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Swindon v Sutton preview and streaming details

8 September 2023

After a week without a game, Sutton head west to Swindon on Saturday for a Sky Bet League Two game that, as it is an international weekend this weekend, can be watched by Sutton supporters on a live stream through our iFollow service. We will be wearing our all white kit.

Sutton face a tough task against a Swindon side who are unbeaten after their first five games, having seen their game at Colchester on the opening day postponed, and are the joint leading scorers with Wrexham with whom they shared a 5-5 draw last month. A week later they put six past Crawley, managed by former Swindon boss Scott Lindsey, with striker Jake Brown, on loan from Bradford City, scoring four to put him alongside Newport's Will Evans at the top of the League Two scoring charts. That may have made last week's goalless draw at bottom of the table Doncaster, who played the second half with ten men, slightly disappointing. As last season, when he scored at Sutton before late goals from Lee Angol and Ali Smith forced U's only win over the Wiltshire side, Sutton will also need to keep an eye on experienced striker Charlie Austin, while another of manager Michael Flynn's summer signings who U's will be familiar with is midfielder Dan Kemp, outstanding for Hartlepool when the sides met in February.

Sutton need to end a run of five successive defeats, and in doing so would pick up points at the County Ground for the first time, having lost last season 3-2 to Jacob Wakeling's stoppage time header, and 2-1 the previous season. Manager Matt Gray has no new injuries to report, with Sam Hart and captain Craig Eastmond close to a return after their injury lay offs.

For the third Saturday in a row the referee will be an official in his first season on the EFL List, with Ben Atkinson taking charge of a Sutton match for the first time. He refereed last season's National League South play-off final.

The game can be watched live on our iFollow system, with a match pass costing £10 available here. The proceeds from all passes sold through our website come to the club.

Tickets for the game will be on sale at the Away End ticket point just past Bar 71, which is also where any uncollected pre-ordered tickets can be collected. Prices are Adults £27; Over 65/students £22; Age 18-20 £15; Age 11-17 £11; Under 11 £3. Wheelchair/ambulant disabled supporters pay the relevant price with a carer admitted free. Our accommodation is in the Arkells Stand.

The supporters' coach leaves at 9.30am.

For independent drivers car parking is available at St Joseph's School (SN3 3LR), a short five minute walk to the ground, price £5. Leave the M4 at junction 15 and take the A419 north.  At the first roundabout take the first exit on to Marlborough Way, the A4259. At the next roundabout take the second exit to carry on in to Queens Drive. Continue until the next roundabout, where you turn right in to Drakes Way then bear left in to Ocotal Way for the car park.
For those travelling by train it only takes about an hour from Paddington to Swindon, with a frequent service there and back. Swindon station is about a 10 minute walk from the ground so even catching the 13.30 off Paddington should get you there in time for kick off. You can see the ground on your left as you approach the station. To get there, from the front of the station turn left onto Station Road. Facing the White House pub, head right onto Corporation Street. At the traffic lights turn left onto Manchester Road. At the end of Manchester Road turn right onto County Road. The entrance to the stadium is the second left. 

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Match Reports

Match report for Swindon Town 5 Sutton United 3

9 September 2023

Swindon Town 5 (Young 5,23, Cain 16, Kemp 65, Hepburn-Murphy 87)Sutton United 3 (Clay 34, Goodliffe 39, Smith 77)

Sutton were unable to reverse the run of form that has now seen six consecutive defeats since the opening day thrashing of Notts County, but what after a quarter of the game looked set to be a gruesome afternoon for U's as Swindon raced in to a three goal lead ended up a much closer affair than at that stage seemed likely, with Sutton still in the game right up to just before the final whistle.

U's made one change from the side beaten by Forest Green, Christian N'Guessan starting a league game for the first time in place of Harry Beautyman, and on a sweltering hot afternoon it seemed early on as though the pace of the game would reflect the conditions. Swindon seemed happy to keep the ball at the back and build slowly, and it nearly cost them when goalkeeper Murphy Mahoney was almost dispossessed by Josh Coley, but moments later they had the lead as a Sutton attack broke down and a long clearance was flicked by Charlie Austin in to the path of Jake Young, who ran from the halfway line, taking on Ben Goodliffe on the outside, and then fired in a shot that Jack Rose took some of the power off but not enough to prevent the goal.

The next twenty minutes were a horror show for U's, as Jake Cain made it 2-0 with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area after U's had failed to clear a left wing cross and Dan Kemp had laid the ball back, and almost scored again immediately when his near post effort deflected wide off Young. It was only a brief reprieve for Sutton, though, as Romeao Hutton's cross from the right found Austin in behind the defence, and although the experienced striker's predatory instincts deserted him on this occasion the ensuing scramble saw Young score his second of the game and his ninth of the season.

The drinks break that came before the restart was well timed for U's, whose performance improved markedly afterwards. Craig Clay began the comeback as he won a tackle in midfield and then, as Omari Patrick and Coley combined well before finding Aiden O'Brien on the left, continued his run to meet O'Brien's pass with a shot that went in despite Mahoney getting both hands to it. Five minutes later Ben Goodliffe drilled home a crisp left foot shot after Louis John and Harry Smith had got touches on a Joe Kizzi throw, and U's could easily have even gone in level at the break as Coley, who appeared to be being held back, crossed just in front of the onrushing Patrick.

Sutton started the second half in similar vein and Coley thought he had equalised when he slotted home from Smith's pass only to be denied by a very close offside decision. It was the first of four occasions in the next ten minutes where goals would be disallowed for offside, Austin twice frustrated for Swindon and, a minute after the second of those, Smith heading in Patrick's cross but the flag again going up. It was now a much more entertaining game than anyone had a right to expect in the heat, but Swindon seemed to be back in control when Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, who had been on the pitch little more than a minute, turned superbly in midfield before putting in Kemp, who had earlier been denied by a good Rose save but who this time found the net of Rose and the crossbar.

Another substitute also nearly had an immediate impact as Tyrese Shade rippled the side netting from the outside with a low shot, but Sutton were soon back in the game as Smith's volley from Patrick's cross found the net with the help of a hefty deflection off Frazer Blake-Tracy. They were unable to find parity, though, before Hepburn-Murphy's superb solo goal, as he left three defenders in his wake before beating Rose, seemed to have settled things and gave Swindon five goals for the thirs time in four league games. Even then, though, U's had the chances to make the eight minutes of injury time awkward for the home side, Smith blazing over when well placed after fine work from Scott Kashket, and Beautyman's shot deflected wide, but ultimately U's paid the price for the performance in the first quarter of the game.

Sutton: J Rose, J Kizzi(sub R Jackson 77), R Milsom, C Clay(sub H Beautyman 77), B Goodliffe, L John, J Coley(sub D Pereira 62), C N'Guessan, H Smith, A O'Brien(sub L Angol 62), O Patrick(sub S Kashket 88). Subs n/u D Bouzanis, O Sowunmi. Booked: Milsom, Goodliffe

Swindon: M Mahoney, R Hutton, T Brewitt, U Godwin-Malife, F Blake-Tracy, G McEachran(sub H Mintern 85), J Young, J Cain(sub T Shade 63), C Austin(sub R Hepburn-Murphy 64), D Kemp, T Uwakwe. Subs n/u L Ward, B Genesini, B Ward, J Keyes. Booked: Godwin-Malife

Referee: Ben Atkinson

Attendance: 8,389(213 away)

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