Sutton United began as a local league club but reached the Athenian League back in 1921. Steady progression led to them joining the Isthmian League in 1964 and the Conference in 1986.
They were somewhat of a yo-yo club between the two leagues but in 2004 they became one of the founding members of the Conference South, which is now known as the National League South. After winning this league in 2015/16, they have been a member of the National League alongside The Silkmen.
Sutton also has a reputation as a giant-killer in cup competitions, after defeating Coventry City – the then holders of the FA Cup - in the third round in 1988/89.
Sutton competed in the National League for the first time last year, finishing in a respectable 12th place. 2016 also saw Sutton’s first ever televised game against Tranmere Rovers on BT Sport 1. Maxime Biamou was their top scorer with 13 goals and two assists, however he has since moved to Coventry City.
They repeated their FA Cup heroics of years gone by as they beat three Football League teams (Cheltenham, AFC Wimbledon and Leeds United) getting to the fifth round, before losing 2-0 to Arsenal.
In August, the Silkmen travelled to the Borough Sports ground and came away empty-handed after a 2-0 loss, but in the return fixture the points were shared in a 0-0 draw.
How to get there
Train: Macclesfield > Stockport > London Euston > Euston (underground) > Morden station > Morden Bus station > West Sutton bus stop
Car: Head down the M6, M40 and on to the M25. Take the A3 > A2043 to Ashton Close in Sutton
Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 2EY