There will be an 8am pitch inspection at The Shay on Saturday morning to see if the game can go ahead. The pitch was playable on Friday afternoon
Subject to the vagaries of the weather and Storm Dennis, Sutton will return to action after a fortnight’s layoff tomorrow, travelling north to face FC Halifax Town, currently in third place in the Vanarama National League and top of the form table, unbeaten in seven league games and having won their last four, although they did suffer a surprise reverse at home to Halesowen in the FA Trophy last week.
The Shaymen made a fine start to the season, losing only one of their first nine games, but a run in which their 1-0 win at Sutton at the end of October was their only win in eleven league games saw them drop off the pace, and defeats either side of Christmas against Notts County and Stockport saw them concede nine goals. That Boxing Day 5-1 loss at Edgeley Park, though, was their last in the league and they currently lie eight points behind leaders Barrow.
Despite the last four games yielding three draws and a defeat, U’s overall form is good, with that Chesterfield defeat the only reverse in twelve league games. Craig Eastmond is due to complete what has been a very long four match suspension but on loan striker Isaac Olaofe should feature for the first time in the squad having found the net in last week’s training game against Tonbridge.
We will have commentary as usual on our Mixlr site tomorrow afternoon.
The Shay pitch was described as playable on Friday lunchtime and the weather was dry, but more rain is forecast and supporters should keep an eye on the club media outlets should circumstances change.