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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.


Boreham Wood

  • 1Gregory
  • 2WoodardsSubstituted forThomasat 80'minutes
  • 6StephensBooked at 19mins
  • 7Mingoia
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 8McDonnell
  • 5ChampionBooked at 10mins
  • 9Tshimanga
  • 19Smith
  • 12MarshSubstituted forShaibuat 58'minutes
  • 10MurtaghSubstituted forRickettsat 81'minutes


  • 4Ricketts
  • 14Thomas
  • 15Shakes
  • 16Thompson
  • 20Shaibu

Sutton United

  • 26Butler
  • 2Bennett
  • 6Collins
  • 7Bolarinwa
  • 4Barden
  • 8Davis
  • 5Goodliffe
  • 9BugielBooked at 54minsSubstituted forWrightat 78'minutes
  • 24Milsom
  • 17AjiboyeSubstituted forTuson-Firthat 89'minutes
  • 15EastmondBooked at 40minsSubstituted forDundasat 64'minutes


  • 11Kearney
  • 14Dundas
  • 20Wright
  • 21Tuson-Firth
  • 25Matsuzaka
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Boreham Wood 0, Sutton United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Boreham Wood 0, Sutton United 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. George Tuson-Firth replaces David Ajiboye.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Boreham Wood 0, Sutton United 1. Tommy Wright (Sutton United).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Boreham Wood. Mark Ricketts replaces Kieran Murtagh.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Boreham Wood. Sorba Thomas replaces Dan Woodards.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Tommy Wright replaces Omar Bugiel.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Sutton United. Craig Dundas replaces Craig Eastmond.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Boreham Wood. Justin Shaibu replaces Tyrone Marsh.

  10. Booking

    Omar Bugiel (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Boreham Wood 0, Sutton United 0.

  12. Half Time

    First Half ends, Boreham Wood 0, Sutton United 0.

  13. Booking

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

  14. Booking

    David Stephens (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Booking

    Tom Champion (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  17. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

1Solihull Moors54101551013
5Maidenhead United531183510
6Sutton United52308539
15Dag & Red520369-36
16Boreham Wood51228715
17Notts County41124404
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