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Sutton United 5-2 Chester

Adam Coombes and Adam May struck their first goals for Sutton in guaranteeing another season in the fifth tier with a comfortable victory over Chester, who slumped to their fifth successive defeat but are unlikely to be relegated.

Sutton took control of the game with two goals inside the opening 10 minutes, first Coombes firing into the top corner from 25-yards with just five minutes on the clock before May doubled the lead three minutes later with a fierce 20-yard strike.

Jamie Collins made the points safe four minutes before half-time with a free-kick which floated over the wall and into the top corner with goalkeeper Alex Lynch rooted to the spot, and then supplied the cross for Coombes to head home his second in the 46th minute.

The hosts made it five in spectacular fashion as a corner was headed clear only for Nicky Bailey to rifle the ball home from 30-yards on the half-volley.

James Alabi took advantage of a mistake by goalkeeper Will Puddy to reduce the arrears in the 79th minute from a tight angle and three minutes later he struck again when he collected a pass from Tom Shaw, cut inside and fired home.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.


Sutton United

  • 26Puddy
  • 4BeckwithSubstituted forSpenceat 68'minutes
  • 5John
  • 16Bailey
  • 12May
  • 6Collins
  • 15Eastmond
  • 19MonakanaSubstituted forJebbat 57'minutes
  • 31Cadogan
  • 24BiamouSubstituted forDundasat 60'minutes
  • 30Coombes


  • 8Gomis
  • 14Dundas
  • 17Spence
  • 18Jebb
  • 33Brown


  • 1Lynch
  • 6Astles
  • 17Vassell
  • 12HughesSubstituted forJoyceat 57'minutes
  • 8Shaw
  • 4George
  • 10Durrell
  • 20Akintunde
  • 21Lloyd
  • 26Dawson
  • 9Alabi


  • 13Roberts
  • 14Joyce
  • 16Hunt
  • 19Waters
  • 33Davies
Chris O'Donnell

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sutton United 5, Chester FC 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sutton United 5, Chester FC 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 5, Chester FC 2. James Alabi (Chester FC).

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 5, Chester FC 1. James Alabi (Chester FC).

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 5, Chester FC 0. Nicky Bailey (Sutton United).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Daniel Spence replaces Dean Beckwith.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Craig Dundas replaces Maxime Biamou.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Jack Jebb replaces Jeffrey Monakana.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Wade Joyce replaces Sam Hughes.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 4, Chester FC 0. Adam Coombes (Sutton United).

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Sutton United 3, Chester FC 0.

  12. Half Time

    First Half ends, Sutton United 3, Chester FC 0.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 3, Chester FC 0. Jamie Collins (Sutton United).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 2, Chester FC 0. Adam May (Sutton United).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 1, Chester FC 0. Adam Coombes (Sutton United).

  16. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  17. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

1Lincoln City44307782394397
3Forest Green4525101086543285
4Dag & Red452651478522683
11Sutton United451512186163-257
13Maidstone United44169195974-1557
15Boreham Wood451413184748-155
16Solihull Moors45159216174-1354
23North Ferriby United45123303280-4839
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