Jamie Godbold and AFC Sudbury admit they have been ‘hurting’ as they tackle Mildenhall Town again this weekend

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold, hoping his side can bounce back against Mildenhall this afternoon

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold, hoping his side can bounce back against Mildenhall this afternoon. - Credit: Archant

AFC Sudbury boss Jamie Godbold admits his team have been ‘hurting’ since their Bostick North defeat to Mildenhall Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

The ‘Hall came, saw and conquered Sudbury, taking all three league points at the King’s Marsh Stadium, and while former Sudbury ‘keeper and now ‘Hall boss Dean Greygoose and his team will want more of the same, Godbold and Sudbury have a chance of immediate revenge in tomorrow afternoon’s FA Cup First Qualifying clash.

“Yes, we have been hurting since that result,” Godbold said.

“It was the second 2-0 loss over the weekend and both games followed the same pattern. We had loads of possession, but in both penalty boxes it didn’t happen for us.

“It’s unusual for the same teams to be playing at the same venue two weeks on the bounce but that’s what has been thrown up.

“They will obviously have gained the confidence from the Monday match to feel they have the ability to do it again. But will be a different side to the one they faced on Monday, not least because we have injured players back.

“Quite honestly we are champing at the bit to get back out there and play them again.”

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Goals from Jacob Brown and Danny Crow sealed the deal for ‘Hall on Monday. It was their second league win on the trot in their new surroundings at Step Four, after victory over Ware two days earlier.

In contrast Sudbury, who were relegated last season, have picked up just a point from their opening three league clashes.

“I’m disappointed and surprised that we haven’t picked up any points as yet,” Godbold admitted.

“We had a really good pre-season but we have a pretty brand new team and it is obviously going to take time to settle.

“We will only get better, I’m confident of that.

“In between the boxes we have been good, we just haven’t been ruthless enough at either end. We are missing that cutting edge.”

Among many players Godbold hopes to have back today are strikers Louis Blake and Rhys Henry, as well as full-backs Alfie Carroll and Joe Claridge.

“The FA Cup is important to non-league sides, there is good financial reward up for grabs,” Godbold added.

“One non-league team always invariably comes through to the latter stages, well the First Round at least. I’d love it to be a team I’m involved in.”

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