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Hartlepool United 2-3 Sutton United

Sutton United came from behind to claim a 3-2 victory at Hartlepool and move above their opponents in the National League table.

Niko Muir had an early shot comfortably saved and Liam Noble was not too far away with a free-kick as Pools made the livelier start.

But they found themselves behind to a scrappy goal in the 22nd minute when Aswad Thomas turned the ball home from close range after a scramble from a corner.

It was all square at the start of the second half when Muir scored from six yards following a Noble corner and Hartlepool were in front after 50 minutes when Noble's free-kick took a deflection on its way in.

But Pools were pegged back in the 63rd minute when Tom Bolarinwa scored on the break.

Ryan Donaldson volleyed wide for the home side from close range after 70 minutes and Sutton made them pay as Craig Eastmond was allowed to break forward and crack in the winner from 20 yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Loach
  • 7Donaldson
  • 5Magnay
  • 3KitchingBooked at 24mins
  • 2Kioso
  • 16FeatherstoneSubstituted forDinangaat 83'minutes
  • 15Davies
  • 6Noble
  • 10Muir
  • 33James
  • 26McLaughlinSubstituted forWoodsat 83'minutes


  • 8Hawkins
  • 11Hawkes
  • 14Woods
  • 17Anderson
  • 31Dinanga

Sutton United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Butler
  • 2BennettBooked at 45mins
  • 6Collins
  • 7Bolarinwa
  • 3Thomas
  • 8DavisBooked at 88minsSubstituted forBrownat 89'minutes
  • 5Clough
  • 11CadoganSubstituted forBeautymanat 82'minutes
  • 24Drinan
  • 10AyungaSubstituted forWishartat 74'minutes
  • 15EastmondBooked at 18mins


  • 4Beckwith
  • 18Brown
  • 19Beautyman
  • 21Wishart
  • 23Taylor
Andrew Miller

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Sutton United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Sutton United 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Wayne Brown replaces Kenny Davis.

  4. Booking

    Kenny Davis (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marcus Dinanga replaces Nicky Featherstone.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Patrick McLaughlin.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Harry Beautyman replaces Kieron Cadogan.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Sutton United 3. Craig Eastmond (Sutton United).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Daniel Wishart replaces.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Sutton United 2. Tom Bolarinwa (Sutton United).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Sutton United 1. Liam Noble (Hartlepool United).

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 1. Niko Muir (Hartlepool United).

  13. Second Half

    Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Sutton United 1.

  14. Half Time

    First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Sutton United 1.

  15. Booking

    Dale Bennett (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Booking

    Mark Kitching (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Sutton United 1. Aswad Thomas (Sutton United).

  18. Booking

    Craig Eastmond (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  20. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

1Leyton Orient17106133102336
4Solihull Moors1711152618834
8Sutton United168532319429
11Boreham Wood177462121025
18Maidenhead United1752102032-1217
20Maidstone United1742111224-1214
21Dag & Red1733111425-1112
22Havant & Waterlooville1725101834-1611
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