AFC Sudbury slip to within one place of the relegation zone following traffic chaos

Leatherhead manager Jimmy Bullard, who masterminded a 2-0 defeat over AFC Sudbury tonight

Leatherhead manager Jimmy Bullard, who masterminded a 2-0 defeat over AFC Sudbury tonight - Credit: Archant

AFC Sudbury have slipped to within one place and two points of the relegation zone, although their fate was out of their hands following tonight’s postponement.

Sudbury were due to play away at Jimmy Bullard’s Leatherhead, who are just one point ahead of the Suffolk side in the Ryman Premier table, but the match was postponed due to traffic congestion which prevented the visitors’ coach from reaching their Surrey destination.

The team coach was held up in heavy traffic on the A12, due to an accident, and had still not even reached Witham by 6.15pm. The match referee therefore made the decision to postpone the fixture, with no prospect of Sudbury getting to Fetcham Grove at a reasonable time.

Meanwhile, Harrow Borough rallied from 2-0 down to win 5-2 at basement dwellers Grays Athletic in the only match that was played in this division.

As a result, Harrow have leapfrogged Sudbury in the table, with Jamie Godbold’s side slipping to 20th spot, although they do have two games in hand over Hendon, who currently occupy the final relegation spot. Menga put Grays 2-0 up inside 14 minutes, but goals by Nicholas, Cumberbatch, Driver (2) and Preddie ensured a fine comeback.

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