Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 2.
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.
- 2KingBooked at 44mins
- 11WilliamsSubstituted forSpenceat 82'minutes
- 10EaringSubstituted forHydeat 62'minutes
- 36ChadwickBooked at 71mins
- 8DavisSubstituted forKealyat 62'minutes
- 25OlaofeSubstituted forSho-Silvaat 77'minutes
- Steven Copeland
Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 2.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 2. Aaron Simpson (Sutton United).
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kian Spence replaces Danny Williams.
Substitution, Sutton United. Tobi Sho-Silva replaces Isaac Olaofe.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 1. Isaac Olaofe (Sutton United).
Billy Chadwick (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Callum Kealy replaces Kenny Davis.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hyde replaces Jack Earing.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Sutton United 0. Jack Earing (FC Halifax Town).
Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 0.
First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 0.
Jeff King (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Sutton United 0. Billy Chadwick (FC Halifax Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.