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FIVE POINT PREVIEW | Stevenage

Five things to look out for at the Lamex Stadium on Tuesday evening

11 September 2017

As the Reds prepare to travel to Stevenage on Tuesday evening, we pick out five things to keep a look out for...

A 2-1 scoreline?

A 2-1 scoreline is a famialir result between the Reds and Stevenage, with half of the eight previous meetings ending as such.

The last two meetings ended with that result, unfortunately both in Boro’s favour.

However, Crawley Town themselves have two 2-1 victories, coming in 2012 and 2015.

Neck and neck...

The history between the two sides is level, with both clubs having claimed three wins each, and two ending all square.

A draw tomorrow would see the record stay as honours even, however a win for either team would give an advantage in the head to head statistics.

A tight affair?

Neither side has ever won by more than one goal in this fixture apart from on one occasion when Stevenage won 2-0, meaning we could be in for a tight game tomorrow evening.

Apart from the four 2-1 scorelines, the other results have been two 1-1 draws, a 1-0 victory for the Reds and a 2-0 triumph for Stevenage.

If the past is anything to go by, it seems as though it may just be one goal that settles the contest.

Good Godden!

Matthew Godden was in impressive form for tomorrow night’s hosts last season, notching 20 league goals in 38 appearances.

Two of those came in the Reds’ last meeting with Boro, at the Checkatrade Stadium back in February.

James Collins had given Crawley the lead just before the half hour mark from the penalty spot, and it looked to be enough for all three points.

That was until Godden equalised in the 76th minute and then pinched a winner in stoppage time to give Darren Sarll's men a 2-1 win.

Harry Kewell and the side will certainly have their eye on him in an attempt to prevent a repeat performance.

Returning Reds

There are two current Reds' players who have history with Stevenage; Jimmy Smith and Dannie Bulman.

The skipper joined Crawley Town from the Boro back in 2014, having spent a full season in Hertfordshire, playing 42 out of 46 League One games.

Bulman played for Stevenage from 2004 to 2006 when the side were in the Conference National, representing them 90 times.


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