Match ends, Sutton United 0, FC Halifax Town 1.
Sutton United 0-1 FC Halifax Town
Michael Duckworth's first goal for AFC Halifax secured victory over struggling Sutton.
The midfielder struck in the 53th minute to end Town's three-match winless streak and move them back up to second in the National League table.
Kenny Davis was off target for Sutton twice in the first half while Liam McAlinden fired over for the visitors.
Shaymen goalkeeper Sam Johnson then pushed Rob Milsom's free-kick to safety before Halifax struck.
Duckworth was on hand to convert Josh MacDonald's cross and keep Sutton in the relegation zone, three points from safety.
Johnson ensured Halifax left with all three points by denying Omar Bugiel, who then hit the crossbar late on.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 4BardenSubstituted forEastmondat 73'minutes
- 17AjiboyeSubstituted forRandall-Hurrenat 75'minutes
- 9BugielBooked at 67mins
- 20WrightSubstituted forJarvisat 59'minutes
- 17MacDonaldSubstituted forAllenat 72'minutes
- 20KingBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMaherat 86'minutes
- 11Sho-SilvaBooked at 27mins
- 15McAlindenSubstituted forEaringat 46'minutes
- Alan Dale
Second Half ends, Sutton United 0, FC Halifax Town 1.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Niall Maher replaces Jeff King.
Substitution, Sutton United. Will Randall replaces David Ajiboye.
Substitution, Sutton United. Craig Eastmond replaces Jonathan Barden.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Allen replaces Josh MacDonald.
Omar Bugiel (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Aaron Jarvis replaces Tommy Wright.
Goal! Sutton United 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Michael Duckworth (FC Halifax Town).
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jack Earing replaces Liam McAlinden.
Second Half begins Sutton United 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
First Half ends, Sutton United 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
Jeff King (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Tobi Sho-Silva (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.