Match ends, Sutton United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.
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.
- 15EastmondBooked at 18mins
- 16BaileyBooked at 34mins
- 10FitchettSubstituted forStearnat 78'minutes
- 24BiamouBooked at 61minsSubstituted forDicksonat 72'minutes
- 2VaughanBooked at 65mins
- 20MaynardBooked at 42mins
- 5McNultyBooked at 43mins
- 17KirbySubstituted forCookat 26'minutes
- 8HarrisSubstituted forMekkiat 23'minutes
- 14StephensonSubstituted forJonesat 63'minutes
- Robert Whitton
Second Half ends, Sutton United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Substitution, Sutton United. Ross Stearn replaces Dan Fitchett.
Substitution, Sutton United. Chris Dickson replaces Maxime Biamou.
Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Ethan Jones replaces Darren Stephenson.
Maxime Biamou (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Sutton United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Dan Fitchett (Sutton United).
Second Half begins Sutton United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.
First Half ends, Sutton United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Nicky Bailey (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Cook replaces Jake Kirby.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Jay Harris.
Craig Eastmond (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.