After taking six points from two games last week against sides struggling against relegation, Sutton begin a month of top of the table encounters tomorrow when they face Cray Wanderers at Bromley's Hayes Lane ground (click here for travel details). Before February is over U's will also have faced Hornchurch and Lowestoft at Gander Green Lane as well as visited Tonbridge, but they begin tomorrow against a side who this season have been at the highest level in their 150 year history, at one stage hitting second place in the table although recent home defeats against Hornchurch and Lowestoft have seen them fall off the pace slightly, and on Tuesday they dropped out of the top five thanks to Tonbridge's win at Maidstone. Striker Laurent Hamici, who had a spell with Sutton in 2009, has been the division's leading scorer for much of the campaign while the Cray squad could also include midfielder Danny Phillips, a regular member of the Sutton line-up last season. U's won the corresponding fixture last season 2-1, while earlier this season the sides drew 1-1 at Gander Green Lane, Karl Murray cancelling out an early penalty for the visitors. The game will also provide the rare sight of U's playing against a side wearing chocolate and amber - Cray have reverted to their original colours this season to mark their 150th anniversary, so U's will be in white.
Sutton's reserves are at home to Leatherhead in the 3rd round of the Suburban League Cup.