Match ends, Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 1.
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.
- 28TaylorBooked at 89mins
- 9ConstableSubstituted forBirdat 88'minutes
- 27DownerBooked at 35mins
- 8GomisBooked at 38mins
- 23BurgeSubstituted forStearnat 64'minutes
- 24BiamouSubstituted forHudson-Odoiat 68'minutes
- 10FitchettSubstituted forDicksonat 68'minutes
- Constantine Hatzidakis
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 1.
Jason Taylor (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ryan Bird replaces James Constable.
Goal! Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 1. Ross Stearn (Sutton United).
Substitution, Sutton United. Chris Dickson replaces Dan Fitchett.
Substitution, Sutton United. Bradley Hudson-Odoi replaces Maxime Biamou.
Substitution, Sutton United. Ross Stearn replaces Ryan Burge.
Goal! Eastleigh 2, Sutton United 0. Luke Coulson (Eastleigh).
Goal! Eastleigh 1, Sutton United 0. Luke Coulson (Eastleigh).
Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Sutton United 0.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Sutton United 0.
Gomis (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Simon Downer (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.