Non-League preview: Sutton United travel to York City and FA Trophy qualifying begins

Sutton United make the long trip to York City in the National League tomorrow looking to continue a run of only one defeat in six games.

United have no new injury worries and top scorer midfielder Nicky Bailey will hope to add to his five league goals this season against a York side who have struggled since relegation from League Two in May and sit six places below in 19th.

They have though added left back Sean Newton from league rivals Wrexham this week – who new boss Gary Mills managed earlier this season when they beat Sutton 1-0 thanks to a Newton strike.

Hampton & Richmond face an away trip to Weston-Super-Mare in a National League South encounter.

Beavers boss Alan Dowson has strengthened his midfield with the arrival of Jack Taylor, 18, from Barnet on loan.  Taylor should go straight into the squad for the weekend game subject to league approval.

A win for the Beavers could see them leapfrog Chelmsford City into second place if Chelmsford lose against Concord Rangers.

Carshalton Athletic have an away league encounter against Chatham Town.

Carshalton go into the game with a good away record this season with four wins and two draws from eight and will look to take advantage of Chatham’s poor home form with only two home league wins this season.

A win will see them move up to fifth place as their nearest league rivals are all in FA Trophy action, as are Kingstonian, Metropolitan Police, Tooting & Mitcham, Corinthian Casuals and Walton Casuals.

Ryman Premier side Kingstonian are away at Lewes on Sunday in a welcome distraction from their poor league form after four straight defeats.

Their opponents, from the league below, are flying though with three straight wins and are eyeing an upset.

Ryman Premier’s bottom side Metropolitan Police also face a team from the league below them when they host Brightlingsea Regent on Saturday.

However they are yet to win at home in the league season and Regent will be another side expecting to cause a shock.

Ryman Division One South Tooting & Mitcham play Dunstable Town from the Evo-Stick Division One Central.

Terrors’ Billy Dunn will look to carry on where he left off following his hat-trick against Sittingbourne.

Corinthian Casuals are away at Chalfont St Peter who sit mid table in Evo Stick Division One Central.

Shaun Okojie will be full of confidence following another impressive showing and hat-trick last weekend against Chatham Town.

Walton Casuals are away to Hythe Town and may be glad to be on their travels, with Hythe high in the league on the back of seven away wins.

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