In Sport, Crawley Town travel to Billingshurst for their first pre-season friendly this Friday as the run up to the new season kicks off.
New Reds defender Ryan Dickson is one of John Gregory’s new signings expected to feature in the match. He joined the club from Colchester United last month.
Crawley’s league one season proper starts with an away match at Barnsley on August 9th, just over a month away.
Work has finished on improvements to the condition of the pitch at the Checkatrade.com Stadium in Crawley
120 tonnes of soil, thatch and grass has been removed and the pitch has been re-seeded ready for the first pre-season friendly in mid-July.
The improvements are expected to prevent a repeat of the drainage issues that occurred at the stadium last season.
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Crawley Town’s budget will be cut for the next season.
Manager John Gregory said there will be cuts on and off the pitch.
Although he wants to cut as few players as possible, he says they have to be very careful how they spend money.
A festival of sport is due to take place in Priory Park Reigate next Sunday, May the 4th.
The event involves demonstrations and advice on over 30 sports and a giant inflatable slide.
Sports include cycling, tennis, rugby, hockey, archery, basketball and many more.
Substitute Garry Thompson headed a late winner on Saturday as Bradford City beat Crawley Town 2 – 1. The Reds are now in 14th place in league one with two games to play.
In the lower leagues, there were victories for Horley, Three Bridges and Merstham. It wasn’t all good news with losses for Crawley Down Gatwick and South Park, while Redhill suffered a nightmare 7 nil defeat at Corinthian Casuals.