Local Sports Review
In the Premier League, in-form Newcastle defeated Crystal Palace 3 nil at Selhurst Park. It could’ve been much worse if it wasn’t for some great saves from keeper Julian Speroni. Despite the loss, The Eagles remain third from bottom thanks to favourable results from the surrounding premier league strugglers.
Crawley Town pulled off an unlikely victory against League One leaders Leyton Orient earning new manager John Gregory his first victory at the club. After falling behind, the Reds recovered to win 3-1
The only other local match played resulted in plenty of goals as Folkstone Invicta beat Crawley Down Gatwick by 8 goals to nil.
Floodlight failure af Whitstable caused Redhill’s match to be postponed Whitstable while Merstham v Burgess Hill and Three Bridges v Sittingbourne and South Park’s match with Hanworth were called off after late pitch inspections
Local Football Teams in Action
As we head towards the Christmas and New Year fixtures, this weekend is key for Crystal Palace who must fancy their chances of 3 points against Newcastle at Selhurst Park in the Premier League tomorrow afternoon.
In league one, Crawley Town face a tough test at table toppers Leyton Orient while Redhill travel to Whitstable Town in the Ryman South. Merstham entertain Burgess Hill Town, while Three Bridges play Sittingbourne at home and Crawley Down Gatwick are away at Folkstone Invicta.
Finally, in the Combined Counties League, Horley play Cove and leaders South Park, who’ve applied for promotion to the Ryman League next season, are at Hanworth Villa.
Local Football Roundup
In the Premier League, Crystal Palace gave Chelsea a real fright at Stamford Bridge. Despite losing 2 – 1 to the Blues, the Eagles had many chances on goal which stretched keeper Petr Chec and new manager Tony Pulis was buoyed by his team’s efforts.
It was 2 all in league one as Crawley Town managed to claw back a 2 – 0 deficit with an injury time goal against Preston North End at the Broadfield Stadium.
There were goals galore at Kiln Brow as Redhill played out a thrilling 4 all draw with Eastbourne Town. Merstham managed a 1 all draw at Ramsgate while Three Bridges came out 4 – 3 winners at Chipstead. South Park beat Croydon 4 – 0 at home but Horley Town had a miserable afternoon at Windsor, losing 5 – 0.
Crystal Palace and Crawley Town Games
Tomorrow (Saturday 14th Dec) Crystal Palace face the mighty Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. They’d probably be quite happy with a point there…
Meanwhile in League One, Crawley Town welcome skipper Josh Simpson back to the squad. He’s been passed fit to return for new manager John Gregory’s first home match in charge. The Reds kick off against Preston at 3pm at The Broadfield Stadium.
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You can catch up on these and other local fixtures on Saturday Sport from 2pm tomorrow (Saturday) here on Susy 103.4