A non-league side that brought the world's attention to their doorstep. The tale of Sutton United's journey to the fifth round of the FA cup was in every sense a fairytale. Capturing those moments and the atmosphere around Gander Green Lane ahead of kick off, the simmering electric feel just goes to show that romance is certainly not dead.
It's one that can capture the imagination and re-light a much needed spark for the FA Cup. While much is made about fielding weaker teams and not giving the trophy the attention it deserves, the showing this season from the likes of Sutton United and Lincoln City have proved the power that this tournament holds. The embers are very much still burning bright where fans watch the game from and this fixture personified that. Tickets like gold dust for a non-league experience, this was a night to savour. Capturing the energy of the streets surrounding Gander Green Lane, Will Cornelius was on hand to document a moment to treasure in the memory.
This is a club of semi-professional status going against the Premier League elite. Fresh from the Champions League surroundings, it's a humbling experience that serves as a reminder that football in its simplest of forms, whether pub or pitchside, is a damn good game.
Photography by Will Cornelius