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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.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 11McManus
  • 31Maher
  • 20Hibbs
  • 2Moyo
  • 21Graham
  • 5BrownSubstituted forWildeat 13'minutes
  • 8Hotte
  • 23ThomsonBooked at 36mins
  • 14Tomlinson
  • 33Fondop-Talom

Substitutes

  • 3Wilde
  • 9Denton
  • 10Oliver
  • 13Nicholson
  • 30Basic

Sutton United

  • 26Butler
  • 19ThomasBooked at 41mins
  • 27DownerBooked at 27mins
  • 11CadoganSubstituted forHarrisonat 46'minutes
  • 5John
  • 3Thomas
  • 8DavisBooked at 30mins
  • 15Eastmond
  • 22WaltonSubstituted forBeautymanat 26'minutes
  • 14Dundas
  • 20WrightSubstituted forLafayetteat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Beckwith
  • 9Lafayette
  • 31Beautyman
  • 32Stearn
  • 34Harrison
Referee:
Joe Hull
Attendance:
1,274

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 1.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 1. Ben Tomlinson (FC Halifax Town).

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 1. Ross Lafayette (Sutton United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Byron Harrison replaces Kieron Cadogan.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Ross Lafayette replaces Tommy Wright.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 0.

Booking

Terell Thomas (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Connor Thomson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kenny Davis (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Harry Beautyman replaces Simon Walton.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 0. Mike Fondop-Talom (FC Halifax Town).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilde replaces Matty Brown.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield432510862451785
2Tranmere4121101071422973
3Sutton United422191262491372
4Fylde4320111281542771
5Aldershot421914961471471
6Boreham Wood4318151055411469
7Wrexham431718848361269
8Dover4218131155371867
9Ebbsfleet411616956461064
10Bromley4116121365501560
11Dag & Red411611146053759
12Leyton Orient411411165352153
13Eastleigh421217136166-553
14Halifax421314154653-753
15Maidenhead United411313155460-652
16Gateshead401117125344950
17Hartlepool421212184860-1248
18Solihull Moors421211194253-1147
19Maidstone United431114184863-1547
20Woking43129225271-1945
21Barrow411014174859-1144
22Torquay42910233967-2837
23Chester43713233771-3434
24Guiseley40612223472-3830
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