Sutton are into the third round of the FA Cup for the first time in seven years after a 3-0 victory over non-league Horsham.

Three second-half goals did the damage against a Horsham side who made life difficult for the League Two outfit at Gander Green Lane.

Sutton stopper Dean Bouzanis kept out John Brivio’s header while Horsham’s Lewis Carey did well to deny Dion Pereira, twice, and Harry Smith, with Joe Kizzi having a header cleared off the line.

Sutton squandered chances to lead as Smith and Aiden O’Brien both fluffed their lines by firing wide of the mark.

Pereira finally broke the deadlock in the 64th minute when he held off a challenge to shoot past Carey.

The on-loan winger doubled his tally 10 minutes later when he converted from Omari Patrick’s cross.

Patrick wrapped up victory in the 89th minute as he danced past two defenders and slotted home after a one-two with O’Brien.