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Sutton United 1-0 Hartlepool United

Defender Ben Goodliffe bagged the only goal of the game as resilient Sutton beat Hartlepool in the battle of EFL new boys at Gander Green Lane.

The Us famously beat Pools to win the National League title in May as they reached the English Football League for the first time in their 123-year history.

Pools stopper Ben Killip made two good saves to first keep out Enzio Boldewijn and then Saturday's two-goal hero Richie Bennett in the first half.

But the hosts got the deserved opener as Goodliffe bundled home at the back post.

Sutton skipper Craig Eastmond ensured the half-time advantage when he cleared Time Odusina's header off the line.

Us stopper Dean Bouzanis produced two fine saves to keep out headers from David Ferguson and Olufela Olomola as the rain battered down after the break.

Down the other end, the sprawling Killip did well to deny David Ajiboye with 15 minutes left.

And frustrations boiled over as Pools boss Dave Challinor was booked for remonstrating with the fourth official.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Sutton United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bouzanis
  • 22Kizzi
  • 5Goodliffe
  • 6John
  • 24MilsomBooked at 90mins
  • 7Ajiboye
  • 15Eastmond
  • 29Smith
  • 20Boldewijn
  • 17Sho-SilvaSubstituted forWilsonat 67'minutes
  • 26BennettSubstituted forBugielat 63'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 3Wyatt
  • 4Rowe
  • 9Bugiel
  • 10Beautyman
  • 11Randall-Hurren
  • 13House
  • 25Wilson

Hartlepool

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Killip
  • 2Sterry
  • 16ByrneBooked at 74mins
  • 4Liddle
  • 5OdusinaSubstituted forFergusonat 61'minutes
  • 23Francis-Angol
  • 10Molyneux
  • 8FeatherstoneBooked at 70mins
  • 18SmithSubstituted forOlomolaat 62'minutes
  • 28Daly
  • 11GoodwinSubstituted forCullenat 77'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 3Ferguson
  • 9Cullen
  • 15Jones
  • 20Ogle
  • 22Crawford
  • 24Olomola
  • 35Mitchell
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
2,484

Match Stats

Home TeamSutton UnitedAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sutton United 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Neill Byrne (Hartlepool United).

  4. Post update

    Ben Goodliffe (Sutton United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Sutton United. Dean Bouzanis tries a through ball, but Donovan Wilson is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Sutton United. Joe Kizzi tries a through ball, but Donovan Wilson is caught offside.

  7. Booking

    Robert Milsom (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Sterry (Hartlepool United).

  9. Post update

    Enzio Boldewijn (Sutton United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Sterry (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Ferguson with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Zaine Francis-Angol (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Donovan Wilson (Sutton United).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by David Ajiboye.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Dean Bouzanis.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Olufela Olomola (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Ferguson with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Omar Bugiel (Sutton United).

  17. Post update

    David Ferguson (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Booking

    Mark Cullen (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Ben Goodliffe (Sutton United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Olufela Olomola (Hartlepool United).

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