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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Crawley Town

13 August 2018

All the pre-match info heading into Tuesday's Carabao Cup tie against Crawley Town.

Darrell's View: The Manager detailed how Tuesday's game provided an opportunity to bounce back from Saturday's defeat in his pre-match press conference.


Preview: Darrell on Crawley

Player's View: Ed Upson was the player on press duty at the training ground earlier today - with the midfielder relaying that Tuesday's game could be the start of a cup run that he's yet to experience in his career. 


Preview: Ed Upson on Crawley

Opposition: Crawley are looking to bounce back from defeat on Saturday at the hands of Stevenage. Harry Kewell's side have already managed a win on the road this season, defeating Cheltenham Town on the opening weekend of the season.


Opposition View: Crawley Town

Last Encounter: The last time the sides met was an FA Cup replay at the Mem in November 2016. 10 days previous Rovers and the Reds drew 1-1 back in Sussex, as Lee Brown’s 15th minute opener was cancelled out by Billy Clifford 20 minutes later. At the Mem Matty Taylor headed home Chris Lines’ cross on 34 minutes, only for Crawley to draw level on the stroke of half-time through a powerful strike from Jordan Roberts. Darrell Clarke’s men restored their lead shortly after the interview, as Rory Gaffney beat Glenn Morris at his near post.However, Crawley levelled again, as ex Rovers striker Matt Harrold stepped off the bench to make it 2-2.

The game went to extra time and the Gas moved out of sight, first with Gaffney sealing his brace early into the additional time, before Taylor too sealed his brace from the penalty spot.

Tickets: Ticket information for the game can be found below.


Ticket Information: Crawley Town

What happens if it ends in a draw?

In the event that scores are tied after 90 minutes, penalty kicks will be taken immediately to determine a winner. However, the format of penalties in the competition will revert to the traditional format after EFL clubs trialled the ABBA concept throughout the 2017/18 season. This will be applicable in all EFL competitions.



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