REPORT: Cheshunt striker Adam Bolle scores three as AFC Sudbury unbeaten run ends

AFC Sudbury's Jack Wilkinson, left, caused havoc with long throws

AFC Sudbury's Jack Wilkinson, left, caused havoc with long throws - Credit: Archant

Ryman Division One North AFC Sudbury 1 Cheshunt 3 Cheshunt striker Adam Bolle scored an unusual hat-trick to consign AFC Sudbury to a 3-1 home defeat last night.

Bolle scored once in the wrong net, and ultimately twice in the right net, to deflate Sudbury’s chances of climbing into the Ryman North play-off places yesterday.

It was a frustrating night for the Yellows as they continually chased the game, creating plenty of chances, but fell to Bolle’s ruthlessness in front of goal at crucial times.

After Kris Newby ought to have done better than to head straight at Glenn Williamson from eight yards in the fifth minute, Cheshunt took the lead in 13th minute courtesy of an own goal from home debutant Ollie Berquez – a recent addition from Maldon & Tiptree.

Rather spectacularly, the midfielder, who actually scored in the right net on his full debut in Saturday’s 3-1 FA Trophy triumph, inadvertently powered home an attempted clearance past the stranded Alex Archer following a curling free-kick delivery from Aryan Tajbakhsh.


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Just 16 minutes later though, and after a period of sustained pressure, Sudbury grabbed an equaliser courtesy of another own goal as Bolle looped a header from another dangerous Jack Wilkinson long-throw into his own net.

Bolle, fully involved throughout, and booked for a strange off-the-ball incident with Sudbury skipper Sam Clarke earlier, wasn’t done though, and sure enough, just three minutes into the second half, had scored in the right end – heading home from close-range after Archer had bravely saved his initial effort.

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Terry Rymer then ought to have got Sudbury back on level terms in the 57th minute but he failed to get any sort of connection from Wilkinson’s cross right in front of goal.

Berquez then had the chance to make amends for his earlier blunder when following up Scott Kemp’s shot in the 67th minute which was parried into his path, but off-balance, dragged his shot wide.

Bolle then punished a terrible defensive mishap from Ryan Henshaw and Archer to fire home a killer goal in the 77th minute, and dump disappointment on Sudbury, who were previously unbeaten in seven games in all competitions before the game.

- Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Ryman North Division last night, a pulsating fixture between Needham Market and Maldon & Tiptree saw Needham triumph 4-2, while 10-man Heybridge Swifts lost at home to Harlow Town by the same scoreline.

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