Crawley Town v Stevenage Boro preview
Crawley Town v Stevenage Borough Blue Square Premier Saturday, March 27 – 3pm kick off Broadfield Stadium, Brighton Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9RX The season so far: BORO go into Saturday s game against Crawley Town hoping to put yet more distance
Crawley Town v Stevenage Borough
Blue Square Premier
Saturday, March 27 - 3pm kick off
Broadfield Stadium, Brighton Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9RX
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The season so far:
BORO go into Saturday's game against Crawley Town hoping to put yet more distance between themselves and the chasing pack in the Blue Square Premier.
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- 8 Serial flasher who 'showed no remorse' jailed
- 9 Multiple cars involved in A1(M) collision
- 10 Man charged with robbery after being tracked down by PD Luther
Graham Westley's men sit five points clear at the top of the table from Oxford United and Luton Town but both promotion contenders have games they should win at the weekend - Luton host Hayes and Yeading while Oxford entertain Gateshead.
Boro's opponents tomorrow are currently ninth in the Blue Square Premier. Mathematically they are nine points off fifth place - and a play-off spot - and with just two defeats in their last 10 league matches are on a decent run of results themselves.
Last time these two teams met:
IT has been three weeks since Boro, who are on a nine match unbeaten run, beat Crawley at the Lamex Stadium. Goals from Michael Bostwick and Lee Boylan did the business that night. Bostwick also scored down at Broadfield Stadium last season when Boro visited Crawley. Callum Willock also scored on that occasion as Boro came away with all three points in a 2-0 win.
LAWRIE Wilson made his long awaited comeback for Boro's reserves midweek but this match will have come soon for the 22-year-old. Lee Boylan played 90 minutes in that game but both Charlie Griffin and Peter Vincenti picked up knocks and both could miss tomorrow's match.
Crawley boss Steve Evans told his club's website:
"I know Graham Westley well, he works hard and contrary to what some may think he has in my opinion put his squad together with a lot of attention and detail.
"Boro have far too many top quality players for this level of football for me to mention anyone individually, they are however all top class. I am not even going to guess what the Boro team or formation will be, they have numerous options that's for sure.
"I am more interested in what my players do tomorrow, that alone will decide what we get out of the match. "Boro will be nervous and they have every right to be, the prize for the champions is a huge one.