Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Sutton United 1.
Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Sutton United
Sutton continued their unbeaten start to the season as a scrappy goal from Craig Eastmond handed them a victory at Ebbsfleet.
Eastmond capitalised on a defensive error in the first half, and a clean sheet for Jamie Butler was enough to secure Paul Doswell's side a third win from four outings.
A tally of 10 points places them third in the National League, behind Wrexham and Gateshead on goal difference.
The game at Stonebridge Road had begun at a brisk pace, but neither keeper was too troubled until the 33rd minute when Jack Powell's back pass fell short of Nathan Ashmore, allowing Eastmond to squeeze a shot home.
Powell attempted to make amends with a firm effort on the stroke of half-time but Butler saved.
Daniel Wishart was close to putting Sutton two up after the break clipping the top of the crossbar with a free-kick.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 10DrurySubstituted forAdamsat 72'minutesBooked at 78mins
- 5WinfieldSubstituted forWestonat 68'minutes
- 7PowellBooked at 66mins
- 12CheekSubstituted forMcQueenat 62'minutes
- 8DavisBooked at 60mins
- 11CadoganSubstituted forBeckwithat 73'minutes
- 23TaylorBooked at 15minsSubstituted forBrownat 85'minutes
- 9LafayetteSubstituted forBolarinwaat 51'minutes
- 21WishartBooked at 61mins
- Alan Dale
Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Sutton United 1.
Substitution, Sutton United. Wayne Brown replaces Josh Taylor.
Ebou Adams (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Dean Beckwith replaces Kieron Cadogan.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Ebou Adams replaces Andy Drury.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Myles Weston replaces Dave Winfield.
Jack Powell (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Darren McQueen replaces Michael Cheek.
Daniel Wishart (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Kenny Davis (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Ross Lafayette.
Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, Sutton United 1.
First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Sutton United 1.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 0, Sutton United 1. Craig Eastmond (Sutton United).
Josh Taylor (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.