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Craig Dundas hat-trick helps Sutton through in FA Trophy

Monday 04 Jan 2016
Sutton United have reached the last 32 of The FA Trophy

A Craig Dundas hat-trick booked Sutton United’s place in The FA Trophy second round on Monday evening, as they swept aside Lowestoft Town 3-1.

The No9 is now closing in on 100 goals for The U’s and he opened the scoring on the night after half an hour.

Sutton United 3-1 Lowestoft Town

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First Round Proper
Monday 4 January
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The ball fell for Ross Stearn to drive in a powerful 20-yard shot which was beaten out by Lowestoft stopper Jake Jessup, and Dundas forced the rebound over the line.

But that goal sparked the Trawler Boys into life, and Bradley Woods-Garness equalised with his head, making sure the ball crossed the line after Chris Henderson's mis-hit shot bounced up over Ross Worner.

Within a minute, however, Sutton were back in front when Craig Eastmond volleyed Kevin Amankwaah's cross back across goal, and Dundas was on hand again to turn the ball past Jessup. 

He might have completed his treble before the break, heading Tom Bolarinwa's firm cross wide, and then shooting over with the last kick of the half.

But Dundas only had to wait a short while after the interval to notch up his first hat-trick in Sutton colours, scoring his third on 66 minutes.

Dan Wishart's long pass forward was chested down by Bolarinwa in to the path of Dundas, who swept the ball triumphantly past Jessup to book a comfortable passage through to the last 32.

By FA Staff