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PREVIEW | STEVENAGE

A look ahead to tomorrow's showdown against The Boro

21 February 2020

The Reds return to The People’s Pension Stadium this Saturday as we take on Stevenage. Stevenage currently sit at the foot of table while Crawley are placed in 14th.

Town last met The Boro on the 7th or December as the sides played out a 0-0 draw at the Lamex stadium 

Scene setter: 

The Reds claimed a point in their previous fixture as they drew 0-0 at The People’s Pension Stadium to Carlisle having been beaten that midweek by a high flying Crewe Alexandra. The fixture with Carlisle was dominated by Storm Ciara as wind and rain pounded the stadium for the full 90 minutes. Particularly in the last quarter of an hour where the Reds found themselves playing against the wind. Glenn Morris had a partially hard time with his goal kicks being held up by the wind. Either team could have won on the day, Towns most notable chances came in the first half as they looked to dominate the traveling Carlisle outfit. Ashley Nadesan struck a well hit volley against the woodwork within the first 20 minutes. With the Reds unable to convert their chances in the first half Carlisle looked to use the weather to their advantage in the second. Keeping the Reds tucked into their own half forcing them to play the long ball with high pressure. Glenn Morris has another impressive performance as he made several excellent saves to deny the visitors. Towards the last half an hour it looked more likely to be the visitors that claimed all three points as the weather worsened by the minute. Town were resilient and held on to claim a well earned point.  

Our opponents for the weekends fixture are on an unfortunate run of from and haven’t been beaten in every fixture since the 18th of January. These results see them sit at the foot of League two in 24th place. Since Bury were removed from the league our opponents occupy the only relegation spot as sit eight points from safety. Their last fixture ended in a 1-0 loss as they faced Salford City at home. Brandon Thomas-Asante scored the only goal of the game as he headed home from an Ibou Touray cross. 

Team news:

Joe Mcnerny and Tom Dallison are both doubts for John Yems as Lewis Young remains sidelined.

View from the camp:

In charge:

Paul Marsden (Referee)

Bhupinder Gill and Gary Maskell (Assistants) 

Paul Lister (Fourth Official)

 

Tickets and how to buy:

For information on how to buy tickets for the fixture click here 

 

How they bet:

A home win is marked as 1/1 a draw 23/10 and and away win 13/5

 

For more odds got to www.skybet.com please gamble responsibly. 


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