Sutton secured their first win of the League Two season after substitute Tope Fadahunsi’s second-half goal gave them a controversial 1-0 win over previously unbeaten Barrow.
A long kick from Sutton keeper Jack Rose was hit by Fadahunsi in the 79th minute after Barrow keeper Paul Farnham appeared to misread the ball’s trajectory.
It appeared that Barrow’s substitute John Rooney had equalized for the visitors after a free-kick in his own half went past the keeper as a substitute for Brad House, but after a while of discussion. Goals are not accepted.
The win moves Matt Gray’s Sutton up to 12th in the League Two table with four points, while Barrow drops to sixth after opening two games.
Farman made some good saves to keep Sutton flying in the first half and it was Barrow who came closest before half-time when a shot from Sam Foley’s range in the 37th minute hit Rose’s post.
The away side looked most likely to win the game in the second half, only to be defeated by a tempting punch from Fadahunsi, who came on just seven minutes before his victory.