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First pre-season friendlies announced

18 May 2024

Fixture News

First pre-season friendlies announced

18 May 2024

We can now confirm four of the pre-season games with which Sutton will warm up for the 2024-25 Vanarama National League season, which begins on Saturday 10 August.

All Sutton's pre-season games will be played away from the VBS Community Stadium to give the pitch maximum time following the work being done on it during the summer, and at present the first is scheduled to be at Tonbridge Angels on Tuesday 9 July, kick off 7.45pm. Tonbridge finished just below mid-table in National League South last season, and U's last played there in a pre-season game in July 2019, winning 2-1 thanks to two Aaron Jarvis goals.

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The following Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm,  Steve Morison will return to Hornchurch, the club he left to take over at Sutton in January, as U's make a first visit to the Hornchurch Stadium since December 2012, when Craig Dundas scored in a 1-1 draw. With Daryl McMahon taking over from Steve, Hornchurch continued their fine form and finished 21 points clear at the top of the Isthmian League Premier Division and next season will compete in the National League South for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

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One team who won't be at National League South level next season is Dartford, whose surprising relegation sees them swap places with Hornchurch and join the Isthmian League, and they will provide the opposition for Sutton on Saturday 27 July, kick off 3pm. It will be three years to the day since U's last visited Princes Park in the pre-season schedule prior to U's EFL debut, Dartford running out 3-1 winners with Kylian Kouassi on target for Sutton.

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The following Saturday, 3 August,  Sutton will be back in Kent at Park View Road for a game against Welling United, who finished 17th in National League South last season but were regular opponents of U's for a number of years until gaining promotion to the National League in 2013 - they were then relegated in 2016, the same year as U's won promotion. U's last visit to Welling was in that 2012-13 season when Harry Beautyman and Kyle Vassell scored in a 2-2 draw.

We will advise of further pre-season games as and when announcements have been agreed with the opposition.


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