Match ends, Dover Athletic 0, Sutton United 1.
Ten-man Sutton consolidated their place in the National League play-off places with victory at promotion rivals Dover.
Whites goalkeeper Mitch Walker had to be alert to deny Harry Beautyman just two minutes in and then pulled off another fine save to keep out Tommy Wright's deflected shot.
Sutton got the goal their early play had deserved on 26 minutes when Kieron Cadogan brought down Wright's cross and angled a shot in off the far post.
Giancarlo Gallifuoco was denied an immediate equaliser by Sutton keeper Jamie Butler, while at the other end Walker continued to keep the hosts in the game.
Dover had hope when Beautyman was shown a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on Connor Essam but they could not force an equaliser in the final half-hour as they dropped out of the top seven.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 18NorteySubstituted forAlabiat 75'minutes
- 7RichardsSubstituted forDanielat 55'minutes
- 17BirdBooked at 71mins
- 11CadoganSubstituted forDundasat 70'minutes
- 16BaileySubstituted forDownerat 85'minutes
- 31BeautymanBooked at 60mins
- 30BolarinwaSubstituted forThomasat 76'minutes
- Thomas Bramall
Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 0, Sutton United 1.
Substitution, Sutton United. Simon Downer replaces Nicky Bailey.
Substitution, Sutton United. Aswad Thomas replaces Tom Bolarinwa.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. James Alabi replaces Nortei Nortey.
Ryan Bird (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Sutton United. Craig Dundas replaces Kieron Cadogan.
Harry Beautyman (Sutton United) is shown the red card.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Kane Richards.
Second Half begins Dover Athletic 0, Sutton United 1.
First Half ends, Dover Athletic 0, Sutton United 1.
Goal! Dover Athletic 0, Sutton United 1. Kieron Cadogan (Sutton United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.