AFC Sudbury: Run goes on
After Tuesday's great performance and result most of us thought that, if we could put in the same display with the same team, then we might just get a point at undefeated Leamington.
After Tuesday's great performance and result most of us thought that, if we could put in the same display with the same team, then we might just get a point at undefeated Leamington. There was one slight change in the line-up, with Curtis Haynes-Brown coming in for the unavailable Paul Shave.
As it turned out our wish for a point showed little faith in the team as, not only did they win 5-3 but, after a tremendous first-half display, went into the break 4-0 up. We may have slightly wilted under their second-half pressure but we recovered from 4-3 to secure the important fifth. Piers Wixon and Richard Howell both scored two and Gareth Heath put a penalty away.
Leamington had gone 30 games at home undefeated but they fully accepted that they were, on the day, beaten by the better team.
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Those brave souls who had attended last Tuesday saw the best home performance of the season, against fourth-placed Chasetown. Our goals came from debutant Shave and Gareth Heath.
Only time will tell whether last week's performances will be a turning point of our season but the players have shown in the current nine-match undefeated run that they can live with the best teams in this league. They should now have the confidence to press on as we still have an outside chance of a play-off spot. Currently we are six points off fifth place. Certainly, Nick and Chris will make it clear to the players that they must not rest on their laurels and must try to obtain three points on Saturday when we entertain Bedworth United, where we won 4-3 just before Christmas.
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