Harry Kewell Crawley Town manager

Harry hopes for Cup Glory

Crawley Town preview ahead of the Parafix Sussex Senior Challenge Cup Final

The Final of the Parafix Sussex Senior Challenge Cup is due to take place on Wednesday 9 May 2018 between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crawley Town.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Crawley Town
Parafix Sussex Senior Challenge Cup Final
Date: Wednesday 9 May 2018
Kick-off: 7:45pm
Venue: American Express Community Stadium, Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Crawley Town manager, Harry Kewell is enjoying his first season in charge and has ambitions of clinching the cup on Wednesday evening: “This is my first season as a manager so it would be nice to win a trophy.

The Reds have not won the prestigious cup since 2005 and although they have come close more recently - reaching the final last season and losing out to the same opponents in extra-time - Kewell is confident that his side will put in a strong performance.

“I wasn’t the manager a year ago, but from what I gather it wasn’t the strongest Crawley team that played but it certainly will be this time,” he said.

“We want to win it for ourselves, for this season’s squad and to reward our supporters who have been great this season.”

Since the ex-Leeds United and Liverpool player came on board, there have been various changes to the side and he said: “The game was a year ago with a completely different team and management.

“We know it will be tough, Simon Rusk has done a superb job with Brighton under-23s this season.”

Crawley’s form has dropped off recently and Kewell said: “We have had some disappointing results recently, but our form in those games has been pretty good, we just haven’t had much luck.”

Kewell is expecting Rusk to field a strong side and said: “They have home advantage and as holders I'm sure they will be desperate to retain the trophy.”

Wednesday evening will be a perfect opportunity for Kewell and his team to finish on a high.

Ticket details:

Tickets for the Parafix Sussex Senior Challenge Cup Final, at the American Express Community Stadium, on Wednesday 9 May 2018 are still available and can be purchased directly through us by visiting our headquarters in Lancing.

Alternatively, both competing clubs are also selling tickets and further information can be found on their respective websites: 
Brighton & Hove Albion | Crawley Town

Tickets purchased from the ticket office at the stadium on the day will be priced at £12.00 Adult (17+), £6.00 Concession (65+ and students with valid student ID card) and £4.00 Child (16 and under), plus a £1.50 per ticket booking fee. Tickets at the stadium on the day will be available to purchase up until half-time (approx.. 8.30pm).

Turnstiles will open at 6.00pm with Brighton & Hove Albion supporters seated in the north end of the West Stand Lower and Crawley Town fans seated in the south end of the West Stand Lower. Seating will be allocated in both sections.

Parking at the stadium is available to purchase from Brighton & Hove Albion, at a cost of £5.00 per vehicle: 
Parking Booking System

For further details about the Parafix Sussex Senior Challenge Cup please contact Competitions:

T: 01903 753547