Report: AFC Sudbury too good for Redbridge

Ryan Henshaw was on target for Sudbury

Ryan Henshaw was on target for Sudbury - Credit: James Ager

Ryman North Redbridge 0 AFC Sudbury 2 AFC Sudbury’s fine away form continued on Saturday in the wind and rain at Redbridge when a goal in each half gave them a comfortable win.

This was a very one-sided game and the margin of victory would have been much greater but for some fine home keeping by Mark Parker and stout defending which included numerous goal-line clearances.

Sudbury had a strong wind at their backs in the first half and they did most of the attacking.

Two penalty appeals were turned down and some desperate defending kept the score sheet blank until the deadlock was broken in the 23rd minute when Jack Wilkinson’s long throw-in from the left found Ryan Henshaw and his looping header beat Parker to give Sudbury the lead.

Redbridge rode their luck until the break, and it was much the same in the second period with Sudbury piling on the pressure but unable to increase their lead until nine minutes from time when skipper Sam Clarke scored with an unstoppable shot from 22 yards through a crowded goalmouth to seal a deserved victory.

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