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FC Halifax Town 2-2 Sutton United

Leaders Sutton scored twice in the final 15 minutes to salvage a 2-2 draw at Halifax and extend their impressive unbeaten run in the National League to 12 games.

Halifax, who had picked up 16 points from a possible 18 before a 1-0 defeat to Eastleigh last time out, looked on course for a prize scalp after establishing a 2-0 lead.

Hull loanee Billy Chadwick put the seventh-placed hosts ahead in the 18th minute after the ball rebounded kindly to him when Kieran Green's shot had been blocked.

The Shaymen then doubled their lead on the hour when Jack Earing slotted home, and Sutton suddenly had it all to do continue their remarkable form which had brought them nine wins and two draws from their last 11 league games.

But they were given a lifeline in the 75th minute when Robert Milsom's corner ended up in the back of the net, with Isaac Olaofe possibly getting the final touch.

Sutton then snatched an equaliser five minutes from time when Craig Eastmond fired home, earning the visitors a draw which keeps them four points clear at the top of the table.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Johnson
  • 5Byrne
  • 6Bradbury
  • 8Green
  • 3Senior
  • 4Clarke
  • 31Maher
  • 2KingBooked at 44mins
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forSpenceat 82'minutes
  • 10EaringSubstituted forHydeat 62'minutes
  • 36ChadwickBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 9Hyde
  • 18Benn
  • 20Tear
  • 30Spence
  • 40Renshaw

Sutton United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bouzanis
  • 2Barden
  • 5Goodliffe
  • 8DavisSubstituted forKealyat 62'minutes
  • 24Milsom
  • 6John
  • 7Ajiboye
  • 10Beautyman
  • 15Eastmond
  • 25OlaofeSubstituted forSho-Silvaat 77'minutes
  • 9Bugiel

Substitutes

  • 3Wyatt
  • 17Sho-Silva
  • 20Nembhard
  • 21Kealy
  • 26Simpson
Referee:
Steven Copeland

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 2. Aaron Simpson (Sutton United).

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kian Spence replaces Danny Williams.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Tobi Sho-Silva replaces Isaac Olaofe.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 1. Isaac Olaofe (Sutton United).

  7. Booking

    Billy Chadwick (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Callum Kealy replaces Kenny Davis.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hyde replaces Jack Earing.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 0. Jack Earing (FC Halifax Town).

  11. Second Half

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

  12. Half Time

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

  13. Booking

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

  14. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 0. Billy Chadwick (FC Halifax Town).

  15. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  16. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sutton United29187451262561
2Hartlepool32169741281357
3Torquay29156848301851
4Stockport29139741251648
5Wrexham29138840281247
6Notts County26137636221446
7Chesterfield281431140281245
8Halifax29128945351044
9Eastleigh29111083530543
10Bromley29118104340341
11Altrincham32118133739-241
12Boreham Wood2991283531439
13Maidenhead United2611694037339
14Yeovil31116144549-439
15Dag & Red29107122836-837
16Aldershot28105133642-635
17Solihull Moors2795132734-732
18Woking2787122630-431
19Wealdstone2885153457-2329
20Weymouth2976163143-1227
21King's Lynn2866163358-2524
22Barnet2734202165-4413
23Dover00000000
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