We are back at SN1 on Tuesday night under the lights in the middle of March for this oh so important clash at the top of the table between Swindon Town and Sutton United.
Swindon Town will be looking for back-to-back league wins and six wins in the last eight while Sutton United will be looking for more positives after a stellar debut season in the football league.
We were made to wait till the dying embers of the game on Saturday and was it Karma, was it redemption or rejuvenation or all of the above. In all honesty who cares, the three points was all the mattered. It happened in true STFC manner with a late goal. A speciality in recent weeks, after Jack Payne winner at Bradford the previous Saturday. It fell to club captain Dion Conroy to head home from an Ellis Iandolo free kick to give Swindon Town a much needed three points over John Sheridan Oldham Athletic. I think the club captain enjoyed the winner with his celebration in front of the town end and a gesture or two at the previous management in the away dug out.
Ben Garner in his pre-match press conference today confirmed that Louie Barry and Joe Tomlinson are ahead of schedule and could be back in a couple of weeks. Ben Gladwin is going for a scan on his hamstring injury. A mystery player did not train today and could miss out tomorrow, Harry McKirdy is back from his two-match suspension.
Predicted STFC line up
Wollacott, Hunt, Conroy, O’Brien, Odimayo, Reed, Aguair, Iandolo, Payne, Mckirdy, Davison
Sutton United are the visitors to the County Ground on Tuesday night, under Matt Gray are having a wonderful debut season in the EFL. Currently in the play off positions in seventh with fifty-seven points from thirty-five games. Swindon Town the opponents on Tuesday night are in sixth with one point more and played a game more.
Its very tight from second to ninth in the league two table. From Northampton in second place with sixty points to Mansfield in ninth on fifty-six points is just four points separating eight teams.
Sutton United in 2022 have lost just twice in the last thirteen games. But they are the draw specialists in drawing six of the thirteen games. The two defeats have come recently in a 2-0 away defeat at a rejuvenated Bristol Rovers side in Bristol. The last defeat was to Michael Flynn Walsall side on Saturday afternoon losing 1-0 away in the midlands.
Matt Gray and his Sutton United side are off to Wembley in April as they made it to the final of the EFL trophy. They will take on Rotherham on the 3rd April. Sutton United managed to defeat Wigan Athletic in the semi finals on penalties. Former Swindon Town player Will Randall scored just before the half hour. James McClean equalised ten minutes later. Sutton United won on penalties 7-6 with Louis John being the hero with the winning penalty after Tendayi Darikwa missed his in sudden death.
By Scot Munroe