Crawley Down Gatwick deny rumours of cash crisis

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Crawley Down Gatwick have denied rumours that the club is having a financial crisis.

A terrible dip in form has seen them fall from top to fourth from bottom in the Ryman South and with three going down, they will need to start picking up points to avoid the drop.

Having had three managers: Simon Wormull, caretaker Steve Robinson and now former Crawley Town boss Francis Vines, they have been unable to win a league match since November.

Vice chairman Mick Martin said: “We are running on a small budget, like most clubs in our division.

“But the budget is the same as in August - there has been no cut. Simon Wormull had all summer to organise his squad. Francis Vines has not had that time and since then we haven’t played much, just four matches this year and it’s difficult to test players out.”

The Anvils costs doubled when they signed a new lease to use the changing rooms at the Haven Centre a year ago.

On top of that they have to play to have their pitch maintained as well as paying the local council (Mid Sussex District) to use the pitch, which they no longer maintain for them.