Match ends, Maidstone United 0, Sutton United 1.
Maidstone United 0-1 Sutton United
Ross Lafayette's goal was enough to give Sutton victory over Maidstone in the National League.
The striker gave Sutton a 10th-minute lead, arriving on cue at the near post to turn home Jonah Ayunga's cross.
The pair threatened on several occasions to add to the goal tally, and Maidstone went close to an equaliser early in the second period when Jamar Loza's 30-yard strike rebounded to safety off the crossbar.
Sutton held firm, though, and could even have extended their winning margin late on when Tommy Wright's powerful effort drew a good save from Lee Worgan.
Regardless, they remain among a host of teams within one win of top spot in a tightly-packed table.
Report supplied by Press Association
- 5De Havilland
- 4WynterSubstituted forCokerat 83'minutes
- 8LewisBooked at 15minsSubstituted forPaxmanat 83'minutes
- 14LozaBooked at 81mins
- 2BennettBooked at 18mins
- 9LafayetteSubstituted forDrinanat 74'minutes
- 10AyungaSubstituted forWrightat 65'minutes
- 18BrownSubstituted forDavisat 63'minutes
- 21WishartBooked at 90mins
- Tom Reeves
Second Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Sutton United 1.
Daniel Wishart (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Andre Coker replaces Jordan Wynter.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Jack Paxman replaces Stuart Lewis.
Jamar Loza (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Sutton United. Aaron Drinan replaces Ross Lafayette.
Substitution, Sutton United. Tommy Wright replaces Jonah Ayunga.
Substitution, Sutton United. Kenny Davis replaces Wayne Brown.
Second Half begins Maidstone United 0, Sutton United 1.
First Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Sutton United 1.
Dale Bennett (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Stuart Lewis (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Maidstone United 0, Sutton United 1. Ross Lafayette (Sutton United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.