Article by Johnnie Lowery
Saturday’s result at Guiseley means Sutton are, for the time being anyway, the best side in non-league football, an incredible position to be in given our part time status and relatively low budget.
We’ve come an incredibly long way in the last few years – I doubt many people will need reminding where we were 10 years ago.
Similar to when Leicester City took the Premier League title a few years ago, the longer this strong performance keeps going the less you feel it’s some ridiculous impossibility and more start to consider the chance it could actually happen.
Granted it’s a very tight division, but to be top at nearly the halfway point of the season isn’t half bad.
There’s definitely a benefit in having no pressure on us compared to relatively big spending clubs such as Wrexham, Aldershot, and the fast recovering Tranmere.
The Tranmere game in a couple of weeks will be a particularly interesting one, the pre-season title favourites fighting their way back to the top after a poor start.
In the meantime Eastleigh provide the opposition on Saturday, the Hampshire side disappointingly in a lower mid table position despite their considerable wage bill.
They’ll have a goalkeeper issue too, Stack injured and Flitney suspended after being sent off at Halifax where his side threw away a 2 goal lead to draw 3-3.
United will be looking to break the ‘top of the table curse’ that has struck every time U’s have reached the summit this season.
There’s no doubt this little club keeps you dreaming, and hopefully we’ll still be in that dreamy mood come Saturday evening