AFC Sudbury 0 Mildenhall Town 2 match report – Hall claim bragging rights in Suffolk derby

Safe hands from Mildenhall goalkeeper Sam Roach in their clash at Sudbury.
Pictures: ANDY ABBOTT

Safe hands from Mildenhall goalkeeper Sam Roach in their clash at Sudbury. Pictures: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Bostik Division One North AFC Sudbury 0 Mildenhall Town 2 AFC Sudbury hosted their West Suffolk rivals in this Bostik Division One North clash, which served as a prelude to Saturday’s FA Cup First Qualifying Round battle.

Sudbury's Ollie Dunlop on the ball

Sudbury's Ollie Dunlop on the ball - Credit: Archant

Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold has a virtually new side following their relegation last season and his counterpart Dean Greygoose likewise has acquired around eight new signings since Mildenhall secured promotion as Thurlow Nunn League Champions.

Sudbury largely dominated the first half playing some attractive football but paid the penalty for missed chances and found visiting keeper Sam Roach in fine form.

Also their luck deserted them when a terrific strike from Sam Clarke struck the underside of the bar and bounced clear.

The home side lost their way after the break and the visitors took control, scoring two goals to give Greygoose’s side a notable victory. In the 12th minute Clarke produced a superb diagonal ball into the path of Tevan Allen, who cut inside his defender and drilled his shot just beyond the far post and then Allen crossed from the right whereupon Mekhi McKenzie’s glancing header went wide of the post.

Jake Turner bursts past Jamie Hilton

Jake Turner bursts past Jamie Hilton - Credit: Archant


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Hall were playing on the break and home keeper Paul Walker made a smart save from Daniel Brown. At the other end the impressive Mills took advantage of another superlative diagonal ball, this time from Kamanzi, and moving into the box, powerfully shot but Roach made an excellent save low down, and then Tyler French again tested the visiting custodian.

It came as a surprise when the visitors took the lead on 61 minutes. Jake Chambers–Shaw provided the perfect cross for Jacob Brown to head home and this gave the necessary impetus for Mildenhall to take control.

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They extended their lead seven minutes later when Daniel Brown’s effort struck the post and ex-Sudbury player Danny Crow tapped home the resultant loose ball. Sudbury could not find a way back.

Elsewhere in the Bostik League, Needham Market got thumped 3-0 at home by Brightlingsea Regent in the Premier, while Bury Town grabbed a point on the road in a 2-2 draw at Soham, Ollie Hughes and Darren Mills netting as they fought back from a 2-0 half-time deficit.

The crowd watch the action at Sudbury

The crowd watch the action at Sudbury - Credit: Archant

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