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Scunthorpe v Sutton preview

19 August 2021

Match Previews

Scunthorpe v Sutton preview

19 August 2021

After two games against sides against whom Sutton have played at National League level, U's face new opposition on Saturday with a visit to the Sands Venue Stadium to face Scunthorpe United.

Both sides go in to the game looking for a first League Two win of the season, although Sutton have taken encouragement from two games away to two of the pre-season favourites, with a first point coming at Salford last week.

Scunthorpe, who were only three points ahead of relegated Southend at the end of last season, started this campaign with a home defeat to Swindon and have followed that with two draws, goalless at Rochdale last Saturday and then scoring a last minute equaliser at Walsall on Tuesday. Like Sutton, they went out of the Carabao Cup at the first round stage, beaten by a spectacular only goal from Dimitri Sea at Barrow.

Managed by former Wimbledon and Notts County assistant manager Neil Cox, Scunthorpe have two players that may be familiar to Sutton supporters, with Emmanuel Oniarise and Miles Hippolyte signed at the start of last season from Dagenham and Yeovil respectively, but striker Aaron Jarvis, who was with U's for the first half of the 2019-20 season, is unlikely to feature having been out with injury since midway through last season.

Sutton are still likely to be without Will Randall and Tobi Sho-Silva, and are hoping that a couple of minor knocks picked up during the last week will have been overcome by Saturday.

Tickets are on sale through the Scunthorpe website here. Our accommodation will be in the AMS South Stand. Advance prices are £22 for adults, £15 for concessions(age 65+; age 18-21; full time student), £6 for Under 18s, and are available on line until mid-day on Saturday, after which pay on the day prices apply. Two under 12s are admitted free with every paying adult. Pay on the day prices rise to £25, £17 and £8 respectively and tickets must be bought from the ticket office before the game - card and contactless payment only. Under 21s will need to show photographic ID at the turnstile which includes date of birth, and full time students must have a valid student card.

You can also book car parking at a discounted rate of £4 until 11.45 on Saturday on the above link - on the day parking is £5.

The Supporters' Club coach will leave the VBS Community Stadium at 7.30, the fare is £30 return. You must be a Supporters' Club member to travel, but new members are always welcome. Contact John Parsons on 07989 261929, email, to book. Strictly no alcohol allowed on the coach. Note that there are no trains through West Sutton on Saturday due to engineering works.

The Sands Venue Stadium is adjacent to the M181 west of the town. Leave the M180 at junction 3, joining the M181. After approximately one mile there is a new roundabout. Take the second exit, signposted Scunthorpe (A1077(M)) and follow this road until the next roundabout where you need to take the third exit, signposted Scunthorpe. At the next roundabout take the third exit, signposted Sands Venue Stadium, and then the second exit at the mini-roundabout straight into Sands Venue Stadium the Sands Venue Stadium.

The ground is about two miles from Scunthorpe station, which is reached by an hourly service from King's Cross at 48 minutes past the hour, changing at Doncaster in all cases. The 10.48 will get you to Scunthorpe at 14.02. Return trains from Scunthorpe are at 8 minutes past the hour, again changing at Doncaster. Further details are on the National Rail website

We will have audio commentary through our iFollow system as usual, and you can click here to buy a pass for the match at £2.50, or monthly (£4.49) or seasonal (£45) passes.


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