National League
Sutton UnitedSutton United0HalifaxFC Halifax Town1

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.

Line-ups

Sutton United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Butler
  • 5Goodliffe
  • 25Matsuzaka
  • 24Milsom
  • 4BardenSubstituted forEastmondat 73'minutes
  • 10Beautyman
  • 17AjiboyeSubstituted forRandall-Hurrenat 75'minutes
  • 28Reid
  • 9BugielBooked at 67mins
  • 8Davis
  • 20WrightSubstituted forJarvisat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Dundas
  • 15Eastmond
  • 18Randall-Hurren
  • 22Wyatt
  • 27Jarvis

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Johnson
  • 2Duckworth
  • 4Clarke
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forAllenat 72'minutes
  • 14Staunton
  • 6Nolan
  • 16Hanson
  • 20KingBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMaherat 86'minutes
  • 22Cooper
  • 11Sho-SilvaBooked at 27mins
  • 15McAlindenSubstituted forEaringat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Allen
  • 8Earing
  • 9Southwell
  • 12Appleyard
  • 31Maher
Referee:
Alan Dale
Attendance:
1,326

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sutton United 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sutton United 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Niall Maher replaces Jeff King.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Will Randall replaces David Ajiboye.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Craig Eastmond replaces Jonathan Barden.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Allen replaces Josh MacDonald.

  7. Booking

    Omar Bugiel (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Aaron Jarvis replaces Tommy Wright.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Michael Duckworth (FC Halifax Town).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jack Earing replaces Liam McAlinden.

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Sutton United 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

  12. Half Time

    First Half ends, Sutton United 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

  13. Booking

    Jeff King (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Booking

    Tobi Sho-Silva (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  16. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.