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Sport: Reds striker nominated for award

Striker Kwesi Appiah has been nominated for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month award for October.

Kwesi scored all five of Crawley’s goals in the month of October, and as a result, has been nominated for the monthly award by the EFL.
Kwesi will go up against the following players:

Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers)
With his 40th birthday looming in January, Clarke is almost beyond veteran status, but what he lacks in youth is made up for in experience. That includes his heading ability, both at the back and at corners, from which he scored three goals in October.

Mitch Pinnock (Northampton Town)
Having recovered from illness, Pinnock regained full fitness and form in October combining vision, clever technical ability, speed of thought and superb delivery from the left and at set pieces to claim five assists and a pivotal role in two other goals.

Dom Telford (Newport County)
It was a month of transition for Newport in the dugout, but one to die for on the pitch for Telford. He contributed an assist and eight goals, including a clever shot on the swivel and a brilliant solo run against Carlisle, as well as a hat-trick against Stevenage.

The winner will be chosen by a panel at the EFL and will be announced on Friday 12th November at 6AM.

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FA Cup Update

Sutton United are through to the second round of the FA Cup following their 1-0 win at Hayes and Yeading on Saturday.  

Crawley Town are out of the Cup after losing 1-0 at home to  Tranmere Rovers. 

Horsham are also out after their 2-0 defeat away to Carlisle.  

The draw for the second round will take place tonight on ITV4 at around 9.30 pm.  Sutton United will be ball number 3.

Boomtown Rats sponsor Crawley Town FC

Crawley Town Football Club have announced ‘The Boomtown Rats’ are sponsoring their sleeve for this weekend’s first-round Emirates FA Cup clash against Tranmere Rovers.

It will mark the first time a band has ever sponsored a professional football club in the Emirates FA Cup. The club says it is extremely proud of its relationship with Sir Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats, and looks forward to working with the band further in the near future.

Commercial Manager Keith Murray said: “It’s great that we are continuing our relationship with the band and hope it progresses further going forward. Despite our run of recent losses, behind the scenes, we are really moving forward. We have had more than 100 people in hospitality for the last few games, and that just shows the progress we have made as a club. We are doing so much off the field, especially with the Gratitude Scheme, and I think people are recognising that. Despite the recent defeats, the mood and the feedback we are getting is positive.”

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Football Update

Crawley Town were reduced to ten men just 12 minutes into their League 2 match on Saturday, which ended in a 4-1 defeat against Port Vale.  Sutton United lost 1-0 to Walsall at Gander Green Lane.

Horley Town move up to 4th place in the Combined Counties Premier Division table after winning 1-0 against Cobham FC at Leg O’Mutton Field.  Redhill are just one place behind them with games in hand following their 2-0 win away to Colliers Wood United.

Both Merstham FC and Horsham are out of the FA Trophy following their defeats at the weekend.

Sport: Crawley Town and Crawley Wasps join to promote game

Crawley Town and Crawley Wasps football clubs have joined forces to make the sport more accessible to both men and women.

The partnership will include local initiatives such as encouraging fans to watch Crawley Town on Saturday and then Crawley Wasps on Sunday.

Crawley Wasps Chairman Jack Ayles said: “Crawley Wasps is one of the largest all female football clubs in the country, with our senior women’s team competing in the third tier of women’s football, the FA Women’s National league.

“Our ambition is to offer girls and women a safe and professional environment where they can flourish and achieve their dreams of becoming professional footballers. The women’s game presents a huge opportunity for business and brands, with a unique family friendly atmosphere which we have built a solid foundation on with the help of players, staff, parents, and the local community.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Crawley Town to ensure football is accessible and inclusive to the local community. Since I have been Chairman, we have always wanted to become more involved with Crawley Town as we know that working together on joint initiatives will benefit everyone involved.”

More details will be unveiled over the coming season.

You can read more about the partnership here.

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