Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 1.
Hartlepool United 1-1 Sutton United
Tommy Wright's equaliser deep into stoppage-time earned Sutton a deserved National League point at Hartlepool.
Wright's far-post volley came in the ninth minute of time added on after Craig Eastmond had left the field on a stretcher.
The visitors started well and came close to grabbing an early, but Josh Taylor was denied by Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Loach.
Rhys Oates put Pools ahead against the run of play before half-time, tapping home when Jamie Butler spilt the ball into his path after good work from Devante Rodney.
Rodney hit a post from close-range shortly after the restart, while Sutton should have been level when a Louis John shot was blocked on the line, and Taylor fired the follow-up against the woodwork.
Connor Simpson headed just wide, and fellow Pools substitute Blair Adams's powerful shot was saved by Butler as Hartlepool looked for a second, but they were pegged back at the death by Wright.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
- 23LaingBooked at 65mins
- 22DonnellyBooked at 87mins
- 14WoodsSubstituted forGeorgeat 89'minutes
- 11OatesSubstituted forSimpsonat 77'minutes
- 21RodneyBooked at 62minsSubstituted forAdamsat 74'minutesBooked at 84mins
- 3ThomasBooked at 68mins
- 8DavisSubstituted forCoombesat 85'minutesBooked at 86mins
- 22WaltonSubstituted forWrightat 51'minutes
- 9LafayetteSubstituted forDundasat 70'minutes
- Daniel Middleton
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 1.
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 1. Tommy Wright (Sutton United).
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke George replaces Michael Woods.
Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Adam Coombes (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Adam Coombes replaces Kenny Davis.
Blair Adams (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Connor Simpson replaces Rhys Oates.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Blair Adams replaces Devante Rodney.
Substitution, Sutton United. Craig Dundas replaces Ross Lafayette.
Aswad Thomas (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Louis Laing (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Devante Rodney (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Tommy Wright replaces Simon Walton.
Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 0.
First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 0.
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 0. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.