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Sutton v Gillingham preview and streaming details

15 August 2023

After the longest trip of the season on Saturday it's back to the VBS on Tuesday night as Sutton host Gillingham in Sky Bet League Two.

Gillingham are one of three sides to have won both their games this season, with Robbie McKenzie's goal enough to beat Stockport at Edgeley Park before Ashley Nadesan, a summer signing from Crawley, scored the only goal of the game against Accrington on Saturday. Between those two league wins, Gillingham achieved one of the stand-out results in the first round of the Carabao Cup, beating Southampton 3-1 at The Priestfield to earn an away tie at Premier League Luton.

That start will not have been a surprise to many, with Gillingham widely expected to be among the challengers for promotion after a strong end to last season was followed by some notable signings during the close-season, former Welsh international Jonny Williams, from Swindon, and former Leyton Orient defender Shadrach Ogie among the new arrivals who were added to at the end of last week by striker Macauley Bonne, who left Charlton earlier in the summer. 

One player who left the Kent club during the summer was Scott Kashket, who U's will hope has recovered from the injury which kept him out of Saturday's game at Barrow, especially with Harry Smith beginning a three match suspension following his red card, and the club's subsequent unsuccessful appeal, on Saturday.

Referee Scott Tallis is in his first season as an EFL referee and making his first visit to Sutton, although he did take charge of games at Notts County and Boreham Wood in U's National League championship season in 2020-21.

Tickets are still available to book on line here, priced £21 for adults, £15 for concessions (age 60+/full time students) and £7 for ages 12-18. Tickets for under 12s are free if bought in conjunction with an adult or concession ticket. Seat prices rise by £4 in all cases. Tickets will also be on sale on the night from the ticket kiosk, but prices for tickets bought in person on the night rise by £2. A programme can also be ordered on line to be delivered after the game by clicking here.

The home fan zone opens at 6pm, with Jerk Chicken on the menu in addition to the usual selection of drinks.

Supporters unable to get to the game can watch a live stream through our iFollow service, priced £10, and can buy a match pass here. Overseas viewers, who can also watch for £10, are reminded that a monthly pass to watch games is £25, and a season pass still available at the early bird price of £140, and this will cover all games except those in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup. Further details are available on the same link.

We are aware of an issue affecting some users when attempting to purchase a pass. The issue occurs when a user attempts to add a new payment card that already exists in their account or when they try and add a card that exceeds the number allowed on one account.

In this case, when getting to the payment part of the checkout, please click 'existing payment method' in the 'choose payment method option' which will allow you to choose a card that is already on your account, and then click 'pay with this card'.

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