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Sutton v Barrow preview

26 November 2021

After Tuesday night's win against Mansfield, Sutton will be looking to make it back to back home successes on Saturday when Barrow make the long trip to the VBS Community Stadium.

While U's were picking up three points on Tuesday, Barrow gave a battling performance away to League Two leaders Forest Green, holding out for over an hour before two Matt Stevens goals enabled Forest Green to maintain their place at the top, and extended Barrow's winless run to eight games, their last success coming at the beginning of October when they won by the only goal at Mansfield. They come in to the game in 20th place, but before their recent poor run they did record some good wins, at home to Newport and Hartlepool and away to Oldham and Mansfield.

The clubs have met six times at Sutton before, with three of the games drawn, and Barrow's one win coming in February 2019 when Josh Kay's late, deflected shot proved to be the only goal of the game. The following season saw Barrow promoted to the EFL as champions, their visit to Sutton coming just a month before the season was curtailed. In front of the BT cameras Scott Quigley scored twice to put Barow two up inside half an hour but U's fought back to draw 2-2, Harry Beautyman scoring twice, the second a penalty won by Isaac Olaofe on his home debut. A number of the Barrow side that won the league, including Kay, are likely to be in the squad on Saturday.

Referee on Saturday is Brett Huxtable, who has refereed Sutton twice in the past, at Welling in the second leg of the 2011-12 National League South play-off semi final and in the FA Cup replay at Slough three seasons ago - by coincidence the referee for the first game against Slough, Sam Purkiss, is scheduled to be in charge of Tuesday's Papa John's Trophy game against Stevenage.

Tickets can still be bought on line by clicking here. Alternatively they can be bought at the ticket kiosk before the game on Saturday, but as always we would recommend buying in advance rather than waiting until Saturday afternoon, but if you do need to wait until the afternoon of the game please make sure that you allow plenty of time for buying your ticket and going through the turnstiles.

Tickets will also be on sale for the away games at Bristol Rovers (FA Cup), Newport and Bradford City before and after the game.

The bars will be open from 12 noon for any home supporters that want to enjoy a leisurely drink before the game.

As usual our iFollow service will have commentary on the game and you can buy a pass for £2.50 here, with monthly and seasonal passes still available.

May we remind supporters at all home games that, while alcohol is available from the club bars before and after games, once you have gone through the turnstiles there is no entry to the bars from inside the ground and no alcohol is available. It is forbidden to be in possession of alcohol in the ground, and anyone contravening this will be ejected from the ground and banned for the next three games.

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