Sutton stage the second Community Fun Day of the season on Saturday in association with the Metropolitan Police's Sutton West Safer Neighbourhoods Scheme, which should ensure a bumper crowd at Gander Green Lane to see U's try and record the victory which could then secure the Ryman League championship on Sunday if Bury Town fail to win away to a Cray Wanderers side who themselves will be desperate for the points to keep alive their outside chances of a playoff spot.
It won't be an easy afternoon for U's, though, as they face a Hastings side unbeaten in their last three games and with just one league defeat in their last five. When Sutton visited the Pilot Field in September Hastings were unbeaten and promising to fulfil the predictions of those who expected them to feature in the upper reaches of the table this season, but U's won that game 3-2, leading 3-0 at one stage but almost having to settle for a draw when Hastings had a last minute goal controversially ruled out for offside. The Sussex side struggled thereafter, and a run of nine consecutive league defeats, and just four points from a possible 48, saw them plummet towards the relegation zone, although their recent recovery has put them six points clear of 19th placed Aveley, who visit Hastings on the last day of the season.
Richard Jolly should return to the Sutton squad after missing the game against Bury last week with a virus, but Bradley Woods-Garness will again be absent as he sits out the last game of his three game suspension.