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Sutton v Crewe preview

28 November 2023

Match Previews

Sutton v Crewe preview

28 November 2023

After a hard earned point on the road at Grimsby on Saturday, Sutton continue the bid to climb away from the foot of Sky Bet League Two at the VBS Community Stadium tonight with a visit from Crewe Alexandra.

One of the current form sides in League Two, Crewe go in to this evening's game in 4th place having won five of their last six games, most recently at home to Doncaster on Saturday when a stoppage time goal by Connor O'Riordan ensured a 3-2 victory. Their home form has been particularly impressive, with 23 points from a possible 30, but they have also had good away wins this season at Crawley and Forest Green, scoring four on each occasion. They also won at Harrogate and were one of several sides to feature in a high scoring game at Wrexham this season, coming away with a 3-3 draw. They have lost at Bradford and Salford.

Last season Crewe were the visitors for the game which marked Sutton's 125th anniversary, with Coby Rowe's injury time goal earning U's a point on a day when supporters of both sides could have been forgiven for being confused, with U's in a red and white kit more often associated with the visitors, who nevertheless will again be in their second strip of teal and navy this evening.

Sutton will wait on the fitness of goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis and centre back Ben Goodliffe, who both came off injured in Saturday's draw at Grimsby, with the goalkeeping situation further clouded by a finger injury sustained by Jack Rose in training last week. Dominic Gape, who missed Saturday's game after a injury at Charlton last Tuesday, could be fit to return to the squad. U's are now unbeaten in four League Two games and could climb off the foot of the table with a victory, coupled with a Bradford win at Forest Green.

Tonight's referee is John Busby, who is in his 8th EFL season and his third as a Select Group 2 official, refereeing in the Championship. He was in charge of Bristol City's victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday and last visited Sutton in January 2022 for the goalless draw against Northampton, although his first Sutton match was in the FA Cup at Lewes back in 2007.

As always, tickets are available on line price £21 for adults, £15 for concessions (age 60+/full time students with ID) and £7 for juniors age 12-18. Tickets for under 12s are free if bought in conjunction with an adult or concession ticket. Seat prices are £4 more in all cases. Tickets can be bought on line here. They can also be bought in person on the night but with a £2 increase in cost, an increase not applied to on line purchases. Programmes will be on sale at the ground, price £3, and anyone not there tonight who would like a programme posted out after the game can order one here.

For anyone having problems with our on line ticketing system, including season ticket holders trying to retrieve their reserved ticket for Saturday's FA Cup tie at home to Horsham, our tickets team is holding a surgery today in the 1898 Lounge between 9am and 5pm where any supporters can bring their own phones, laptops, or tablets and the team will show them how to buy tickets and access their reserved items.

Tickets for the Horsham game will be on sale this evening.

Please note the fan zone will not be open this evening.

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For supporters unable to get to the game, it will be live streamed through our iFollow service at home and abroad, with a match pass costing £10 and available to purchase here.


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