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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Stevenage travel to Colchester

11 August 2017

Match Previews

BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Stevenage travel to Colchester

11 August 2017

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Everything you need to know....

  • Ticket details...

Matchday tickets are available on from the Weston Holmes Community Stadium on the day of the game.

Prices are as follows: Adults: £23 | Concession: £17 | U18s: £13 | U14s: £5 | U12s: Free

Please note that the SA Coach is now FULLY BOOKED and leaves at 12:30pm from the Lamex Stadium.

  • How to get there…

  • Onto the game…

Stevenage come into Saturday looking for a first win of the season after the opening day draw against Newport and Tuesday’s Cup defeat to Millwall. Confidence remains high around the camp though as the squad plot a successful trip to Essex.

The U’s got off to a disappointing start to the season, losing 3-1 at Accrington which manager, John McGreal lamented as a “poor defeat.”

It is also worth noting that Colchester will have a day’s less rest after their Carabao Cup exploits on Wednesday, but a positive performance and national acclaim will perhaps balance out any negatives.

  • Team news...

Although unlikely to be ready for tomorrow’s game, Jack King and Ben Kennedy are both now closing in on a return to the side. The other big news is that Matty Godden got through 45 minutes against Millwall without any complications and looks set to start his first league game this season.

  • View from the camps...

Darren Sarll on the opposition...

“I thought they played terrifically well against Aston Villa - I thought they were great.  It will be a tough game and it is a place that has had a mixture of results for us over the years.

“We have to use the motivation from last year after losing both games against them.

“We know we will have to be good - they have got some terrific players and are well coached by a good coach and a good manager."

John McGreal on their midweek defeat to Aston Villa...

“The boys put in a good show even though we lost the game. So hopefully we can carry that momentum we gained and the rapport we had with the fans into the Stevenage game and take it forward.”

  • Head to Head…

It would be fair to say Colchester are one of Stevenage’s bogey sides after six defeats, one draw and just one win across eight games played.

This fixture has thrown up some crazy scorelines in the past, with our only win in Colchester coming in our first ever game there, a 6-1 demolition in 2011.

On the other hand, our last two outings at the Weston Homes Community Stadium ended in 4-0 wins for the home side.

  • Can’t make it to the game?

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