Crawley Town make it 6 wins in a row and in the words of Steve Evans ‘ a good day in the office’. 700 Town fans enjoyed a pulsating match, and squashed into a small away pen created virtually all the atmosphere in Kingsmeadow. After being two up in ten mins the team seemed to be enjoying their day out in the bright sunshine and it was a real surprise when AFC scored two 1st half goals. During the break there was no dent in confidence as most Town fans were confident of winning.
An early double substitution had fans scratching their heads but they needn’t have worried. Within minutes the mood turned to delirium when two quick goals were scored. As the 4th goal went in there was a real moment of shared celebration and the roar must have been heard back in West Sussex. Its these types of moments that keep fans going to games. The 5th goal was crafted on the training ground and reflected the perfect icing on the cake.
Neil Stevenson (Tilgate) a season ticket holder and Alliance coach passenger gave his views on the day. ‘ The away atmosphere was buzzing from start to finish but the home fans were pretty quiet- and that double substitution was inspired. It allowed Dannie Bulman extra space to work with, and it was great that he managed to score two goals today’.
With 6 consecutive wins now secured Neil suggested ‘ we seem to be creating a cushion between us and the chasing pack which is very encouraging. With 2 winnable home games up next we could easily keep this run going. He warned ‘ there is still a long way to go this season and anything could happen so I wont be dreaming of promotion just yet’
Another excellent day out for Alliance members enjoying efficient and comfortable coach journeys. The next chance of joining us will be for Hereford away on 5th November- when we hope to have the DVD of Saturdays game to show, so long as AFC let the club have a copy! They’ll probably mark it with an 18 certificate!
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Words and Pictures- Colin Bowman, CTSA Press Officer