Sutton United make the trip to the Eco-Power Stadium to face Doncaster Rovers this weekend in a big weekend in League Two. Both sides sit near the bottom of the table and need the three points to challenge for safety.
Doncaster currently sit 20th in League Two after 12 games. The Rovers have three wins, two draws and seven losses, leaving them on 11 points, just a point away from the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Doncaster have two wins and two losses. Ben Close opened the scoring in the 12th minute for Doncaster in their game against Gillingham. Conor Masterson equalised before halftime, in the added time of the first half. Close popped up with his second goal of the game in the 87th minute to give Doncaster the 2 - 1 win. However, Doncaster were then on the losing side against Barrow. Joe Ironside and Modou Faal both scored but goals from Tyrell Warren, Gerard Garner and Emile Acquah gave Barrow the 3 - 2 win.
Ironside and Faal both scored once again for Doncaster, but this time to beat Crawley Town 2 - 0 but Doncaster were once again on the losing side against Stockport as Isaac Olaofe scored the only goal in the 1 - 0 win for Stockport.
Doncaster’s last time out was against Mansfield Town in the Group stage of the Football League Trophy. Close and Ironside scored for Doncaster but a brace from James Gale and a goal from Callum Johnson gave Mansfield the 3 - 2 win.
Sutton United are in a similar position, sitting 23rd in League Two. With two wins, one draw and nine losses in 12 games, Sutton have just seven points to their name, leaving them in the relegation zone and four points from safety.
In their last five games in all competitions, Sutton have two wins and three losses. In the Third round of the League Cup, Sutton United faced Port Vale. Joshua Thomas opened the scoring for Port Vale early in the second half with Hisham Kasimu equalising in the 70th minute. However, Funso Ojo scored in the 83rd minute to give Port Vale the 2 - 1 win. Back in the league, Sutton once again lost, this time against Crawley Town. Adam Campbell, Laurence Maguire and Danilo Orsi all scored in the 3 - 0 win for Crawley.
Sutton then hosted Salford City in another loss for Sutton. Matt Smith and Kelly N’Mai both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Salford, with Sutton only managing two shots on target. However, Sutton bounced back in style against Walsall. Omari Patrick scored early on with a brace from Harry Smith and an own goal from Joe Riley gave Sutton the 4 - 0 lead going into halftime, with this scoreline sticking until full time.
The last time out for Sutton was against Crawley in the Group stage of the Football League Trophy. After a 0 - 0 draw, the tie went to penalties. Harry Forster missed his penalty to give Sutton the 5 - 4 win.
Doncaster and Sutton have met just twice in their histories. Each team has one win to their name, with zero draws in this fixture so far.