AFC Sudbury caretaker boss Danny Laws knows his side face tough trip to Truro in FA Cup
AFC Sudbury caretaker boss Danny Laws is quite looking forward to his side’s long trip to Truro in the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.
The draw, which was made today, pitted Sudbury up against Truro, and a near 750-mile round-trip to Cornwall for the west Suffolk side after their 3-0 win over Chipstead on Saturday.
It’s a tough test against a side currently sitting in second place in National League South.
“They are a big club and it will not be easy for us,” Laws said.
“Then again it’s an opportunity for the group to be together for a long trip. It can work out well. We couldn’t really have had much further to go!
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“Of course I’d preferred to be at home, but it’s no problem for us.
“I’m sure a few Sudbury fans, with two weeks notice now, might be able to make a weekend of it. A new ground to visit.”
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Sudbury’s win on Saturday was in spite of former boss Jamie Godbold being axed by the club, ironically after another 3-0 win, this time over Brentwood last Tuesday evening.
“It went well for us on Saturday and all credit to the players for that,” Laws said.
“They were very professional in the way they approached the game. The response from them to what had happened was first class.”
Meanwhile, Needham Market were drawn against the team who are top of National League South, Dartford, at Bloomfields.
With Leiston, like Sudbury, also on their travels – to Oxford City – another National League South side – Marketmen boss Richard Wilkins will be grateful of the home draw, but will know the opposition is tough.
Leiston should enjoy pitting their skills up against Oxford City, even if it is away from home.
Oxford have won just two of their opening 11 league games, including just one of their first six at their Marsh Lane ground.
Chelmsford are at home to Step 3 Weymouth of the Southern Premier, the Terras are currently in seventh place.
Braintree, should they beat Royston in their Second Qualifying Round replay, would travel to Brackley Town, while Heybridge – another club who face a replay – against Met Police, would entertain Frome should they win.
Saturday’s FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round matches round up here