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Sutton United 4-2 Gateshead

Gateshead suffered a damaging blow to their National League play-off hopes after throwing away a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at Sutton who remain in the hunt for a top-seven finish themselves.

The Heed, who almost opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Tom White struck a post from 20 yards, grabbed the lead just before the break.

Connor Thomson's low ball across the face of goal was turned home at the far post by Greg Olley, who doubled the visitors' lead a minute after the restart with a fine finish into the bottom-left corner to take his tally to eight for the season.

Sutton then began their fightback with a close-range header from Dylan Kearney in the 51st minute, followed by a James Dobson penalty 12 minutes later for a handall in a crowded penalty area.

Four minutes from time Sutton completed the comeback, with Dean Beckwith heading home a Harry Beautyman corner, with the defender netting another header three minutes later.

Match report supplied by Press Association.


Sutton United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worner
  • 2Bennett
  • 3Thomas
  • 11KearneyBooked at 45mins
  • 7Bolarinwa
  • 4Beckwith
  • 8DavisSubstituted forBardenat 16'minutes
  • 19Beautyman
  • 21DeaconSubstituted forAyungaat 86'minutes
  • 28WilliamsSubstituted forToureat 52'minutes
  • 33DobsonBooked at 32mins


  • 9Toure
  • 10Ayunga
  • 25Barden
  • 26Butler
  • 34Bellikli


Formation 5-3-2

  • 23Pears
  • 2TinklerBooked at 45mins
  • 18Devitt
  • 12Mellish
  • 3BarrowBooked at 62mins
  • 14O'DonnellSubstituted forSalkeldat 73'minutes
  • 15White
  • 8Olley
  • 4HunterBooked at 14mins
  • 7Thomson
  • 10RiggSubstituted forMcGeochat 77'minutes


  • 1Foden
  • 11Salkeld
  • 16Maloney
  • 24McGeoch
  • 27Slater
Richard Hulme

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sutton United 4, Gateshead 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sutton United 4, Gateshead 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 4, Gateshead 2. Dean Beckwith (Sutton United).

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 3, Gateshead 2. Dean Beckwith (Sutton United).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Lewis McGeoch replaces Steven Rigg.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Cameron Salkeld replaces JJ O'Donnell.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 2, Gateshead 2. James Dobson (Sutton United) converts the penalty with a.

  8. Booking

    Scott Barrow (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Gime Toure replaces Brett Williams.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 1, Gateshead 2. Dylan Kearney (Sutton United).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 0, Gateshead 2. Greg Olley (Gateshead).

  12. Second Half

    Second Half begins Sutton United 0, Gateshead 1.

  13. Half Time

    First Half ends, Sutton United 0, Gateshead 1.

  14. Booking

    Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Booking

    Dylan Kearney (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Sutton United 0, Gateshead 1. Greg Olley (Gateshead).

  17. Booking

    James Dobson (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Jonathan Barden replaces Kenny Davis.

  19. Booking

    Jack Hunter (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

As It Stood

1Leyton Orient372110661283373
2Solihull Moors38227962342873
9Sutton United391612114846260
15Dag & Red38138174447-347
17Boreham Wood381014144049-944
18Maidenhead United39135213962-2344
21Havant & Waterlooville39911195368-1538
23Maidstone United3885253065-3529
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