Match ends, Sutton United 1, Hartlepool United 1.
Sutton United 1-1 Hartlepool United
Hartlepool claimed a battling point in their bid to secure survival in the National League following a 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Sutton.
The home side were quick out of the blocks and Harry Beautyman had already brought a save out of Scott Loach when Ross Lafayette nodded in the opening goal after nine minutes.
Tommy Wright should have made it two with a close-range header and the striker was then denied by Loach shortly afterwards.
Hartlepool equalised against the run of play when a cross was cleared to teenager Josh Hawkes and he drilled home.
Sutton continued to dominate and Lafayette twice went close before the break.
Chances were at a premium after half-time, with Ross Stearn's long-range effort the closest either side came.
Report supplied by Press Association
- 8DavisSubstituted forCadoganat 69'minutes
- 20WrightSubstituted forStearnat 69'minutes
- 34HarrisonSubstituted forTaylorat 82'minutes
- 2MagnayBooked at 67mins
- 7DonaldsonSubstituted forOatesat 58'minutes
- 14WoodsSubstituted forHarrisonat 90+1'minutes
- 15HawkesSubstituted forRodneyat 75'minutes
- David Rock
Second Half ends, Sutton United 1, Hartlepool United 1.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Harrison replaces Michael Woods.
Substitution, Sutton United. Josh Taylor replaces Byron Harrison.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Devante Rodney replaces Josh Hawkes.
Substitution, Sutton United. Ross Stearn replaces Tommy Wright.
Substitution, Sutton United. Kieron Cadogan replaces Kenny Davis.
Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Ryan Donaldson.
Second Half begins Sutton United 1, Hartlepool United 1.
First Half ends, Sutton United 1, Hartlepool United 1.
Goal! Sutton United 1, Hartlepool United 1. Josh Hawkes (Hartlepool United).
Goal! Sutton United 1, Hartlepool United 0. Ross Lafayette (Sutton United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.