Sutton United captain Jamie Collins says the U's are still in the title race despite seeing their 3-2 half-time lead at Maidenhead wiped out by bad weather on Good Friday.

In an action-packed 45 minutes played in heavy rain, United showed great character to come from behind twice with Craig Eastmond (11 minutes), Simon Walton (37) and Louis John (42) all finding the target.

However, with conditions worsening and players finding it difficult to string two passes together on a quagmire of a pitch, referee Joe Johnson chose to abandon the game at half-time.

To compound their woes, the Sutton players watched title rivals Macclesfield Town score their second last minute goal in three days to snatch a 3-2 win from their TV showdown at Woking.

Despite Friday's double blow, Collins took the referee's decision on the chin and says it's premature to rule United out of the title running.

"I think it was the right thing to call it off," said the Sutton skipper.

"We heard the day before that the pitch was under water, so looking at the forecast the game should never have started.

"At 1-0 down we were thinking it should be called off. At 2-2 I went to the ref to tell him the pitch wasn't going to get any better and he said he'd give it until half-time.

"It looked to me that the fourth official wanted the game off more than anyone because he also spoke to the ref when it was 2-2.

"It was the right decision but it was disappointing for all the fans, especially as we were 3-2 up. We always fancied ourselves to go on and win the game

"If the pitch is good then you always know you're going to have a tough game at Maidenhead.

"But it's one of those things in football. Now hopefully we can come here on a Tuesday night and get a win."

Macclesfield's habit of grabbing victories from the jaws of draws has seen them move six points clear at the top of the National League going into the final month of the regular season.

But Collins has faith that Sutton can keep in touch with the Cheshire side and even overhaul them.

"The boys were in the bar watching the game," he said.

"It looked like they were going to drop points but they've got a knack of scoring last minute winners.

"They've got six games to go, we've got seven. It's going to be tight but I still fancy us to do it.

"With the players we've got and the way we're playing at the minute - we've only lost one game in 2018 - I think we can go on and win it."

Sutton take on 10th-placed Bromley at the Knights Community Stadium on Monday, April 2. Kick-off 3pm. The match will be shown live on BT Sport.