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Match Preview | Sutton United

U's host Sutton United for next Sky Bet League Two match

2 September 2021

The EFL's newest members, Sutton United, are the visitors to the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the first match between the two teams for almost thirty years.

Colchester United will host Sutton United looking to extend their unbeaten run on Saturday afternoon, after making it three games without defeat with the 1-1 draw at Rochdale on Friday evening. 

A comical own goal from Max Taylor gave the U's the lead, but Jimmy Keohane's second half equaliser ensured that the points were shared in an end-to-end entertaining game under the lights. 

With the point, the U's would remain in thirteenth position following Saturday's fixtures, now sitting on six points from five Sky Bet League Two games. The U's were boosted by the return of Cole Skuse to the starting eleven, with Tom Eastman returning to the bench for Mullins' side, although Ryan Clampin was still missing through injury, with Alan Judge also not travelling. 

The U's boss will have to check on the fitness of the two on the injury list ahead of Saturday's fixture, but will have new recruit Armando Dobra at his disposal for Sutton United's visit to North Essex. 

The Opposition - Sutton United

Managed by Matt Gray, the South London club are enjoying their first taste of League football this season after being crowned National League Champions at the end of the 2020/21 campaign. 

Grabbing their first win of the season in all competitions on Tuesday evening, Sutton put three past Crystal Palace U21s, but are yet to taste victory in Sky Bet League Two after four games. 

Sitting bottom of the table on two points, Matt Gray's side will be hoping they can get their first win of the season at the U's on Saturday, having come close in a couple of games so far this season, competing in each of them. 

Last time out the South London side were leading until the eighty-eighth minute when a resiliant Oldham side hit back with two goals to snatch victory from under the home side's nose, lifting themselves off the bottom of the table in the process. 

Last Time We Met

Saturday's meeting will be the first between Colchester United and Sutton United since the First Round of the FA Cup in 1993, when the U's were beaten 4-3 by their non-league opponents.

Roy McDonough's U's found themselves 2-1 down at half time with Steve McGavin on target for the home side, but a late flurry of goals sealed the tie in the favour of the visitors. 

The scores were 2-2 until the eighty-fourth minute, when Newman scored for Sutton, with Colchester United equaising two minutes later with English's effort. 

But the visitors scored the decisive goal with two minutes left to play when Morah found the net, to knock the U's out of the FA Cup. 

Streaming

If you can't get to the game, watch the U's in action on Saturday afternoon with a £10 streaming pass from iFollow. Click HERE to get yours. 

Match Permits

Match Permits are on sale for the U's next home fixture, currently available at the ADVANCE rate from Col U Tickets. Click HERE to purchase your Match Permits for this weekend's match. 

Parking Permits are also available to purchase from Col U Tickets, once the checkout of Match Permits has been completed, they will be available from your dashboard on Col U Tickets. 

For more information on the game and what to expect when you arrive at the JobServe Community Stadium, please click HERE. 


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