Bostik League preview: Sudbury face unbeaten Heybridge Swifts, Bury are on the road, Mildenhall at home

Danny Laws, caretaker boss at Sudbury

Danny Laws, caretaker boss at Sudbury - Credit: James Ager

It’s been a dream start for AFC Sudbury caretaker boss Danny Laws at AFC Sudbury.

And while it appears Laws isn’t in the running for the job on a permanent basis due to his commitment to the Academy, it is still a fillip for him to have managed the team to two victories, albeit both in the cup.

Last week it was Chipstead who were beaten by Sudbury in the FA Cup and on Tuesday night, Brightlingsea, from the Bostik Premier were thumped 5-1 in the League Cup.

Sudbury’s Bostik North league position however is not wonderful.

Only sitting out of the relegation zone on goal difference, the King’s Marsh Stadium side face a tough test at home to high-flying Heybridge Swifts this afternoon.


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Jody Brown’s Essex side are unbeaten in the league and last weekend held Bostik Premier side, Met Police to a draw in the FA Cup.

“Sudbury are playing some tremendous football, scoring many goals, and in Danny Laws they have an experienced manager that can coach as well, so they’ll be organised and ready for us,” Laws admitted.

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Ben Chenery’s Bury Town are enjoying a good run of form.

They will be buoyed by a penalty shoot-out victory against Bostik Premier side, Harlow Town, in the League Cup this week and today travel to Cheshunt hoping to add to their unbeaten run of league games, currently standing at four.

Cheshunt have only won one league game so far this season, a narrow 3-2 win over Sudbury earlier this month.

Two Bostik North league victories on the bounce and it’s all smiles right now at Recreation Way, where Mildenhall Town continue to impress after their promotion to Step 4.

Dean Greygoose’s side entertain Tilbury this afternoon, looking to break into the top six.

However, the Dockers are invariably tough opposition although they are shipping goals at the moment – four at Norwich United last week and six at Bury Town earlier in the month.

In Bostik Premier, Lowestoft travel to Staines Town today, hoping to put their 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Harlow behind them.

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