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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Sutton United V Swindon Town

Get set for ton

19 October 2021

Swindon Town take on Sutton United in the EFL Sky Bet League Two tonight in what is an early top of the table clash.

The Reds head to the VBS Community Stadium for what is the first-ever league meeting between the two teams - kick-off is at 7:45pm.

Town are coming off a 2-2 draw with Rochdale at The County Ground on Saturday, although they are unbeaten away from home so far this season.

Sutton, meanwhile, are flying high in what is their first season in the EFL Sky Bet League Two and they have won their last five games in all competitions.

Both teams are full of confidence right now and it should be a mouthwatering showdown between two of the best teams form wise in the division right now.

Let's get you set for tonight's game...

LAST TIME WE MET...

Town have played Sutton only once before, which came way back in December 1981 when goals from Roy Carter and Howard Pritchard sealed a 2-1 success for the Reds in the Second Round of the FA Cup at The County Ground.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets for this game are SOLD OUT for Town fans.

Supporters who have yet to pick up their tickets from Swindon can do so from Sutton tonight.

TEAM NEWS

With Anthony Grant now back from International Duty, the Reds have a full selection of players to choose from and Head Coach Ben Garner will have some tough decisions to make.

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ONE TO WATCH

Will Randall is a name that many Town fans will know with the midfielder having begun his career with Swindon. The once highly-touted youngster left SN1 and went on to have spells Wolverhampton Wanderers, Walsall and Forest Green Rovers, before having a spell in Spain with FC Jumilla.

He will now be looking to establish himself with Sutton and Randall will hope to wreak some havoc against his former team tonight.

A WORD FROM THE TOWN CAMP:

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach:

"They are in fantastic form and they are having a brilliant season," Garner said.

"They've probably surprised themselves with how well they've adapted to life in League Two, so we go there with full respect for their form, how they are playing and what they are doing.

"We'll certainly be going there with a lot of humility and understanding what a tough game it will be. 

"They are a strong team, physically powerful and they work really hard for each other, they look really well organised, they play for territory really well with long throw-ins, they work the line really well and they've been very, very effective from set-pieces.

"50 percent of their goals have come from throw-ins and set-pieces, so we go there with full respect for what they do and how they play.

"However, we'll certainly be looking to impose our game in a very different style of play to what they do, but we've got to try and impose that on the game as best as we can.

"They are a unique team in that they've got their own strengths and their own attributes, they are well organised, they clearly work very hard for each other and they've been very effective in what they do.

"We have to respect that, we have to deal with that and the challenge for us is doing what we believe in and doing what we believe is the best way for us to go and win the game.

"I'm confident we can go and do that on Tuesday night and come away with another three points away from home.

"I always love games under the lights, it will be a good crowd there, a good atmosphere, I know we've sold out again, we're taking a fantastic away following once again and I think it will be a good game.

"Hopefully we can perform well and come away with the win we want."

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Barrow v Scunthorpe United (7:45pm)

Bradford City v Hartlepool United (7:45pm)

Colchester United v Bristol Rovers (7:45pm)

Crawley Town v Exeter City (7:45pm)

Harrogate Town v Tranmere Rovers (7:45pm)

Leyton Orient v Forest Green Rovers (7:45pm)

Mansfield Town v Port Vale (7:45pm)

Newport County v Carlisle United (7:45pm)

Northampton Town v Stevenage (7:45pm)

Oldham Athletic v Walsall (7:45pm)

Salford City v Rochdale (7:45pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Christopher Sarginson 

Assistant Referee - Justin Amey 

Assistant Referee - Mark Stevens

Fourth Official - Paul Lister

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not heading to Sutton tonight? Don’t panic because there are numerous ways to keep up to date with all the action.

Live updates will be available on our Twitter and Facebook pages, in addition to our Match Centre on the website, which can be found at the top of the home page on matchdays.

In the wake of the game, https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ will be the place to go with a full report, reaction and pictures available to view and read through shortly after the final whistle.

 

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Sutton United 1-2 Swindon Town

Reds win on the road again

19 October 2021

Swindon Town produced a gutsy display to record an impressive 2-1 win away at high-flying Sutton Untied at the VBS Community Stadium this evening.

Louis Reed's beautiful free-kick gave Town a well-deserved early lead, and Jonny Williams doubled his team's advantage with an equally stunning strike.

Sutton did pull one back before the break thanks to Harry Beautyman's penalty, but the Reds really dug in during a tightly-contested second-half to protect their lead and ultimately come away with a hard-earned win.

Town Head Coach Ben Garner opted for three changes with Jonny Williams being inserted into the Starting XI after his late goal heroics against Rochdale at the weekend, with Ben Gladwin dropping to the bench.

Jojo Wollacott replaced Lewis Ward in goal after returning from International Duty, while Mathieu Baudry replaced Dion Conroy at the heart of the defence with Jack Payne taking the Captain's Armband for the night.

Town started on top and carved out an early chance as Tyreece Simpson flicked the ball up to Harry McKirdy who took it on the half-volley, drawing a superb stop from Dean Bouzanis in the Sutton goal.

David Ajiboye then tried his luck for the hosts from a tight angle after embarking on a mazy run, but his effort was dealt with by Jojo Wollacott. 

Town were playing some lovely stuff on the deck and were doing what they did best, which led to another opportunity although Simpson's shot lacked power and it proved to be an easy save for Bouzanis.

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And, with less than 20 minutes played, the Reds were rewarded as they landed the first blow of the evening by taking a richly deserved lead.

Jonny Williams was brought down just outside the area and, from the resulting free-kick, Louis Reed stepped up and sent a superb strike whistling into the back of the net.

Harry McKirdy struck the post moments later after a miscued clearance landed at his feet inside the area, before the attacker just failed to get a touch on Simpson's low driven ball across the box.

Town did double their lead on the half-hour mark, though, and it came in stunning circumstances as Williams ran with the ball before unleashing an unstoppable strike from 25-yards out that just flew into the back of the net to double the Reds' advantage. 

However, while they were much the better team, the Reds were pegged back towards the end of the first-half after a penalty was given for handball, and Harry Beautyman stepped up to smash home the spot-kick and get the hosts back into the contest.

Omar Bugiel nodded wide from a deep Bouzanis free-kick following a spell of head tennis, and an action-packed first-half ended with Town holding a narrow lead after Iandolo saw his rasping drive palmed away by Bouzanis just before the whistle was blown. 

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HALF-TIME: SUTTON UNITED 1-2 SWINDON TOWN 

Town had to weather an intense storm early in the second-half as Sutton looked to equalise, with Beautyman sending a well-struck free-kick inches wide of the post.

McKirdy then had a golden opportunity to all but put the game away as he was put through on goal, but Bouzanis was quick off his line to deny the attacker with his feet.

Town then made two changes as Ryan East and Ben Gladwin replaced Louis Reed and Jonny Williams respectively, and those subs made an instant impact.

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Gladwin played through McKirdy who was blocked by Bouzanis again, before the keeper managed to get across and tip Gladwin's drive out for a corner.

Town then made their third and final change as Jayden Mitchell-Lawson replaced Harry McKirdy, and they were able to frustrate Sutton the rest of the way to ensure the three points headed back to Wiltshire with Wollacott saving Joe Kizzi's header at the death.

FINAL SCORE: SUTTON UNITED 1-2 SWINDON TOWN

TEAMS AND STATS

SUTTON UNITED - Bouzanis, Wyatt, Goodliffe, John, Ajiboye, Bugiel (Richie Bennett 76), Beautyman (C) (John Barden 70), Randall, Olaofe (Donovan Wilson 65), Kizzi, Smith.

SUBS NOT USED - Palmer, Rowe, Korboa, Boldewijn,

SCORERS - Harry Beautyman (39).

BOOKED - Louis John, Omar Bugiel.

SWINDON TOWN - Wollacott; Odimayo, Iandolo, Crichlow, Baudry, Simpson, Payne (C), McKirdy (Jayden Mitchell-Lawson 87), Williams (Ben Gladwin 71), Hunt, Reed (Ryan East 71).

SUBS NOT USED - Ward, Gilbert, Kesler-Hayden, Grant.

SCORERS - Louis Reed (16), Jonny Williams (30).

BOOKED - Harry McKirdy, Romoney Crichlow. 

Referee - Christopher Sarginson

Attendance - 3,443 (574 Away Fans). 

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Ticket News

Sutton United Ticket Details

Book your seats for our next away day

11 October 2021

Swindon Town are pleased to announce ticket information and prices for our fixture against Sutton United later this month.

The Reds head to the VBS Community Stadium on Tuesday 19th October for only their second-ever clash against Sutton.

Kick-Off is at 7:45pm.

Swindon have been allocated the Grandstand Stand (unreserved seating) and General Admission (terracing). 

PRICES: 

Ticket Category Seating  Terracing 
Adult  £25 £20
Over 60 £18 £13
Under 18  £11 £6
Under 10  FREE*

FREE*

*With a paying Adult or Over 60.

Supporters have until 12pm on Tuesday 19th October to purchase tickets for this fixture.

PLEASE NOTE - ONLY 1 TICKET PER PERSON WILL BE SOLD.

We are currently waiting on tickets from Sutton ahead of them going on Priority Sale on Tuesday morning - we will advise supporters if we do not receive them in time.

Please Note - only complimentary carers will be issued for supporters with the highest rate of disability - proof of this is required at point of sale.

All tickets not collected from STFC will be taken up to Sutton by our Official Coach Travel Partner, SAS Travel, for supporters to collect on match day.

PRIORITY WINDOWS:

Supporters with 275 loyalty points - Tuesday 12th October 12pm

Season Ticket Holders - Thursday 14th October 10am

General Sale - Friday 15th October 10am

HOW TO BOOK:

Online @ www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown

In Person @ STFC Store

Telephone @ 0330 002 1993, Option 2. 

 

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