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AFC Sudbury U15 Blues 0, Colchester Athletic 2THIS top-of-the-table clash left Sudbury ruing a hat-full of missed opportunities in a game they dominated.
AFC Sudbury U15 Blues 0, Colchester Athletic 2
THIS top-of-the-table clash left Sudbury ruing a hat-full of missed opportunities in a game they dominated.
From the kick off Sudbury were on top and pushed the visitors back, man-of-the-match James Wyatt winning good possession in midfield. The first goal was a classic sucker punch as Sudbury failed to defend a corner properly and the visitors scored from an easy tap-in, which was their only real attack of the half.
In the second half it was still all Sudbury, but again they could not capitalise. The visitors again scored after a defensive error. There were some good performances from Sudbur,y notably Scott Bayly at left-back. who was solid throughout, but this was a game that Sudbury needed to win and the visitors are now three points clear at the top.
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STRAIGHT from the whistle AFC got into their stride and had several near misses before AFC scored when Scotty Goodwin crossed from the right and Tom Lait volleyed the ball into the roof of the net. AFC made it 2-0 when a great ball from Anthony Fellingham was calmly slotted home by Goodwin.
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Brightlingsea were finding it hard to get out of their own half and when they did AFC's defence stood strong. Man-of-the-match Bradley Carmichael was outstanding at left-back and Daniel George stopped everything down the right. Mitch Weavers and Fellingham were winning everything in midfield and their distribution to Ben Smith and Matty Wing on the flanks was causing the visitors problems. AFC went 3-0 up 10 minutes from half-time when Fellingham latched onto a good through-ball from Wing, his shot from just inside the box left the goalkeeper no chance.
On the stroke of half-time Fellingham got his second and AFC's fourth after a mix-up in the visitors' box.
Brightlingsea scored 10 minutes from full-time. Straight from the re-start Lait made a fine solo run and slotted home his second of the game. Despite more promising attacks by AFC in the last five minutes, the score remained 5-1 until the final whistle.
Cornard Dynamos U11 Reds 1, Coggeshall U11 3
EVEN Coggeshall's coach admitted Dynamos deserved at least a draw. They started brightly and Lewis Howard showed great anticipation following up a Tyler Beer shot to earn himself a tap-in when it came back off the post.
Man-of-the-match Kieron Clerkin was immense at centre-back. However, he could not stop Coggeshall equalising against the run of play just before the break. Dynamos were denied a penalty for handball, and went close twice more before Coggeshall took the lead from a counter-attack with 10 minutes left. Dynamos pushed to get an equaliser and were unlucky to concede a third goal to the last kick of the game.