Stevenage Borough v Crawley Town preview

Stevenage Borough v Crawley Town preview Saturday, March 6 – 3pm ko The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage The season so far BORO put the news that they are due to lose six points after the expulsion of Chester City from the Blue Square Premier firmly behind them

Stevenage Borough v Crawley Town preview

Saturday, March 6 - 3pm ko

The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage

The season so far


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BORO put the news that they are due to lose six points after the expulsion of Chester City from the Blue Square Premier firmly behind them on Tuesday evening with a devastating 6-0 away to Eastbourne Borough.

Coupled with the 1-0 win away to Wrexham last week Boro have kept things tight at the back while negotiating two tricky away performances and remain in second spot in the Blue Square Premier.

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At home Boro are still unbeaten in the league this season and are one of only four clubs to remain so in the top five leagues of English football. Huddersfield Town, Manchester City and Newcastle United are the other three.

Crawley Town lie in 10th after 33 games this season and are outsiders for a play-off spot being just eight points off fifth place Luton Town.

Away from home Steve Evans' men have lost half of the 16 ties they have played, have fewer away goals than all but three sides in the division and last won away from home on January 1.

They did, however, beat Luton Town last Saturday and twice came from a goal down to draw away to Salisbury City on Tuesday evening.

Last time these two sides met

Boro have yet to meet Crawley this season. They play each other in the reverse fixture at Crawley on March 27.

Last season the two sides drew 1-1 in the corresponding fixture with Mitchell Cole scoring in the 16th minute for Boro before Glen Wilson replied late on.

Team news

Boro will hope to have both Ronnie Henry and Tim Sills back in the squad for this one after both players missed the midweek win over Eastbourne.

Boss Graham Westley must also decided whether to start Mitchell Cole after the winger's six minute hat-trick on Tuesday evening.

Crawley have just 14 players available with Lewis Killeen and Simon Rusk out while Steve Evans will run the rule over Ben Smith and captain Adam Quinn before the game.

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