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Eastleigh 2-1 Sutton United

Luke Coulson's quick-fire brace extended Eastleigh's unbeaten run in the National League to eight games as they beat Sutton at Ten Acres.

After a tense first half, Coulson sparked the game into life with two goals in three minutes just after the break.

The 22-year-old was perfectly placed to collect a squared ball and slot home to break the deadlock, before getting on the end of a similar pass second two minutes later.

Ross Stearn gave the visitors hope with a superb strike from distance with nine minutes remaining.

Bedsente Gomis spurned a golden chance to equalise from the penalty spot as he was denied by Eastleigh goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • Clarke
  • 15Coulson
  • 27Johnson
  • 10Reason
  • 3Green
  • 25Cresswell
  • 12Howells
  • 2Partington
  • 28TaylorBooked at 89mins
  • 19Mandron
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forBirdat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • Cureton
  • 5Dugdale
  • 6Pipe
  • 13Huddart
  • 26Bird

Sutton United

  • 1Worner
  • 27DownerBooked at 35mins
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 15Eastmond
  • 3Wishart
  • 6Collins
  • 8GomisBooked at 38mins
  • 21Deacon
  • 23BurgeSubstituted forStearnat 64'minutes
  • 24BiamouSubstituted forHudson-Odoiat 68'minutes
  • 10FitchettSubstituted forDicksonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5John
  • 7Hudson-Odoi
  • 11Stearn
  • 17Spence
  • 19Dickson
Referee:
Constantine Hatzidakis
Attendance:
2,853

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 1.

  3. Booking

    Jason Taylor (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Ryan Bird replaces James Constable.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 1. Ross Stearn (Sutton United).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Chris Dickson replaces Dan Fitchett.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Bradley Hudson-Odoi replaces Maxime Biamou.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Ross Stearn replaces Ryan Burge.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 0. Luke Coulson (Eastleigh).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Eastleigh 1, Sutton United 0. Luke Coulson (Eastleigh).

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Sutton United 0.

  12. Half Time

    First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Sutton United 0.

  13. Booking

    Gomis (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Booking

    Simon Downer (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  16. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dag & Red1290324101427
2Forest Green1282222111126
3Barrow127321913624
4Tranmere12723159623
5Lincoln City1271423121122
6Eastleigh126422011922
7Aldershot12642179822
8Dover127142016422
9Macclesfield117041812621
10Boreham Wood12462159618
11Maidstone United125341717018
12Gateshead125252014617
13Sutton United125161315-216
14Wrexham11443912-316
15Chester124351615115
16Torquay124171318-513
17Solihull Moors123451421-713
18York123361418-412
19Woking123271724-711
20Bromley123271320-711
21North Ferriby United12318620-1410
22Braintree122371018-89
23Southport12237927-189
24Guiseley120391124-133
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