Match ends, Eastleigh 3, Sutton United 2.
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.
- 2HareBooked at 20mins
- 3GreenBooked at 0mins
- 10YeatesSubstituted forGobernat 90'minutes
- 19HollandsBooked at 69mins
- 18WilliamsonSubstituted forMcKnightat 90'minutes
- 9McCallumSubstituted forZebroskiat 74'minutes
- 2BennettBooked at 0mins
- 16BaileyBooked at 0mins
- 8DavisSubstituted forBolarinwaat 77'minutes
- 15EastmondSubstituted forMcQueenat 82'minutes
- 9ToureSubstituted forPearceat 82'minutesBooked at 85mins
- James Oldham
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 3, Sutton United 2.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Jack McKnight replaces Ben Williamson.
Goal! Eastleigh 3, Sutton United 2. Ben Williamson (Eastleigh).
Brad Pearce (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Darren McQueen replaces Craig Eastmond.
Substitution, Sutton United. Brad Pearce replaces Gime Toure.
Substitution, Sutton United. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Kenny Davis.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Chris Zebroski replaces Paul McCallum.
Danny Hollands (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 2. Brett Williams (Sutton United).
Goal! Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 1. Josh Hare (Eastleigh).
Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, Sutton United 1.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Sutton United 1.
Goal! Eastleigh 1, Sutton United 1. Gime Toure (Sutton United).
Josh Hare (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Eastleigh 1, Sutton United 0. Andrew Boyce (Eastleigh).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.