year.
We're coming on strong :punch
Ps: :thanks for sorting us out a pair tickets for the match against Swansea to be played later this month :applause
Topman ! :notworthy


My pleasure to be able to get you tickets. The club allowed us season ticket holders 4 each when normally it is one each. Hope this helps us get a record crowd for Swansea. To your other comment, it looks like Richie Barker chose a strong enough team to do the job but as I mentioned, it did allow game time for some of the other players in the squad.

I will report back on the Pompey match which we hope will bring us the points...

:scarf :scarf :scarf COME ON YOU REDS! :scarf :scarf :scarf

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Re: Crawley in League 1

Postby dub » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:13 am

Crawley Town 0, Portsmouth 3. (Sunday 9th September)

The Reds lost to Portsmouth in a shocking defeat after being reduced to 9 men, a result of some dubious refereeing decision making.
The sending off of Josh Simpson and Hope Akpan gave Pompey one serious advantage.
Portsmouth playing 11 to 9 were bound to take control of play and that's what happened !
Against adversity Crawley battled to balance this numerical advantage, but after loosing two players it was all about damage limitation.

Not wanting to sound a bad sport :innocent methinks that had this cruel twist of fate had not occurred :no :thumbsdown In the worse case senario :crawleyscarf would resulted a no score draw at the final whistle.

It's again another example of how unpredictable prediction making is :rotfl a bad decision by the match official :angry can send things belly up
It;s just a blip 4 The Barkers Boys... next up :clap :clap
PRESTON v CRAWLEY TOWN (away npower League Sat 15 Sep 12, 15:00)
Preston held a nil nil draw against Scunthorpe earliar this year and the :reddevils trounced The Iron 3 -0 back in August, :punch :punch
:scarf :scarf :scarf COME ON YOU REDS! :scarf :scarf :scarf
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