National League
Eastleigh3Sutton United2

Eastleigh 3-2 Sutton United

Eastleigh improved their chances of a National League play-off place as Ben Williamson's late goal earned them victory over Sutton.

The hosts got off to a quickfire start when Andrew Boyce bundled home from close range after Mark Yeates' corner caused chaos in the Sutton penalty area.

But the visitors were level two minutes before the break when Gime Toure latched onto a long ball and rounded Eastleigh goalkeeper Luke Southwood, despite the efforts of Reda Johnson who slipped as he looked to dispossess the forward, before tapping into an empty net.

Eastleigh regained the lead just after the hour-mark when Josh Hare fired home from range, although visiting goalkeeper Ross Worner may have felt he could have done better.

Brett Williams looked to have earned a point for the visitors when the striker glanced in Harry Beautyman's 66th-minute cross.

However, Williamson headed in with two minutes remaining to snatch victory, which leaves Eastleigh three points adrift of Sutton in the final play-off place.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Southwood
  • 2HareBooked at 20mins
  • 3GreenBooked at 0mins
  • 15Wynter
  • 22Jones
  • 5Johnson
  • 14Boyce
  • 10YeatesSubstituted forGobernat 90'minutes
  • 19HollandsBooked at 69mins
  • 18WilliamsonSubstituted forMcKnightat 90'minutes
  • 9McCallumSubstituted forZebroskiat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gobern
  • 7McKnight
  • 11Zebroski
  • 17Miley
  • 21Bearwish

Sutton United

  • 1Worner
  • 2BennettBooked at 0mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 16BaileyBooked at 0mins
  • 8DavisSubstituted forBolarinwaat 77'minutes
  • 4Beckwith
  • 15EastmondSubstituted forMcQueenat 82'minutes
  • 19Beautyman
  • Dobson
  • 28Williams
  • 9ToureSubstituted forPearceat 82'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 7Bolarinwa
  • 10Ayunga
  • 22Pearce
  • 27McQueen
  • 30Mason
Referee:
James Oldham
Attendance:
1,872

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 3, Sutton United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 3, Sutton United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Jack McKnight replaces Ben Williamson.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 3, Sutton United 2. Ben Williamson (Eastleigh).

Booking

Brad Pearce (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Darren McQueen replaces Craig Eastmond.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Brad Pearce replaces Gime Toure.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Kenny Davis.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Chris Zebroski replaces Paul McCallum.

Booking

Danny Hollands (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 2. Brett Williams (Sutton United).

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 1. Josh Hare (Eastleigh).

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, Sutton United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Sutton United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 1, Sutton United 1. Gime Toure (Sutton United).

Booking

Josh Hare (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 1, Sutton United 0. Andrew Boyce (Eastleigh).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient30169549222757
2Solihull Moors30176747272057
3Salford30168657322556
4Fylde301411547232453
5Wrexham30158736221453
6Harrogate30148857401750
7Sutton United29131064034649
8Ebbsfleet30138945311447
9Gateshead30145113830847
10Eastleigh30137103640-446
11Bromley30117124344-140
12Barrow30117123234-240
13Dag & Red30115143738-138
14Boreham Wood30911103336-338
15Hartlepool3099123241-936
16Barnet26105112632-635
17Halifax2971392631-534
18Havant & Waterlooville3088144453-932
19Dover3088143147-1632
20Maidenhead United3094173354-2131
21Chesterfield29514102937-829
22Aldershot2976162447-2327
23Maidstone United3074192750-2325
24Braintree3057182953-2422
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