Dover will be aiming to keep up their recent upturn in league form when they host fifth placed U’s side on Saturday.
Chris Kinnear’s men, one place and one point behind this weekend’s opponents, have won their last two National League matches following a prior five-game winless run in the division.
And Sutton themselves are also in good league form, unbeaten in three games with wins against Dagenham & Redbridge and Gateshead.
Home fans might recognise a familiar face at the weekend with U’s defender Aswad Thomas, playing 68 times for Whites over a two-year period
One player that won’t feature is Anthony Jeffrey. The winger is inelegible to face his parent club.
SUTTON’S RECENT FORM
03/03/18: BRACKLEY 3-1 SUTTON
Sutton’s FA Trophy campaign was ended by National League North Brackley Town last Saturday.
Harry Beautyman and Terrell Thomas both went close to putting the visitors ahead, but it was Town who led on 27 minutes after Lee Ndlovu prodded in from a corner.
The advantage was doubled from the spot five minutes before the break after Jimmy Armson was bundled over in the area, allowing Aaron Williams to slot in his 23rd goal of the season.
Home keeper Danny Lewis saved from from sub Tom Bolarinwa as Paul Doswell’s team pushed for a way back into the match.
But Armson’s run and cool finish sealed Brackley’s spot in the quarter-finals just before the hour mark, though Tommy Wright was able to pull a goal back for United in injury time.
03/10/18 SUTTON 2-2 DOVER
MANNY Parry scored a dramatic injury-time equaliser to grab a point for Athletic in an exciting encounter at the Knight’s Community Stadium on a Tuesday night.
The defender reacted quickest in the box to fire home after Connor Essam had headed sub Kane Richards’ deep cross back into the goalmouth.
Chris Kinnear’s men had taken a first-half lead through Giancarlo Gallifuoco’s smart turn and shot, but two stunning strikes from Tommy Wright and Keiron Cadogan after the break put the hosts in front until Parry struck.
The visitors started brightly with Ryan Bird heading Josh Passley’s pinpoint cross wide and Paul Lewis firing past the post via a deflection.
Home keeper Jamie Butler was out quickly to block Jamie Allen after the forward found himself in space, with Bird’s follow-up cleared off the line.
The stopper then acrobatically tipped away Femi Ilesanmi’s header as Whites continued to press.
And that pressure paid off as Gallifuoco struck on 36 minutes.
The Australian controlled Mitch Pinnock’s free-kick, before swivelling and firing past a helpless Butler to grab his third of the season.
Mitch Walker had to tip over United’s first shot on target – a set-piece from Simon Walton just before half-time.
Following the restart, Gallifuoco drove forward and tested Butler with a low drive and Sutton manager Paul Doswell introduced striker Wright from the bench on 68 minutes.
And the substitute made an immediate impact, arrowing a volley into the top corner from the edge of the box two minutes after entering the action.
Ross Lafayette tested Walker moments later with a stinging drive, but the host’s turnaround was complete on 80 minutes.
Cadogan’s 20-yard volley flew through a crowded area and flashed past Walker before the Dover stopper could react.
But Parry had the final say as Whites dropped one place in the table, a point behind new leaders Macclesfield Town.
29/11/16: Sutton 0-6 Dover
04/10/16: Dover 3-1 Sutton
Prices are as follows:
Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)
The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!
Coverage starts from 2pm.
SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm kick off unless stated)
BARROW V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
BROMLEY V MAIDSTONE UNITED
EASTLEIGH V BOREHAM WOOD
EBBSFLEET UNITED V SOLIHULL MOORS
GATESHEAD V AFC FYLDE
LEYTON ORIENT V TRANMERE ROVERS
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V GUISELEY
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V TORQUAY UNITED
WOKING V CHESTER
WREXHAM V FC HALIFAX TOWN
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V ALDERSHOT TOWN (5:30pm)
There is a coach travelling to Solihull Moors on Saturday 17th February and it is not too late to book your space on it.
It departs Crabble at 9:15am and the the prices are as follows:
Adult members £25, adult non-members £40 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.
There is also a coach leaving for Fylde at 7am on Saturday 24th February and the costs are:
Adult members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (Under 16) £15.
Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Sutton.
Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.