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AFC Sudbury Blues 1, Cornard Dynamos Blues 2Cornard scored their first after three minutes before good work by Cory Willings set up Eloise King to shoot narrowly wide.

AFC Sudbury Blues 1, Cornard Dynamos Blues 2

Cornard scored their first after three minutes before good work by Cory Willings set up Eloise King to shoot narrowly wide. Liam Bennett was excellent at the back and denied Cornard. However, nine minutes in, Cornard scored from an unstoppable long-range strike. Lavelle [ulled one back and set up King who just missed the target. Toby Mattock fought well at the back, alongside Bennett who was unbeatable. Man-of-the-match was Adam Jeggo, who had an outstanding debut in goal

AFC Sudbury Reds 1, Cornard Dynamos Reds 6

Dynamos scored twice in the first four minutes, but AFC battled hard and Gus Armin slotted the ball home to give them a chance. Harry Malone came on and defended well alongside Peter Shipley but Dynamos managed a third. Charlie Lovering made some great saves to keep the score down to 3-1 by half-time. Dynamos scored twice more in quick succession after the break. Ben Turner missed narrowly with two shots before Dynamos scored another. A minute later the on-fire Armin scored his 13th of the season. Man-of-the-match was Nicholas Webber.


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Bullers FC 3, AFC Sudbury Reds U15 2

On a very wet and windy afternoon, the pitch only just scraped through the inspection. It took AFC ten minutes to settle and Kieran Knox-Macaulay passed well in the centre of midfield. Ashley Webb crossed to man-of-the-match Andrew Gooby to guide home from 15 yards out. Bullers equalised from a corner after AFC failed to clear.

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AFC were against the wind after half-time and were trailing 3-1 after 10 minutes when AFC managed to steady themselves. Sam Willings, Adam Lallement, Corey Richardson and Chris Pilgrim played better and managed to hold off Bullers for the final 30 minutes. It was on 70 minutes when AFC scored their second, after a corner and several rebounds the ball fell to Kieran Knox-Macaulay, who scored from 18 yards.

Next up for AFC is a trip to Brooklands on Sunday.

Dynamos U11 Reds 3, Brooklands U11 0

Dynamos took their winning streak to three games and kept their first clean sheet of the season. Callum Smith battled well in midfield and caused the Brooklands defence problems with his deep corner-kicks. Cody Ennis-Hadley put Cornard ahead with a low shot just before the break. Cornard, playing into the wind for the second half, doubled their lead shortly after the restart when Jack Hausden volleyed in from the edge of the box. Sam Clark, Joe Lane, Kieran Clerkin and Frankie Edwards combined well across the middle, and Cornard keeper Tom Clarke confidently mopped up anything that got past the midfield and stoic defence. Jack Hausden completed his brace and won the man-of the-match.

Halstead Town Reds 0, AFC Sudbury Blues 5

AFC did the double over the home side in the league this season and in doing so remain at the top of the league standings.

With the wind at their backs in the second half, AFC looked by far the stronger side. The first goal came following a corner clearance which was passed out wide to Luke Nicoll to hit a 20-yard shot which the keeper could only fingertip into the net. The second came from midfield and another 20-plus yard shot straight over the keeper. The third came from defence as Brandon Steele latched onto a ball just inside the home side's half and struck the ball so well that it hit the ground in front of the keeper and flew into the net. A solid perfromance from Dan New was rewarded with a tap in following good work from Steed, and then Harry Payne was put through on the right and took his shot early to fire across the keeper and into the far corner.

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