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Sutton United 1-2 Forest Green Rovers

Christian Doidge bagged his 20th National League goal of the season as Forest Green Rovers moved up a place to second with a 2-1 win at Sutton United.

Doidge took advantage of a howler from on-loan United keeper Will Puddy, signed in the aftermath of 'Piegate' keeper Wayne Shaw's resignation.

The visitors dominated the early stages which featured an argument between Sutton team-mates Nicky Bailey and Bedsente Gomis.

Doidge headed against the bar moments before Mark Ellis nodded in a corner after 32 minutes. Three minutes later Puddy's horror show allowed Doidge a simple goal.

Tempers then flared as Bailey was booked during a melee just before the break.

Rovers' Ellis was sent off late on for denying a goal-scoring opportunity and Kieron Cadogan netted a consolation deep into stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sutton United

  • 25Puddy
  • 2AmankwaahSubstituted forDownerat 72'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 4Beckwith
  • 16BaileyBooked at 45mins
  • 8GomisBooked at 57minsSubstituted forCadoganat 63'minutes
  • 6CollinsBooked at 90mins
  • 15Eastmond
  • 17SpenceSubstituted forMayat 63'minutes
  • 21Deacon
  • 24Biamou
  • 30Coombes

Substitutes

  • 12May
  • 14Dundas
  • 18Jebb
  • 27Downer
  • 31Cadogan

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 5EllisBooked at 90mins
  • 6Bennett
  • 10KellySubstituted forRobertat 86'minutes
  • 4TraoréSubstituted forCooperat 79'minutes
  • 16PinnockBooked at 87mins
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 15NobleBooked at 90mins
  • 9DoidgeBooked at 18mins
  • 11BugielSubstituted forWooleryat 64'minutes
  • 17Wishart

Substitutes

  • 12Carter
  • 14Woolery
  • 20Cooper
  • 26Robert
  • 31Gosling
Referee:
Carl Brook
Attendance:
1,446

Live Text

Match ends, Sutton United 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sutton United 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Kieron Cadogan (Sutton United).

Booking

Jamie Collins (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Mark Ellis (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card.

Booking

Ethan Pinnock (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Fabien Robert replaces Marcus Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Charlie Cooper replaces Drissa Traoré.

Booking

Simon Downer (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Simon Downer replaces Kevin Amankwaah.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Omar Bugiel.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Kieron Cadogan replaces Gomis.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Adam May replaces Daniel Spence.

Booking

Gomis (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sutton United 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sutton United 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Booking

Nicky Bailey (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 0, Forest Green Rovers 2. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Mark Ellis (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City34226667323572
2Forest Green36209774452969
3Dag & Red362141161412067
4Tranmere35207851312067
5Gateshead371711962372562
6Dover361861267541360
7Aldershot3716111048331559
8Barrow361513852361658
9Macclesfield341661246351154
10Wrexham371410133745-852
11Bromley37147164556-1149
12Boreham Wood371212133833548
13Chester351210135450446
14Eastleigh371113134749-246
15Solihull Moors36129154852-445
16Sutton United35128153947-844
17Guiseley37128174555-1044
18Braintree37119174460-1642
19Maidstone United36117184463-1940
20Torquay37109184151-1039
21Woking37108195066-1638
22York36615153656-2033
23North Ferriby United37103242356-3333
24Southport3687214177-3631
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