Goals from Craig Dundas and Tom Bolarinwa and a fine penalty save from goalkeeper Jamie Butler saw Sutton United beat Guiseley 2-0 to return to the top of the Vanarama National League on Saturday.

Dundas continued his rich vein of form by reacting first to a downward header from captain Jamie Collins to poke the ball into the net from two yards out in the 13th minute.

On the half-hour, the hosts were given a great chance to equalise after Dundas was harshly adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area.

Lee Molyneux stepped up to take the spot-kick but Butler dived to his left to make a magnificent save and preserve Sutton’s lead.

United compounded Guiseley’s misery by extending their advantage in the 36th minute with a fine goal.

Tom Bolarinwa traded passes with Kieron Cadogan and ran through to dink the ball over onrushing goalkeeper Jonny Maxted to put daylight between the two sides.

It was the winger’s first goal for the U’s since returning to the club on a three-month loan from League Two side Grimsby Town and it helped warm-up the travelling Sutton supporters on a bitterly cold afternoon in Yorkshire.

United had several chances to go further ahead in the second half. Cadogan probably had the best opportunity when he forced Maxted to make a good save when through on goal.

The Lions could have reduced the arrears late in the game but the inspired Butler continued his recent fine form with some vital saves to ensure a clean sheet for the U's.

Sutton were the only side in the top four to win on Saturday, so leapfrog Macclesfield, Aldershot and Dover from fourth to top spot.

However, a win for Aldershot in a mouth-watering clash at Bromley tonight (Tuesday) could see the Hampshire side return to the summit.

Manager Paul Doswell had to rejig his matchday squad for various reasons but he was pleased with the application shown by his players to secure three more valuable points.

"We had four fitness tests before the game with Craig Dundas, Ross Lafayette and Tom Bolarinwa passing and Dean Beckwith just missing out," he said.

"It was also a real positive to see Dan Spence back after his groin strain and I thought he had an outstanding game on his return to the side.”

Doswell will cast his eye over the club's younger players tonight while also giving some of the first-team squad a run-out when the U's take on Redhill in a Surrey Senior Cup clash at the Knights Community Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm).

“Louis John and Tommy Wright are seeing the club doctor hoping for the all clear to play after mild concussion," said the Sutton boss.

"Josh Taylor is back having had some compassionate leave due to a close bereavement, while Alfie Egan and Ross Stearn will also play as they look to get match sharpness.

"It’s a real opportunity also for the Under 21s who have been training with the first team squad this season. We have been impressed with the players Marvin [Williams] has recommended, in particular Chad Morris, David Ompreon, Crossley Lema and Judah Chapman.

"While Marvin will take the team for this year’s Surrey Senior Cup, I’m really looking forward to watching the game from the stands and seeing what progress our younger players are making against Redhill."

United have been drawn at home to Truro City in the first round of the Buildbase FA Trophy. The match is due to take place on Saturday, December 16 at 3pm.

The National League season reaches the halfway stage this Saturday with the U's hosting Eastleigh at 3pm.