With what will be their first ever visit to Broadhall Way, Sutton United will hope to continue their assault on the League Two automatic places when they take on Stevenage this weekend. Currently one point behind third-placed Northampton, a win would take the visitors into the top-three, should other results go their way.
It’s hard to believe Sutton were a non-league side less than 12 months ago, and now the U’s sit on the verge of back-to-back promotions. In their maiden campaign as a Football League club, the South London outfit have delighted so far, winning 12 of their 23 League Two outings. Form which has been built on their resilience at home, should Matt Gray’s side achieve the unthinkable and earn promotion to the third tier, improving on a tally of just 13 points taken on the road will be key.
Hoping to end a run of four away matches without a win this weekend, Sutton will be up against a side fighting for points to maintain their place in the division. Having escaped relegation in 2019/20 on a technicality, Stevenage are once again scrapping at the wrong end of the table, with the Boro sitting just four points above the drop. Will time eventually catch up with the Hertfordshire side? Time will tell.
Safety is in their own hands though, and results like last weekend’s 3-1 triumph at home to Walsall are the kind that will keep Stevenage in the league. Should they take three points on Saturday, it will be the first time Paul Tisdale men have won back-to-back home games in the league. To be successful with that, Stevenage will have to record their first-ever win over Sutton, having lost the previous league game 2-1.
Sutton are flying high and should have enough for a comfortable win.