Both of Sutton United’s games over the Easter weekend showed why they are in the National League South title race, albeit in very different ways.

The win at Truro City showed the quality of the side - to win so comfortably against a team with such a strong home record was very impressive and showed that United do have the ability to succeed.

The draw against Whitehawk on the Monday, however, showed the fighting spirit of the side to fight back from what seemed a lost cause to claim a point and continue to look for all three.

Quality and spirit are both characteristics needed to challenge for titles, and it is clear that Paul Doswell’s men have both in abundance.

The slow start to the Whitehawk game was entirely understandable given the long trip to Truro just two days earlier.

Both goals conceded were sloppy and not what the supporters have come to expect with so many clean sheets this season, but the reaction from every single player was superb and we were well worth the point in the end.

With Maidstone losing and Ebbsfleet being held to a 1-1 draw at Dartford it was not a bad day at all for United.

With seven games remaining for Sutton there is still every chance of the title.

Conveniently the pressure is all on Ebbsfleet with the money they have spent this season, so United can look forward to chasing promotion without this weight of expectation on their shoulders.

With all three of Sutton, Maidstone, and Ebbsfleet all having a roughly equal chance of the title it promises to be a very entertaining April – hopefully a month that will see us crowned as champions at the end of it.