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IT'S MATCHDAY: Boro host Crawley clash on Tuesday Night

12 September 2017

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Get set for Tuesday Night Football...

Key Matchday Info...

  • Tickets are on sale at matchday prices from the turnstiles or ticket office.
  • Crawley Town supporters can gain entry on the night from the South Stand turnstiles.
  • The Broadhall Suite is open to both home AND away fans from 5:30pm.
  • The Club Shop & Ticket Office are open from midday on Tuesday.
  • Free parking is available across the A602 in Fairlands Valley car park. Please note not to park in the nearby retail parks.
  • Get to the game with our Arriva Shuttle Bus service which runs from the Bus/Railway Station to The Lamex Stadium for just £1.50 return.
  • The bus leaves the stations at 18:24, 18:54, 19:24 before the game and then at 21:40 and 22:05 from the bus stop outside the North Stand.
  • Any questions or queries? Please let us know and don't hesitate to ask.

Onto the game…

After a first defeat of the Sky Bet League Two season on Saturday, Stevenage are hoping to get back to winning ways in the first Tuesday night league game of the campaign against Crawley.

Matty Godden's first goal of the season ensured that Boro continued their streak of scoring in each league game so far, coming from seven different goalscorers.

11 points from 6 games is a welcome return from the opening fixtures, with only three teams sitting on more points at this early stage.

It has been a challening start to life in League Two for Harry Kewell as Crawley Town manager, losing four of their opening six league games. Importantly though two crucial wins have also been posted, keeping the points tally ticking.

So far their stand out result of the season has been the 3-0 victory at Swindon - a performance which saw Crawley record 8/18 shots on target and well deserving of the victory.

Team news…

Jack King could return to the squad on Tuesday after being held back from action on Saturday. King had been back out on the training pitch last week so is nearing a comeback.

Left-back, Joe Martin was forced off on Saturday and both Luke Wlkinson and Dale Gorman will be unavailable due to active suspensions.

View from the camp...

  • Stevenage boss, Darren Sarll…

"It is a quick chance to post three points and help make up for the opportunity missed on Saturday.

"Crawley will be a tough opponent and will have no fear coming to our place. Their 3-0 win at Swindon a couple of weeks ago shows what they are capable of away from home.

"It is up to us to dictate the terms though – we must be at them right from the off and ready to put on a show under the lights."

Previous meetings...

Crawley are one of Stevenage's most familiar foes. Other than in 2011, the two sides have faced each other every year since 2004 across five different competitions/leagues.

Boro have won the last two meetings between the sides by the score of 2-1, making the overall tally P23, W12, D3, L8.

Can’t make it to The Lamex?

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If you are based outside of the UK & Ireland, you can stream the game LIVE! 

iFollow subscribers will also be able to access full match highlights along with all the post-match reaction.

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