Sutton United v Wealdstone - Match Preview
Sutton United v Wealdstone
Gander Green Lane
Saturday 20th February, 3:00pm kick-off
This fixture will be hosted behind closed doors.
HOW TO WATCH
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country, this fixture will be held behind closed doors. Our hosts are live streaming the event and you can purchase your streaming passes HERE.
THE CONTEXT When both sides met for the 100th time back in November they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in front of the BT Sport cameras at Grosvenor Vale, with both teams languishing well inside the play-off positions. Since then the U's have really pushed on and look to be the leading contenders to challenge Torquay United for the title, sitting just seven points behind the Gulls in second place, but with three games in hand over their rivals. The Stones have dropped down to 19th but due to a series of postponements in 2021, also have games in hand over the teams around them.
Stones boss Stuart Maynard could almost have a full squad to choose from this weekend with Connor Stevens, Ross Lafayette and Josh Meekings all nearing a return, Danny Parish has been in the squad the last couple of games and Danny Green returns from suspension. Michee Efete could be missing after picking up a knee injury in the FA Trophy defeat to Darlington and Connor Smith is serving a one-match suspension.
Torquay United (A) 1-1 D (Mendy)
Darlington (A) 4-1 L (Emmanuel)
Altrincham (A) 2-0 L
Aldershot Town (H) 3-4 L (Lewis, Dyer, Emmanuel)
Gloucester City (H) 3-1 W (Dyer, Emmanuel, Green)
Boreham Wood (H) 2-0 W (John, Randell) Woking (H) 0-1 L Stockport County (A) 0-2 W (O.G., Olaofe) Hartlepool United (A) 1-0 L Torquay United (A) 0-0 D
WHO TO WATCH FOR
Isaac Olaofe: Joined the U's originally last February on loan from Championship side Millwall, before last season was cut short due to the Coronavirus pandemic. He rejoined on loan from the Den at the start of this season and when on form is almost unplayable at this level, his first half performance at Grosvenor Vale on his birthday for the U's saw him grab a goal and an assist before his side were ultimately pegged back by the Stones in the second half. He has kicked on since and the winger has eight goals in 21 appearances this season.
Played - 100
Won - 31
Drawn - 22
Lost - 47
LAST FIVE MEETINGS:
Nov 2020 - Stones 3-3 Sutton United (Lafayette 2, Mendy) Oct 2018 - Stones 1-2 Sutton United (Bubb) Mar 2016 - Stones 0-2 Sutton United Aug 2015 - Sutton United 5-2 Stones (Hudson-Odoi, O.G.) Jan 2015 - Sutton United 1-1 Stones (Parker)
Preview by Chris Woods