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Hartlepool United 1-3 Sutton United

Harry Beautyman scored twice as Sutton United eased to a convincing opening day win at Hartlepool.

The midfielder glanced in a header from Dale Bennett's pinpoint cross to open the scoring, but Hartlepool responded, with Nicke Kabamba's 20-yard shot coming back off a post.

But Sutton doubled their lead when Beautyman drilled a low shot past Ben Killip following good play from Tom Bolarinwa.

Pools pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time when Gime Toure cut in from the right, beat a defender and drove the ball into the bottom corner.

Young Hartlepool defender Kenton Richardson left the field on a stretcher with 20 minutes remaining, and Kabamba screwed a shot wide shortly after.

Jason Kennedy saw an effort blocked by Sutton goalkeeper Jamie Butler, but the visitors sealed the points in stoppage-time through Will Randall's neat finish following a swift counter-attack.

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Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Killip
  • 19RichardsonSubstituted forFeatherstoneat 70'minutes
  • 5Kerr
  • 28Kennedy
  • 22Crichlow-NobleBooked at 43minsSubstituted forKitchingat 80'minutes
  • 4Raynes
  • 15Mafuta
  • 16Noble
  • 23ToureSubstituted forHolohanat 83'minutes
  • 33James
  • 9Kabamba

Substitutes

  • 3Kitching
  • 6Bale
  • 8Featherstone
  • 14Holohan
  • 20Cunningham

Sutton United

  • 26Butler
  • 2Bennett
  • 4BardenBooked at 50mins
  • 8Davis
  • 6Collins
  • 5GoodliffeSubstituted forMatsuzakaat 90'minutes
  • 7BolarinwaSubstituted forAjiboyeat 59'minutes
  • 10Beautyman
  • 18Randall-Hurren
  • 24Milsom
  • 27JarvisSubstituted forBugielat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dudzinski
  • 9Bugiel
  • 14Dundas
  • 17Ajiboye
  • 25Matsuzaka
Referee:
Steven Copeland
Attendance:
3,812

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Daniel Matsuzaka replaces Ben Goodliffe.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 3. Will Randall (Sutton United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Omar Bugiel replaces Aaron Jarvis.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Gavan Holohan replaces Gime Toure.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Mark Kitching replaces Romoney Crichlow-Noble.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicky Featherstone replaces Kenton Richardson.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. David Ajiboye replaces Tom Bolarinwa.

Booking

Jonathan Barden (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Sutton United 2. Gime Toure (Hartlepool United).

Booking

Romoney Crichlow-Noble (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Sutton United 2. Harry Beautyman (Sutton United).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Sutton United 1. Harry Beautyman (Sutton United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Halifax11004133
2Sutton United11003123
3Woking11002023
4Fylde11002113
5Dover11002113
6Torquay11002113
7Wrexham11002113
8Barnet11001013
9Eastleigh11001013
10Maidenhead United11001013
11Harrogate10102201
12Solihull Moors10102201
13Bromley10100001
14Chorley10100001
15Aldershot100112-10
16Barrow100112-10
17Boreham Wood100112-10
18Chesterfield100112-10
19Notts County100101-10
20Stockport100101-10
21Yeovil100101-10
22Hartlepool100113-20
23Dag & Red100102-20
24Ebbsfleet100114-30
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