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Sutton United 2-2 Hartlepool United

Hartlepool came from two goals down in the second half to snatch a 2-2 National League draw at Sutton.

Goals from Mark Kitching, his first for the club, and Luke James cancelled out strikes from Roarie Deacon and Gime Toure, with the late collapse denting Sutton's play-off hopes.

Sutton went into the match without a goal in their past three games, but they deserved more than the one they got in a first half they dominated.

Deacon opened the scoring after 27 minutes, applying a fine finish to a Craig Eastmond through-ball.

Toure made it two early in the second half with a deflected shot as the hosts made their pressure pay.

But, with Sutton seemingly in complete command, mid-table Hartlepool pulled a goal back out of the blue in the 65th minute as Kitching's left-wing cross looped in.

And nine minutes later they were level as James slammed home at the far post after Sutton failed to clear their lines.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sutton United

  • 1Worner
  • 2BennettBooked at 25minsSubstituted forDobsonat 87'minutes
  • 3Thomas
  • 8Davis
  • 6CollinsBooked at 13mins
  • 4Beckwith
  • 7BolarinwaSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes
  • 15Eastmond
  • 19BeautymanBooked at 72mins
  • 21Deacon
  • 9ToureSubstituted forAyungaat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Ayunga
  • 17Green
  • 28Williams
  • 33Dobson
  • 34Bellikli

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 3Kitching
  • 15Kerr
  • 6NobleBooked at 90mins
  • 20CunninghamSubstituted forMolyneuxat 66'minutes
  • 17AndersonBooked at 21mins
  • 7Donaldson
  • 11HawkesBooked at 77mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 29Kabamba
  • 33James

Substitutes

  • 8Hawkins
  • 10Muir
  • 13Catterick
  • 21Molyneux
  • 28Amos
Referee:
Paul Howard
Attendance:
1,923

Live Text

Match ends, Sutton United 2, Hartlepool United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sutton United 2, Hartlepool United 2.

Booking

Liam Noble (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. James Dobson replaces Dale Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Jonah Ayunga replaces Gime Toure.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Brett Williams replaces Tom Bolarinwa.

Booking

Josh Hawkes (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 2, Hartlepool United 2. Luke James (Hartlepool United).

Booking

Harry Beautyman (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke Molyneux replaces Aaron Cunningham.

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 2, Hartlepool United 1. Mark Kitching (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 2, Hartlepool United 0. Gime Toure (Sutton United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Sutton United 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sutton United 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 1, Hartlepool United 0. Roarie Deacon (Sutton United).

Booking

Dale Bennett (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Myles Anderson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jamie Collins (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wrexham36209745252069
2Solihull Moors35207859312867
3Leyton Orient341810655253064
4Fylde351712658292963
5Salford35179959382160
6Gateshead361781146331359
7Eastleigh35177114443158
8Harrogate34169963451857
9Sutton United35151284438657
10Ebbsfleet3614101247351252
11Bromley35138144849-147
12Barrow351210133538-346
13Hartlepool361112134247-545
14Dag & Red35127164043-343
15Halifax35916102832-443
16Boreham Wood351012133644-842
17Barnet31117133138-740
18Maidenhead United35124193757-2040
19Chesterfield35815123339-639
20Dover36109174054-1439
21Havant & Waterlooville36811174964-1535
22Aldershot3588192756-2932
23Maidstone United3575232862-3426
24Braintree3567223261-2925
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