Match ends, Boreham Wood 0, Sutton United 1.
Boreham Wood 0-1 Sutton United
Substitute Tommy Wright scored a late winner as Sutton continued their unbeaten start to the National League season with a narrow win over Boreham Wood at Meadow Park.
The two sides came into the game sitting just one place and one point away from each other in the standings, and a hard-fought stalemate looked likely until Wright struck eight minutes from time.
Sutton midfielder Craig Eastmond came closest to a breakthrough in the first half but the former Arsenal man was twice denied by David Gregory and saw a header cleared off the line.
At the other end, Tyrone Marsh had an early effort saved by Jamie Butler as Boreham Wood sought to build on their opening win of the season against Dagenham & Redbridge last weekend.
Gregory was back in the action on the hour mark to deny Robert Milsom before his team-mate Tom Bolarinwa saw a shot deflected wide.
Sutton, now up to sixth and one of just three unbeaten teams in the division, continued to push and were rewarded in the 82nd minute when Wright, having only recently replaced Omar Bugiel, fired the ball past Gregory.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 2WoodardsSubstituted forThomasat 80'minutes
- 6StephensBooked at 19mins
- 5ChampionBooked at 10mins
- 12MarshSubstituted forShaibuat 58'minutes
- 10MurtaghSubstituted forRickettsat 81'minutes
- 9BugielBooked at 54minsSubstituted forWrightat 78'minutes
- 17AjiboyeSubstituted forTuson-Firthat 89'minutes
- 15EastmondBooked at 40minsSubstituted forDundasat 64'minutes
- Savvas Yianni
Second Half ends, Boreham Wood 0, Sutton United 1.
Substitution, Sutton United. George Tuson-Firth replaces David Ajiboye.
Goal! Boreham Wood 0, Sutton United 1. Tommy Wright (Sutton United).
Substitution, Boreham Wood. Mark Ricketts replaces Kieran Murtagh.
Substitution, Boreham Wood. Sorba Thomas replaces Dan Woodards.
Substitution, Sutton United. Tommy Wright replaces Omar Bugiel.
Substitution, Sutton United. Craig Dundas replaces Craig Eastmond.
Substitution, Boreham Wood. Justin Shaibu replaces Tyrone Marsh.
Omar Bugiel (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Second Half begins Boreham Wood 0, Sutton United 0.
First Half ends, Boreham Wood 0, Sutton United 0.
Craig Eastmond (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
David Stephens (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Tom Champion (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.