Crawley Town defenders can earn money for Help For Heroes if they keep Manchester United at bay

Posted by - February 18, 2011 - FA Cup, Manchester United, Non-league

Help for heroic defending

Non-league side Crawley Town have been given an extra incentive to thwart Manchester United’s attacks in their FA Cup clash – and it’s all in the name of charity.

Crawley had already agreed a one-off shirt sponsorship deal with The Sun for tomorrow’s clash. Now FA Cup sponsors E-ON have pledged to donate £200 to the Help For Heroes charity for every minute that the Sussex club prevent the Premier League table-toppers from finding the net.

The charity is guaranteed a donation of £10,000, but that could rise to £18,000 if Crawley draw or win the match.

The Sun also asked OTP to get involved by predicting how long it will take United to score in the match. We were pleased to note that the £10,000 donation is guaranteed because we reckon the Premier League side will strike early and have predicted a goal in the fourth minute.

What do you reckon, OTP fans?