Sutton could move in to the Ryman League play-off positions for the first time this season tomorrow when they entertain Tooting & Mitcham in the first league game between the sides at Gander Green Lane since a goalless draw in October 1985. U’s Boxing Day victory against their other local rivals Carshalton lifted them to within a point of the top five, and they have already beaten Tooting at Sutton once this season, Billy Dunn and Matt Hann scoring in a 2-0 FA Trophy success, but it was a different story at Imperial Fields in the league in August when Tooting won 4-2, their first league win of an uneven season, as they went on to take 22 points from their next nine games and were at one stage second in the table, but since the end of that run they have won just once and have lost their last four league games without scoring, currently lying 15th in the table six points behind U’s. Paul Doswell will have to reshuffle his defence with Alan Bray suspended for tomorrow’s game, Simon Downer having left to join Rushden this week and Karim El-Salahi rated last week as doubtful having missed the last two games with a foot injury. Chukki Eribenne and Gavin McCallum are both regarded as more likely to return. While the pitch at Gander Green Lane has been frozen for much of the week, conditions have relented over the past couple of days but after a frosty night there will be a 12 o'clock inspection to determine whether the game can go ahead.
GAME OFF AFTER INSPECTION - RESERVES GAME AT THREE BRIDGES ALSO OFF.