Crawley Town to play neighbours Oakwood in pre-season friendly

Oakwood FC manager Mark Gilbert
Oakwood FC manager Mark Gilbert

Crawley Town will play Southern Combination League side Oakwood in a pre-season friendly.

Taking place at Tinsley Lane, near Manor Royal on Tuesday, July 11 there will be two 60-minute matches taking place at 7pm at around 8.15pm.

This is to give new head coach Harry Kewell's squad plenty of game-time.

The game has been arranged as part of Reds' agreement to use Oakwood's facilities for training.

Crawley have so far announced five pre-season friendlies, starting with a trip to East Grinstead Town on Saturday, July 8, followed by their visit to Oakwood on July 11.

They then travel to Ryman Premier side Dulwich Hamlet on Monday, July 18 and face Bognor Regis Town away on Wednesday, July 26.

In between they will host newly-promoted Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, July 22.