Sudbury hoping to get back on track but Morsley says his side are facing ‘best team we have played this season’

Sudbury's Callum Watson, right, America bound.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Sudbury's Callum Watson, right, America bound. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

AFC Sudbury’s fine run of form came to an abrupt end at Bowers & Pitsea two weeks ago, before the ‘Beast from the East’ struck.

Tomorrow, manager Mark Morsley is hoping his side can show the type of consistency they were showing before the 2-0 defeat in Essex, as they travel to Haringey Borough, in Bostik North.

It will be a tough fixture.

The London side are currently in fourth place in the table and heading for the play-offs. Morsley admits they were one of the best teams his side have so far come up against.

“I felt that Haringey Borough were the best team we have played this season when they beat us 2-1 at home,” Morsley said.


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“That result flattered us and they were impressive, so I am expecting a real test for us.

“However, we have a fully-fit squad to choose from and after a disappointing showing at Bowers & Pitsea I am looking to try and get back to good, solid performances to build on what have put in place so far.”

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Indeed, things had been going well for the King’s Marsh stadium club before the Bowers result and enforced snow break.

Just one defeat in 12 had pushed them nicely up the table despite a tricky run of fixtures that included leaders AFC Hornchurch, Bowers & Pitsea, Heybridge Swifts and Maldon & Tiptree.

Meanwhile, four second-year scholars at Sudbury have been offered scholarships in America next season.

Ollie Peters, Joe Wright, Callum Watson and Kie Dyer have all been involved with the first team this campaign.

“That gives me the opportunity to involve a few more Academy lads as I will not involve these lads going forward,” Morsley said.

Meanwhile, Bury entertain Heybridge Swifts at Ram Meadow tomorrow afternoon in a clash that has a fascinating look to it.

Just two wins in nine have dented the Blues hopes of a play-off place. But Ben Chenery’s side have plenty of quality and Heybridge, still with a huge amount of games to catch up and play, will find it a tricky test.

In saying that, should Jody Brown’s side win, they would leapfrog Bury in the table – they would leapfrog Sudbury too if Sudbury lost – with the play-offs in their sights.

Mildenhall travel to Brentwood.

Dean Greygoose’s side have been on a solid run of form themselves in recent months.

They have acquitted themselves very well to life at Step 4 after their promotion last season. Last time out they impressively beat Maldon & Tiptree and they are more than capable of coming away from Brentwood with all three points.

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