Hawes hero again for AFC

AFC Sudbury won this full-blooded cup encounter leading scorer Kevin Hawes snatching the all important winning goal four minutes into stoppage time.

AFC Sudbury won this full-blooded cup encounter leading scorer Kevin Hawes snatching the all important winning goal four minutes into stoppage time. The game had got off to an explosive start with three goals and two penalties in the opening 20 minutes.

Rowe drew first blood for the visitors after ten minutes, moving on to Wright's pass to send a fine angled shot past McMahon. Minutes later the keeper could only fumble away a low cross from Hawes. Haynes-Brown conceded the free kick that led to Glozier's kick finding its way through a crowded defence and into the far corner of the net. The excitement continued when Rowe was hauled down by Blewitt but from the penalty McMahon guessed right to save Rowe's kick inside the post. Within a minute Bussens was harshly adjudged to have pushed Perry with Glozier making no mistake from the penalty spot.

A slip by Speedy left Stanley a clear run to goal only for him to squeeze his shot wide of Catley and the post and then McMahon managed to keep out Hawes' flicked header.

The second half was less momentous until Bussens seized on Hawes pass through the defence but McMahon raced out to smother his shot before Hammond's corner caused a scramble in the goalmouth with Hawes getting a final touch to equalise. Only a brilliant deflective save by Catley prevented Sweeney putting Brentwood back in front before Bussens made himself space to cross for Hawes to head over McMahon the ball just clipping the inside of the post to roll into the net.


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