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LIVE - Basingstoke Town v Sutton United
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Full-time - Basingstoke Town 2 (Holder-Spooner 43, Sills 67) Sutton United 1 (Dundas 38)
The perfect start to the season for Basingstoke, who were much improved in the second half.
See The Monday Gazette for a full report and all of the reaction.
Craig Watkins' overhead kick from the penalty spot goes wide.
There will be four minutes of stoppage time for Basingstoke to survive.
Town make their final change in the final minute, Nathan Campbell coming on for Tim Sills.
Nathan Smart makes a great challenge on the edge of the area as Craig Watkins looks to get through.
That's a good cross by Town substitute Toby Little. Tim Sills gets up at the near post but heads well wide.
Sutton's Sam Rents fires in an effort from 30 yards. Ashley Bayes had it covered but it wasn't too far away from the top corner.
Town make their second change, bringing Toby Little on for Shaun McAuley.
Yellow card - Riviere (Sutton) 79min
Anthony Riviere scyths down Nathan Smart in midfield and is duly booked.
Yellow card - Sills (Basingstoke) 77min
That's a late lunge from Sills, who becomes the third Town player to go into the book.
Sutton substitute Craig Watkins beats a couple of men to get a clear sight of goal and his final effort is only just wide of the far post.
Shaun McAuley lets fly from range but Sutton 'keeper Kevin Scriven has it covered as the ball goes wide of the target.
Sutton respond to going behind with a double change, replacing Kyle Vassell and Tommy Kavanagh with Craig Watkins and Michael Abnett.
Town goal - A comedy of errors at the back for Sutton. A hopeful long ball forward is chased by Tim Sills. Either goalkeeper Kevin Scriven or centre-back Nick McKoy look favourite to deal with it but the 'keeper's attempted clearance comes back off Sills, who runs the ball into the empty net.
GOAL - Basingstoke Town 2 (Sills 67) Sutton United 1
That's a great chance for the hosts as Stefan Brown's flick finds Tim Sills in space on the edge of the area. The ball falls to the striker's weaker left foot though and he can only drag it wide.
Town make their first change, replacing goal-scorer Jordace Holder-Spooner with Stefan Brown.
A long ball over the top puts Tim Sills in behind but he just lacks the pace to get beyond the defence and can only hit a weak shot straight at Kevin Scriven.
Sutton go up the other end and Harry Beautyman fires just over from the edge of the area.
That's a strong penalty claim for Town. Stuart Lake seems to be pushed as he looks to get on the end of Shaun McAuley's cross, but the referee waves Basingstoke's appeals away.
Town have made a tactical change at the start of the second half, switching from 3-5-2 to 4-4-2.
No changes for either side at the break as Sutton get us back under way. It's a baking hot afternoon so fitness might tell late on.
Half-time - Basingstoke Town 1 Sutton United 1
Jason Bristow will be delighted at half-time, not because his side have played well but because they are level despite being distinctly second best.
Harry Beautyman gets up above Matt Warner at the far post but can only head over the bar. A decent opportunity.
Town goal - That's the first time Basingstoke have looked anything approaching dangerous going forward. Wes Daly plays Jordace Holder-Spooner in behind and while Sutton 'keeper Kevin Scriven gets to the ball first, he can only knock it against the striker, who calmly slots into the empty net for a debut goal.
GOAL - Basingstoke Town 1 (Holder-Spooner 43) Sutton United 1
Yellow card - Rice (Basingstoke) 41min
Kyle Vassell is almost through but his run is halted by Robert Rice in an illegal manner. It's only a yellow card though and the free-kick is smashed into the wall.
That's almost an instant equaliser for the hosts as Shaun McAuley gets up to meet Matt Warner's free-kick, heading narrowly wide.
Sutton goal - And it has been coming. Harry Beautyman crosses from a free-kick on the left wing and Craig Dundas gets between two men to head home at the far post.
GOAL - Basingstoke Town 0 Sutton United 1 (Dundas 38)
Yellow card - Lake (Basingstoke) 36min
Stuart Lake clumsily clatters into a Sutton man on halfway and becomes the first name in the referee's book.
Town give away a free-kick in a dangerous area and will have been happy to see Gareth Gwillim's curling effort fly over.
A period of sustained pressure leads to Sutton's Tommy Kavanagh shooting well over from distance. Town still haven't settled.
That's another save from Ashley Bayes - and a more difficult one as he tips Jamie Stuart's header from a free-kick over the crossbar.
Ashley Bayes is forced to make his first save of the match after a cross from the left hits Harry Beautyman on the back and deflects towards goal. It's a comfortable stop though.
Poor distribution from Ashley Bayes gifts possession to Sutton and it takes a good block from Stuart Lake to prevent Anthony Riviere getting a shot away.
That's the first sign of life from Town as Jordace Holder-Spooner controls the ball and fires in a cross that is only just too high for Tim Sills.
Town have started sluggishly and a mistake by Jay Gasson leads to a dangerous free-kick. It's put across the face of goal, with Kezie Ibe just failing to get a touch at the far post.
Almost the worst possible start for Town, who nearly concede less than 30 seconds in. A ball comes in from the left and Harry Beautyman gets on the end of it inside the six-yard box, but fortunately he is only able to deflect the ball over.
Town get the game, and season, started. They obviously lost the toss as Ashley Bayes is facing into the sun behind the Clubhouse End in this first half.
Team news - Rather amazingly for this level of football, there is just one change to the Town team that began the play-off semi-final against Dartford at the end of last season. Even that is enforced, with exciting new signing Jordace Holder-Spooner coming in for the suspended Delano Sam-Yorke.
Sutton feature a number of familiar names such as goalkeeper Kevin Scriven, striker Craig Dundas and former Chelmsford man Kezie Ibe. Harry Beautyman scored the winner when the sides last met just before Jason Bristow took charge of Basingstoke.
Town: Bayes, Smart, Rice, Adams, Gasson, Lake, Daly, McAuley, Sills, Holder-Spooner, Warner. Subs: Brown, Campbell, Little, Paterson, Dunn.
Sutton: Scriven, Riviere, Gwillim, Stuart, McKoy, Rents, Kavanagh, Dundas, Vassell, Beautyman, Ibe. Subs: Watkins, Jones, Abnett, McLaren, Lovelock.
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