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Sutton v Swindon preview

19 October 2021

Sutton will be chasing a fifth consecutive Sky Bet League Two victory on Tuesday evening, but face a tough task at the VBS Community Stadium against a Swindon Town side below Sutton in the table only because they have scored one fewer goal, and unbeaten in their last five games, and still to lose away from the County Ground in the league this season.

After relegation from League One last season and close season issues off the pitch, under manager Ben Garner, a former reserve team player at Sutton,  they have made an impressive start and have won four times on their travels, including in the televised game at leaders Forest Green ten days ago, as well as at Bristol Rovers, Salford and Scunthorpe, while two games have been drawn, at Northampton and Stevenage. 

This won't be the first ever meeting between the sides, with Sutton having visited Swindon in the second round of the FA Cup in December 1981, current director Micky Joyce putting U's ahead before Swindon came back to win 2-1 with an injury time goal from Howard Pritchard, the second of three last minute defeats in big cup games that U's suffered between May 1981 and March 1982.

Sutton have won five consecutive home league and cup games since the defeat against Oldham at the end of August, and could move in to the automatic promotion places tonight with a victory, and other results going U's way.

Referee tonight is Chris Sarginson, who was in charge of Sutton's FA Cup replay win at Wimbledon in 2017, and further back refereed the FA Cup tie at home to Notts County in 2008.

Tickets will be on sale to home supporters at the ticket kiosk from 5.30pm this evening, but can still be bought on line here to avoid congestion around the ticket kick this evening. If you do need to buy on the night, please arrive at the ground in good time, preferably by about 6.30, to ensure time to purchase your ticket and enter the ground.

Tonight's programme will be on sale around the ground and in the Club Shop, anyone not able to get to the game can order a programme here and it will be posted to you after the game.

The game is being live streamed and passes, price £10, can be bought here. Anyone unable to watch but who would like to listen to the game is advised to buy a monthly (£4.49) or seasonal(£45) audio pass which will be valid for all other games within the relevant period, including next week's game at Colchester which will also be live streamed and for which a single audio pass will not be available.


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