Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 1.
FC Halifax Town 2-1 Sutton United
Sutton's fading hopes of automatic promotion to the Football League were extinguished by a 2-1 defeat at Halifax.
The visitors missed a great early chance when Tommy Wright hit the crossbar from three yards out.
Halifax made them pay when Jake Hibbs released the onrushing Mike Fondop-Talom, who rounded Jamie Butler to score.
Substitute Ross Lafayette thought he had secured a point for Sutton when he headed home a corner by another replacement, Harry Beautyman.
But the hosts surged up the other end, and after Jamie Butler had done well to tip Scott McManus's effort against the bar, Ben Tomlinson reacted to nod in and claim Halifax's victory.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 5BrownSubstituted forWildeat 13'minutes
- 23ThomsonBooked at 36mins
- 19ThomasBooked at 41mins
- 27DownerBooked at 27mins
- 11CadoganSubstituted forHarrisonat 46'minutes
- 8DavisBooked at 30mins
- 22WaltonSubstituted forBeautymanat 26'minutes
- 20WrightSubstituted forLafayetteat 46'minutes
- Joe Hull
Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 1.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 1. Ben Tomlinson (FC Halifax Town).
Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 1. Ross Lafayette (Sutton United).
Substitution, Sutton United. Byron Harrison replaces Kieron Cadogan.
Substitution, Sutton United. Ross Lafayette replaces Tommy Wright.
Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 0.
First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 0.
Terell Thomas (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Connor Thomson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Kenny Davis (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Simon Downer (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Harry Beautyman replaces Simon Walton.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 0. Mike Fondop-Talom (FC Halifax Town).
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilde replaces Matty Brown.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.