Hawes hat-trick sees Sudbury go through

AFC Sudbury had to overcome a difficult windswept playing surface to beat former Ryman League opponents Waltham Forest and progress to the next round thanks to a Hawes hat-trick.

AFC Sudbury had to overcome a difficult windswept playing surface to beat former Ryman League opponents Waltham Forest and progress to the next round thanks to a Hawes hat-trick.

Campion almost scored a freak opening goal. When attempting to give the ball back after an injury his long ball bounced over Catley but struck the bar. McGotyelma and Mamoud both wasted close-range chances before AFC took the lead with Bussens playing the ball through for Hawes to finish with a powerful shot past Dawson.

Forest equalised when Speed conceded a penalty which gave Mamoud the chance to smash the spot kick past Catley. With the strong wind at their backs the second half belonged to Sudbury.

Bussens put them back in front after 51 minutes, forcing the ball in at the far post. Five minutes later man of the match Hawes ran on to a weighted pass from Ricks to volley past Dawson and he went on to complete his hat-trick by rising to send Hammond's free-kick across Dawson into the far corner of the net


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Waltham were then denied a second when Catley acrobatically tipped Mamoud's close-range header onto the bar and over.

Waltham Forest 1 AFC Sudbury 4

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l AFC face Barton Rovers at home in the league on Saturday (3pm).

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