Sutton United upset Blue Square Bet Premier side Kettering to progress to the second round of the FA Cup.

After a quiet opening the game came to life after the break with Jean-Paul Marna twice forcing home keeper Kevin Scriven into action.

Leroy Griffiths went close for the Blue Square Bet South side before Craig Watkins slid home from close range.

Griffiths and Watkins both missed chances to seal the win before Adam Cunnington almost forced a replay.

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Kettering Town manager Mark Stimson told BBC Radio Northampton:

"It's very, very disappointing. We created a few chances and couldn't take them, and I honestly thought we were going to go to a replay.

"In the Cup games, you have to take opportunities and - at least - test the goalkeeper. We're out of this fantastic competition, and I feel for the supporters who came out in their numbers.

"The team's not playing as well as it should."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Sutton Utd

  • 01 Scriven
  • 03 Bray (Piper - 67' Booked )
  • 05 Downer
  • 06 Page
  • 02 Telfer (El-Salahi - 46' )
  • 04 Beautyman
  • 07 Riviere
  • 11 Orilonishe (Taggart - 71' )
  • 08 Watkins
  • 09 Griffiths
  • 10 Dundas

Substitutes

  • 18 Shaw
  • 16 El-Salahi
  • 12 Piper
  • 14 Kavanagh
  • 15 Taggart
  • 17 Sessegnon

Kettering

  • 12 Walker
  • 05 Sangare
  • 06 Ifil
  • 35 Swaibu
  • 08 Aman (Ashikodi - 70' )
  • 11 Kelly (Ifil - 87' )
  • 16 Meechan Booked
  • 20 Bridges
  • 10 Marna
  • 24 Cunnington
  • 34 Dawkin

Substitutes

  • 31 Haxhia
  • 02 Ifil
  • 21 Koo-Boothe
  • 22 Navarro
  • 07 Ashikodi
Ref: Bull
Att: 1,532

Match Stats

Shots

12 13

On target

6 4

Corners

5 2

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:19 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:52

Phil Ifil produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

90:00 +2:29

Steven Meechan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Riviere. Indirect free kick taken by Harry Beautyman.

89:51

Effort from inside the area by Steven Meechan misses to the left of the target.

88:56

Sam Page challenges Adam Cunnington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Ifil.

88:00

Craig Dundas takes a shot. Save by Laurie Walker. Tony Taggart decides to take the corner short.

86:08

Free kick taken by Djoumin Sangare.

86:08 Substitution

Substitution Phil Ifil comes on in place of Marcus Kelly.

86:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Piper on Moses Ashikodi.

84:30

Shot by Moses Ashikodi from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

84:06

Foul by Chris Piper on Moses Ashikodi, free kick awarded. Laurie Walker takes the free kick.

83:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Downer by Adam Cunnington. Karim El-Salahi takes the indirect free kick.

81:59

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leroy Griffiths from the left by-line.

79:51

Craig Watkins produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

78:19

Marcus Kelly takes the direct free kick.

78:19 Booking

Booking Chris Piper is given a yellow card.

78:09

Chris Piper concedes a free kick for a foul on Moses Ashikodi.

77:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Dundas on David Bridges. Moses Swaibu restarts play with the free kick.

75:04

Effort from the edge of the box by Leroy Griffiths goes wide of the left-hand upright.

74:17

Strike on goal comes in from Leroy Griffiths from the free kick.

74:17 Booking

Booking Steven Meechan is given a yellow card.

73:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerel Ifil on Craig Dundas.

71:39

Foul by Simon Downer on Adam Cunnington, free kick awarded. Marcus Kelly takes the free kick, Shot from inside the area by Jean-Paul Marna clears the bar.

70:22 Substitution

Substitution Tony Taggart replaces Fola Orilonishe.

69:02 Substitution

Substitution (Kettering) makes a substitution, with Moses Ashikodi coming on for Aman Verma.

66:50 Substitution

Substitution Alan Bray leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Piper.

65:45

Shot from just outside the box by Craig Watkins misses to the left of the goal.

65:13

Corner taken left-footed by Marcus Kelly, save by Kevin Scriven.

63:50

Assist by Fola Orilonishe.

63:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Watkins - Sutton Utd 1 - 0 Kettering Goal scored by Craig Watkins from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sutton Utd 1-0 Kettering.

63:19

Fola Orilonishe takes a shot. Blocked by Moses Swaibu.

62:41

Jean-Paul Marna takes a shot. Kevin Scriven makes a save.

59:19

Harry Beautyman challenges Jean-Paul Marna unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marcus Kelly takes the direct free kick.

55:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jean-Paul Marna. Kevin Scriven takes the indirect free kick.

54:48

Craig Dundas takes a shot. Save by Laurie Walker.

53:52

Simon Downer concedes a free kick for a foul on Moses Swaibu. Laurie Walker takes the free kick.

53:06

Corner taken by Leroy Griffiths, clearance made by Djoumin Sangare.

51:38

Adam Cunnington has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

51:12

Unfair challenge on Adam Cunnington by Craig Dundas results in a free kick. Marcus Kelly takes the free kick.

49:37

Jean-Paul Marna challenges Alan Bray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Scriven.

49:09

Jean-Paul Marna takes a shot. Save by Kevin Scriven.

48:18

Harry Beautyman has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

47:41

Adam Cunnington fouled by Anthony Riviere, the ref awards a free kick. Djoumin Sangare takes the direct free kick.

46:35

Anthony Riviere takes a shot. Save by Laurie Walker. Corner taken by Harry Beautyman from the right by-line, Craig Dundas takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

45:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Watkins by Moses Swaibu. Anthony Riviere restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Karim El-Salahi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Telfer.

45:00 +1:23 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:14

Corner taken by Leroy Griffiths, Foul by Simon Downer on David Bridges, free kick awarded. Laurie Walker restarts play with the free kick.

44:23

Foul by Simon Downer on Adam Cunnington, free kick awarded. Marcus Kelly takes the free kick.

43:38

Aman Verma produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

39:47

Moses Swaibu challenges Craig Watkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leroy Griffiths restarts play with the free kick.

39:30

Jean-Paul Marna takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Page.

38:32

Aman Verma concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Riviere. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Page.

36:21

Effort from outside the penalty box by Josh Dawkin goes wide right of the target.

35:28

Adam Cunnington concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Beautyman. Free kick taken by Paul Telfer.

34:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leroy Griffiths on Djoumin Sangare. Laurie Walker restarts play with the free kick.

29:44

Anthony Riviere fouled by Djoumin Sangare, the ref awards a free kick. Harry Beautyman takes the free kick.

28:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerel Ifil on Leroy Griffiths. Paul Telfer restarts play with the free kick.

24:39

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Cunnington. Sam Page takes the free kick.

23:17

Leroy Griffiths concedes a free kick for a foul on David Bridges. Indirect free kick taken by Djoumin Sangare.

21:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leroy Griffiths on Steven Meechan. Free kick taken by Jerel Ifil.

16:39

Shot from just outside the box by Leroy Griffiths goes over the bar.

16:06

Foul by David Bridges on Leroy Griffiths, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Harry Beautyman.

13:27

Steven Meechan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

11:53

Simon Downer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Cunnington. Shot comes in from Jean-Paul Marna from the free kick, Sam Page gets a block in.

8:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jean-Paul Marna. Paul Telfer takes the indirect free kick.

2:28

Outswinging corner taken by Marcus Kelly from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Djoumin Sangare goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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