NORTH WALES CRUSADERS host Newcastle Thunder at the Queensway Stadium, Wrexham, this Sunday in the Betfred League One.

High-flying Newcastle Thunder visit the Queensway Stadium on Sunday looking to continue their impressive start to the 2018 season with Anthony Murray’s Crusaders side looking to get back to winning ways following a defeat to Doncaster last time out.


The Betfred League One clash takes place at the Queensway Stadium, Wrexham.

Car parking at the stadium is free of charge with a bar and food outlets located inside the stadium.

The ground features two stands as well as standing space.

Newcastle Thunder:

Newcastle are a club on the up both on and off the field.

Their impressive community work saw them pick up foundation of the year at the 2017 League One awards, and with growing attendances the on field offering is matching the off field progression.

Jason Payne’s side secured a top-eight finish last season, and are now challenging in the top-half of the table once again as they look to claim a play-off place come the end of the season.

With a number of home-grown talents coming through the ranks and impressing in the first-team, Newcastle will be difficult customers for the Crusaders on Sunday.

One To Watch:

A player to keep and eye on for Newcastle is full-back Lewis Young.

2017 Kingstone Press Championship & League One Young Player Of The Season, Young’s efforts have not gone un-noticed.

As well as his efforts in defence, Young’s attacking play is just as dangerous for opponents. A mix of pace and a quick turn of direction makes him a handful for defenders.

Murray On Newcastle:

Looking ahead to Sunday’s visit of Newcastle, Anthony Murray said: “Newcastle are much improved and Jason Payne has done a really good job with them and got them into the top eight last year – something which they’ll want to achieve again this season.

“It’s a game that could go either way, but we’ve just got to look after ourselves and smarten up on a few areas out of our game.

“There’s lots to play for, but I’ll be taking each game as it comes.

“We’ll review the Doncaster game, pick it to pieces and then go again on Tuesday as we prepare for Newcastle.”

Supporter Information:

Admission to Sunday’s game is priced at £10 adults, £7 concessions and £3 under 16’s. Gates open from 1.30pm with a bar and food outlets located inside the ground. Parking at the stadium is free of charge.