Sudbury delight as they win on the road again, with debut-making Monk among the goals
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Canvey Island 0 AFC Sudbury 2
AFC Sudbury produced another fine away-day showing in Bostik North with a deserved win at Canvey Island, writes Darren Theobald.
The King’s Marsh club moved upto 11th in the table with this, their fourth win on the road.
And they will be hoping for more of the same when they entertain Brentwood Town on Tuesday night.
With a bitterly cold wind blowing in from the Thames, AFC Sudbury scored two first-half goals against Canvey to secure all three points.
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With new signing Tom Monk in the starting XI, Sudbury started the match kicking towards the large terrace behind the goal.
They had the first attempt at goal with Callum Harrison shooting, only just too high, while a free kick clipped the crossbar.
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Canvey came back into the game, but it was Sudbury took the lead with a fine goal on 18 minutes.
Monk sprinted powerfully down the right wing and pulled the ball back to Reece Harris who made no mistake, firing a thunderbolt into the bottom corner of the Canvey Island net.
It only took a further six minutes for Sudbury to double their lead.
This time the ball was gifted to Harrison on the edge of the area by Canvey defender James White as he slipped.
Harrison calmly laid the ball off to Monk who makes no mistake slipping the ball past the keeper.
It was mostly AFC for the remainder of the half, Phil Kelly shooting at the Canvey goal, but nothing to really trouble the keeper.
Sudbury defended solidly in the second period as Canvey pushed to get back into the match, Paul Walker in the Sudbury goal was in good form – the only time he was beaten, Tyler French was there to clear the ball off the line.
Daryl Coakley for Sudbury was unlucky not to make it three when his shot inside the area was just wide and Liam Bennett, who replaced Kelly, had the best Sudbury effort of the half forcing a great save from the keeper who tipped it round the post.