Article by Johnnie Lowery
Though Saturday was disappointing, I’m going to use this opportunity to reflect on what has been an excellent year for Sutton United Football Club.
The cup run of last season may never be replicated by a part time side again, from the drama of the 97th minute goal against Cheltenham to the euphoria of the full time whistle in the Leeds game that signified little Sutton United were in the last 16 of the FA Cup.
The league hasn’t been too bad either, finishing in the top half of the league in the first season back in the National League, before a strong first half to this season too.
Hopes of promotion are still not out of the question with U’s only 3 points off top at Christmas – who would have predicted that back in early August?
There is of course one game still to go this year, the far from fun-filled journey to Boreham Wood on Boxing Day with no Thameslink trains running.
Wood are always tough opponents too, their young manager building an impressive side that haven’t lost at home since September and are very much vying for promotion.
Nevertheless Paul Doswell’s men have been good at responding to disappointing results so I’ll make the journey in high hopes.
It’s a tough run of fixtures coming up but this is a side that is very capable there’s no doubt.
Merry Christmas to everyone and I look forward to seeing you all in Hertfordshire on Tuesday.
Photo credit: Ryan Dawkins