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Match Preview: Crawley Town v Norwich City

27 August 2019

Norwich City take a break from Premier League action this Tuesday when they take on Sky Bet League Two side Crawley Town in Carabao Cup Round Two.

Here’s our preview of the game including a look at the opposition, information for supporters and much more:

The Opposition

Despite being founded in 1896, Crawley have only been recognised as a professional club since 2005.

Following on from that, they spent seven seasons in the National League (then Football Conference) before winning the league title in 2011 with 105 points.

Back-to-back promotions were secured the following season when they finished third in League Two.

They spent three seasons in League One but suffered relegation back to the fourth tier in 2015 and have since struggled to record a top-half finish.

Crawley began last season under the leadership of former Liverpool winger Harry Kewell and they took on City in a pre-season friendly at the Lotus Training Centre back in July 2018. City ran out 2-0 winners that day, with Tom Trybull and Marco Stiepermann on the scoresheet.

Kewell left in the September and was replaced by Italian Gabriele Cioffi. The former defender spent his whole playing career in his native Italy and played in Serie A with Torino in 2006-07 before retiring in 2012.

The Reds are currently 12th in League Two and beat Leyton Orient 3-2 on Saturday.

Info for supporters

1,700 supporters will be making the trip to Crawley but there are no further away end tickets available.

The postcode for the stadium is RH11 9RX. There is a car parking available at the stadium or you can park at Broadfield Business Park or Tilgate Forest Business Centre.

Crawley Railway Station is just over a mile away from the stadium so is walkable within around 25-30 minutes. There is also the option of getting the Fastway 10 from Bus Stop A, which leaves from outside the station and drops you directly outside the stadium.

If you choose to walk, take a left when you exit the station onto Station Way. When you reach the crossroad, turn left onto Brighton Road. Continue down this road for around a mile all the way to the end and then turn right onto Southgate Avenue. Cross the roundabout and you’ll see the stadium in front of you.

How to follow

We will be running regular updates on our Twitter account, including reaction after the final whistle.

There will also be a minute-by-minute live match blog on and you can also receive updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages.


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