AFC Sudbury keep leaving it late

IF you have left early from recent games you will have missed all the action, with late comebacks now being our speciality, underlining the players' determination to succeed.

Peter Scott

IF you have left early from recent games you will have missed all the action, with late comebacks now being our speciality, underlining the players' determination to succeed.

Against Bedworth United last Tuesday we were one down with four minutes of normal time left when up popped Kevin Hawes to equalise, and then five minutes into injury time Ollie Blackwell headed in to secure all three points. This was an entertaining game from start to finish with plenty of action on and off the pitch including their manager being sent from the dugout.

On Saturday it was a case of our keeper Darren Gould versus Romulus as he put in a man-of-the-match performance to satisfy everyone, including club sponsor MEL Aviation. On at least six occasions Darren either made outstanding saves or put his body in the way to prevent goalscoring opportunities. The first half was an even, end-to-end affair but to be fair, the second period was dominated by them and they deservedly went ahead on 79 minutes. Thereafter we picked ourselves up and it was substitute Chris Tracey who came on to add some height to our attack, but it was his foot rather than his head which gave us a point.


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In-form Bury Town are our hosts on Saturday with a trip to Dunstable on April 9.

The Reserves went to Harwich & Parkeston with a below-strength team and found themselves 2-0 down but, like the first XI, they fought back to win 3-2 with goals from Steve Chisholm, Lee Pallot and Lee Rayner. On Saturday they have their most important game of the season, against Gorleston Reserves in the semi-final of the Chell Trophy at King's Marsh Stadium. Your support would be very much appreciated.

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