The FA Cup - First Round
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Sutton United 0-0 Slough Town

Sutton were left frustrated by a resolute and organised Slough at Gander Green Lane as they were held to a disappointing goalless draw.

Visitors Slough came into the game as underdogs but were aiming to make it into the second round of the FA Cup for only the eighth time in their history.

They gave the home side a stern test and were unfortunate not to beat a Sutton side who have only lost three times this season.

Slough had to be at their best but matched Sutton in terms of physicality as both teams showed they were capable of good football at times and created numerous chances but failed to find breakthrough.

Slough top scorer James Dobson caused problems for the Sutton defence all afternoon but it was his captain who came closest to scoring.

In the 74th minute, Mark Nisbet's volley seemed destined for the net only to be headed off the line by Sutton skipper Jamie Collins.

The resulting ball hung in the air and with Matty Stevens ready to fire the Rebels ahead, he appeared to be dragged down, but the referee waved away Slough claims and a goal remained elusive.

The game at times was end-to-end, with Sutton also creating several goalscoring chances. A combination of lacklustre finishing and a solid display from Jack Turner in the Slough goal ensured the game finished goalless.

Sutton's best chance came with minutes remaining. Makeshift striker Charlie Clough turned and found his way into the box, before driving a low shot which was well saved by the Slough goalkeeper.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sutton United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26ButlerBooked at 36mins
  • 2BennettSubstituted forBaileyat 45+1'minutes
  • 5Clough
  • 6Collins
  • 3Thomas
  • 7Bolarinwa
  • 8Davis
  • 15EastmondBooked at 88mins
  • 11Cadogan
  • 24DrinanSubstituted forBrownat 64'minutes
  • 10AyungaSubstituted forBeckwithat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 4Beckwith
  • 16Bailey
  • 18Brown
  • 19Beautyman
  • 21Wishart
  • 23Taylor

Slough Town

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Turner
  • 2Jackman
  • 5Nisbet
  • 6Togwell
  • 3Wells
  • 7DobsonSubstituted forDunnat 89'minutes
  • 4Togwell
  • 8Davies
  • 11Harris
  • 9HarrisBooked at 36minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 10Stevens

Substitutes

  • 12Fraser
  • 14Hollis
  • 15Smart
  • 16Dunn
  • 17Phillips
  • 18Soares
  • 19Williams
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
1,830

Match Stats

Home TeamSutton UnitedAway TeamSlough Town
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sutton United 0, Slough Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sutton United 0, Slough Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Slough Town. Conceded by Dean Beckwith.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kieron Cadogan (Sutton United).

  5. Post update

    Sam Togwell (Slough Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Wayne Brown (Sutton United).

  7. Post update

    George Wells (Slough Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Davies (Slough Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Slough Town. Simon Dunn replaces James Dobson.

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Craig Eastmond (Sutton United).

  12. Post update

    (Slough Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Jack Turner (Slough Town) because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Craig Eastmond (Sutton United).

  16. Post update

    (Slough Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Sutton United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Sutton United. Conceded by Jack Turner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Clough (Sutton United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Davies (Slough Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.