Having won at leaders Dartford last week, Sutton play the first of four games this month against the sides immediately above and below them in the current Ryman League table tomorrow when they welcome Hastings, at present in third place, to Gander Green Lane. By the end of February U's will also have played Boreham Wood (4th), Tooting (6th) and Ashford(7th), all away, so starting that schedule with three points at home tomorrow would be a big confidence booster. Until last Saturday, Sutton's performance in winning 3-1 at Hastings in October was probably their best in the league away from home this season, while they completed the double over the Sussex side last season, winning 2-1 at home and 2-0 away. Hastings have one of the division's leading scorers in Ade Olorunda, and recently signed tall left-sided player Tyrone Sterling, who caught the eye at Gander Green Lane playing for Cray Wanderers in last season's FA Cup. U's have an injury doubt over Alan Pouton, suffering from a knee injury picked up at Dartford, while James Hawes and Jason Goodliffe are both still out, although Hawes' ankle injury is making progress and Goodliffe is about a fortnight away from being able to have a run-out with the reserves. It will be a busy afternoon at Gander Green Lane with female spectators admitted free as part of this weekend's Women and Girls' Football Festival, which continues on Sunday in Collingwood Recreation Ground, and as well as having some girls' football on the pitch before the game tomorrow we also have a local dance troupe providing entertainment before the game and at half time, and among the day's guests is Faye White MBE, the England and Arsenal Ladies' captain.
The reserves are away to Bedfont Green in the Suburban League.