National League
Sutton UnitedSutton United1TranmereTranmere Rovers0

Danny Fitchett netted the winner as Sutton United ended a run of three straight defeats with a 1-0 win over Tranmere in the National League.

Rovers were looking to momentarily move to the top of the table with victory before their rivals played later in the afternoon but struggled to cope with the artificial pitch at Sutton.

In a tight first half, Sutton striker Fitchett thought he had given the hosts the lead in the 31st minute when he finished coolly into the bottom corner, only for it to be rightly chalked off for offside.

But two minutes after half-time, Fitchett nodded in the winner after getting in front of a defender following a knock down from Maxime Biamou.

Chances were few and far between for either side as the hosts held on for victory while fourth-placed Tranmere's winless run extended to four matches.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sutton United

  • 1Worner
  • 27Downer
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 15EastmondBooked at 18mins
  • 3Wishart
  • 6Collins
  • 8Gomis
  • 16BaileyBooked at 34mins
  • 21Deacon
  • 10FitchettSubstituted forStearnat 78'minutes
  • 24BiamouBooked at 61minsSubstituted forDicksonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hudson-Odoi
  • 11Stearn
  • 17Spence
  • 19Dickson
  • 29Shaw

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2VaughanBooked at 65mins
  • 20MaynardBooked at 42mins
  • 4Jennings
  • 5McNultyBooked at 43mins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 17KirbySubstituted forCookat 26'minutes
  • 8HarrisSubstituted forMekkiat 23'minutes
  • 10Norwood
  • 14StephensonSubstituted forJonesat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mekki
  • 9Cook
  • 12Sutton
  • 13Turner
  • 22Jones
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,680

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sutton United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sutton United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Ross Stearn replaces Dan Fitchett.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Chris Dickson replaces Maxime Biamou.

  5. Booking

    Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Ethan Jones replaces Darren Stephenson.

  7. Booking

    Maxime Biamou (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Dan Fitchett (Sutton United).

  9. Second Half

    Second Half begins Sutton United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  10. Half Time

    First Half ends, Sutton United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  11. Booking

    Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Booking

    Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Booking

    Nicky Bailey (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Cook replaces Jake Kirby.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Jay Harris.

  16. Booking

    Craig Eastmond (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  18. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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