Story of the night: Sutton United 1-0 Hartlepool United – away day blues continue for poor Pools

Hartlepool United’s wait for an away point continued in League Two as they were beaten 1-0 at Sutton United on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 9:45 pm

Ben Goodliffe’s first half strike was enough to separate the sides at Gander Green Lane as Sutton made their dominance count.

It was a frustrating evening for Pools who struggled to get going until the final few minutes when Olofela Olomola and Jamie Sterry both saw headers go wide.

The defeat sees Pools drop to fifth in the League Two table.

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FULL-TIME: Sutton United 1 (Goodliffe 25’) Hartlepool United 0

Last updated: Tuesday, 14 September, 2021, 23:53

  • Pools XI: Killip; Francis-Angol, Odusina (Ferguson 61), Liddle, Byrne, Sterry; Featherstone, Smith (Olomola 61); Daly, Molyneux, Goodwin (Cullen 77)
  • Pools subs: Mitchell, Ogle, Crawford, Jones
  • Pools bookings: Featherstone (70), Byrne (73), Sweeney (80), Cullen (86)
  • Sutton XI: Bouzanis, Goodliffe, John, Ajiboye, Eastmond, Sho-Silva (Wilson 66), Boldewijn, Joe Kizzi, Milsom, Bennett (Bugiel 63), Smith
  • Sutton subs: Wyatt, Rowe, Beautyman, Randall, House
  • Sutton bookings: Bugiel (73), Milsom (90)
  • Referee: Simon Hooper
  • Attendance: 2,484 (251 Pools)

Changes for Sutton - Omar Bugiel comes on for Richie Bennett and Donovan Wilson for Tobi Sho-Silva

Changes for Sutton - Omar Bugiel comes on for Richie Bennett and Donovan Wilson for Tobi Sho-Silva

66: WHAT A SAVE! Bouzanis parries Ferguson’s header

Good cross from Francis-Angol is headed goalwards by Ferguson but Bouzanis is there to parry it.

61: Double change for Pools - Olomola and Ferguson come on for Odusina and Smith

58: No real chances to speak of in the second half but Sutton still on top

48: Killip claims Sho-Silva’s header

Sutton get the second half started

Half-time player ratings

Killip - 5

Sterry - 6

Byrne - 6

Liddle - 5

Odusina - 4

Francis-Angol - 4

Featherstone - 5

Smith - 5

Daly - 5

Molyneux - 5

Goodwin - 4

Half-time verdict from Dominic Scurr

Half-time at Sutton and Pools have been battered so far here. The hosts pegging them back and putting the pressure on from the start but only have one goal to show for it.

Dave Challinor’s side second best in all departments but still had a great chance to equalise before the break through Odusina.

Half-time: Sutton 1-0 Pools

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