AFC Sudbury manager Chris Tracey apologises to fans after FA Cup exit

AFC Sudbury manager Chris Tracey has apologised to the club’s supporters following his side’s “worst performance” since he took over last season.

The Suffolk side crashed out of the FA Cup at the first qualifying round stage 4-1 on Saturday at fellow Ryman League Division One North side Heybridge Swifts.

Tracey said: “We were not good enough, certainly not in the second half when as a collective we allowed Heybridge too much time, too much space and they took advantage of it.

“I was a wholehearted player when I played and gave 100% all the time and I want my players to do the same. I can only apologise to the supporters, it was the worst performance since I took over last season.”

Tracey continued: “We will improve, we must do. Being out of the cup means we will have a ten-day break after the 19th September, fortunately that will give the players that are out with injury such as Lee Boylan a chance to get nearer fitness.”

AFC Sudbury will play a hastily arranged home friendly against Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side Stanway Rovers at The MEL Group Stadium this evening. Admission will be only �5 and �3 for concessions.

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