Sutton United are in tonight's live TV draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup after Kieron Cadogan scored twice in a 3-2 win at Evo-Stik South West Division side Paulton Rovers on Saturday.

The underdogs from Somerset played above themselves and pushed the U’s all the way but, in the end, a strong second half display was enough to secure victory for Paul Doswell’s men.

Sutton got off to a good start and took the lead after 10 minutes when the Rovers defence opened-up allowing Cadogan to run through and lift the ball over goalkeeper Andy Hannah.

But far from capitulating, the home side hit back through Josh Ford who lashed the ball into the net after 18 minutes.

Whatever Doswell said at half-time worked as the U's opened up a 3-1 lead early in the second period.

Tommy Wright weaved his way into the Paulton penalty area before firing in a low cross that was finished by Cadogan at close range in the 49th minute.

Five minutes later, Aswad Thomas sent in a fine cross from wide on the left that was headed home by Louis John to settle Sutton’s nerves.

To their credit, Paulton refused to give up and pulled one back through Dave Sims to set up a nervous last 15 minutes for Sutton but the U's held on to earn their place in tonight's eagerly-anticipated first round draw.

It may not have been pretty, but Doswell was obviously pleased to have overcome what was a potential banana skin and was full of praise for plucky Paulton.

"Anyone who didn’t think this would be a tricky game doesn’t know football in the FA Cup," said the Sutton boss.

"It was always going to be this type of game. The pitch has a big slope on it. Kicking up against it was always going to be difficult and I thought Paulton Rovers gave it a real good go, as I knew they would.

“They made it a bit feisty towards the end but I thought we were comfortable in the second half.

"We knew they had quality from set pieces. We watched them twice and certainly knew what they were good at.

“When you come to places like this you have to defend well and you’ve got to make sure you take your chances when they come.

“We created several other chances but to score three goals away from home and get through in the FA Cup I think is a fantastic performance from the lads.

“We were happy coming in at half-time level because playing up that slope was huge and you just get pinned in.

“We had a great start to the second half, went 3-1, hit the post and should have really scored another couple.

“There’s no doubt that plenty of people out there wanted us to lose this game apart from the people associated with Sutton United.

“Let’s hope that in the first round draw we become the underdogs again because it’s never easy being the favourites.”

The draw for the first round of the FA Cup is live on BBC 2 and BT Sport at 7pm tonight and will feature 1994/95 Premier League champions Blackburn Rovers and former cup winners Wigan Athletic, Portsmouth and Coventry City.