Rovers Crawley Matchday Thread Apr 2, 2016 3:15:55 GMT
Post by JeffNZ on Apr 2, 2016 3:15:55 GMT
Some would argue this game should be a straightforward win for The Gas but that would be presumptuous in the extreme. Crawley’s defeat at Exeter last week was their first in six matches and they have lost just three of their last ten games which suggest they are in good form.
They, like Rovers, were also hit by international commitments last weekend with Josh Yorwerth, a loanee from Ipswich, involved with the Wales under-21’s.
We of course have Eliis Harrison and Tom Lockyer back and from reading the match reports they may well have been the difference between winning and losing at Carlisle last week.
Rovers haven’t lost at home since the mid-week game against Stevenage last October when o2o2bo2ba posted on the match thread: “A healthy near 6000 crowd were dished up the same drivel that had let down the Mem in previous games” and I had pleaded, “Can we have a modicum of success…”. Things have well and truly moved on since then and we’re are now seeing much improved on-field performances with a genuine shot at automatic promotion.
Today’s ref is Fred Graham who is no stranger to the Mem having officiated in Rovers games as far back as 2008 when we were in League One!!!
So then, predictions… we owe Crawley one after they beat us 2-1 at their place back in November and it’s also time to right the wrongs of Carlisle and get back to winning ways. I’m feeling confident (which is always a bad sign) but I’m going for a 3-1 win anyway!