FA Cup - First Round
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Dartford 3-6 Sutton United

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FA Cup: Dartford 3-6 Sutton Utd highlights

Doubles from Sutton United's Ross Stearn and Roarie Deacon ended Dartford's 12-game unbeaten run in a frenetic 6-3 FA Cup first-round victory at Princes Park.

Elliot Bradbrook and Duane Ofori-Acheampong dragged the hosts level three times, but goals from Deacon, Craig Eastmond, Maxime Biamou and Stearn clinched Sutton's first away win since August and puts them into the second round for the first time in five years.

With less than a minute played Biamou crossed low to Eastmond, whose shot trickled through the hands of Deren Ibrahim.

Dartford recovered quickly, with Bradbrook striking from 25 yards to level the scores, but 10 minutes later failure to clear a Sutton corner allowed an unmarked Deacon to fire home.

In the 17th minute referee Samuel Allison awarded a debatable penalty for an Eastmond handball, and Bradbrook duly converted.

But just six minutes later Deacon burst through a statuesque Dartford back four and squared to Biamou, who shot low in the bottom left-hand corner.

Ofori-Acheampong equalised early in the second half, but goals from Stearn and Deacon put distance between the teams before Stearn's 20-yard effort capped the win three minutes into injury time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 1Ibrahim
  • 2HarrisBooked at 49mins
  • 5Gardiner
  • 6Brown
  • 3WynterSubstituted forWoodat 79'minutes
  • 7Hayes
  • 4BonnerBooked at 37mins
  • 8Bradbrook
  • 11WanadioBooked at 27minsSubstituted forNobleat 84'minutes
  • 10Pugh
  • 9Ofori-AcheampongBooked at 56minsSubstituted forBrownat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Wood
  • 14Vint
  • 15Noble
  • 16Brown
  • 17Coxall
  • 18Rosenfield
  • 19Ufuah

Sutton United

  • 1Worner
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 11Stearn
  • 15EastmondBooked at 56mins
  • 6Collins
  • 16Bailey
  • 10FitchettSubstituted forDicksonat 82'minutes
  • 18McLennanBooked at 48minsSubstituted forSpenceat 59'minutes
  • 27Downer
  • 24BiamouSubstituted forBurgeat 74'minutes
  • 21Deacon

Substitutes

  • 5John
  • 7Hudson-Odoi
  • 17Spence
  • 19Dickson
  • 23Burge
  • 25Smith
  • 26Gogic
Referee:
Sam Allison
Attendance:
1,689

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamSutton United
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away11
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dartford 3, Sutton United 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dartford 3, Sutton United 6.

Goal!

Goal! Dartford 3, Sutton United 6. Ross Stearn (Sutton United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Dickson.

Craig Eastmond (Sutton United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Pugh (Dartford).

Foul by Jamie Collins (Sutton United).

Ellis Brown (Dartford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Spence (Sutton United).

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Lee Noble replaces Luke Wanadio.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Ellis Brown replaces Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Chris Dickson replaces Dan Fitchett.

Kevin Amankwaah (Sutton United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Dartford).

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Keaton Wood replaces Tom Wynter.

Dan Fitchett (Sutton United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Brown (Dartford).

Attempt missed. Craig Eastmond (Sutton United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Sutton United. Conceded by Tom Gardiner.

Corner, Sutton United. Conceded by Deren Ibrahim.

Attempt saved. Ryan Burge (Sutton United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sutton United. Conceded by Tom Wynter.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Ryan Burge replaces Maxime Biamou because of an injury.

Kevin Amankwaah (Sutton United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Wanadio (Dartford).

Goal!

Goal! Dartford 3, Sutton United 5. Roarie Deacon (Sutton United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dan Fitchett.

Attempt saved. Alex Brown (Dartford) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Simon Downer (Sutton United).

Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Dartford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ross Stearn (Sutton United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sutton United. Conceded by Alex Brown.

Corner, Sutton United. Conceded by Tom Bonner.

Foul by Kevin Amankwaah (Sutton United).

Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Dartford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Simon Downer (Sutton United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Dartford).

Craig Eastmond (Sutton United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Pugh (Dartford).

(Sutton United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Brown (Dartford).

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