Article by Johnnie Lowery
With the unbeaten league run kept going with a second consecutive win this weekend, it would be fair to say spirits are high at Gander Green Lane.
Halifax were no mugs, a combative side who you feel will probably stay up largely due to this quality, but U’s always looked a far superior footballing side and deserved the win.
It wasn’t easy though, and as Paul Doswell referred to in his post-match interview the nerves in the last few minutes could, and perhaps should, have been prevented.
The goals given away were sloppy, but ultimately a win’s a win and I’m sure the boys will be working hard in training this week to fill any gaps that exist in their game.
Of course before the typical training slot is another game, home to the new bottom side Torquay, a big club for the third year running fighting a relegation battle.
The Gulls have suffered relatively narrow defeats in their last 3 games but have failed to score in each game, a persistent issue for a side who have scored the least goals of any team this season.
To try and solve this problem a short term contract has been offered to French striker Guy Gnabouyou, with a bid tabled for another striker.
Whether any of this business is completed ahead of Tuesday night remains to be seen, but either way the nature of this division means there are no easy games, and Paul Doswell’s men will have to be switched on.
I’m sure the manager will be allowing no room for complacency as Sutton look to stay towards the top of the table approaching Christmas.