Sudbury face ‘toughest test of season’ according to Morsley, while Bury and Mildenhall look for more points
AFC Sudbury are the form team in Bostik North right now.
Mark Morsley’s charges have lost just one league game in 12 and have rocketed up the division, into ninth place.
While the play-offs are just a whisper at King’s Marsh Stadium at the moment, there is little doubt victory today at second-placed Bowers & Pitsea would be a huge statement for the west Suffolk side – especially coming just a week after Sudbury toppled leaders AFC Hornchurch.
“Saturday’s game is another test of how far we have come as a group to be honest,” Morsley said.
“The home game against Bowers saw us race into a 4-0 lead by half-time and eventually win 4-3, so I know that we will not be underestimated.
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“I have no doubt us beating Hornchurch last weekend will also alert the Bowers management to what we are capable of.
“The reality is that we have worked on a lot in the short time we have been at the club and the work that coaches Lee Norfolk, Paul Skingley and Dave Hunt have done is bearing fruit.”
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Sudbury’s win against Hornchurch, only the Essex side’s sixth league defeat of the season (they lead the table by 13 points), was a huge result for Sudbury and their fourth clean sheet on the bounce.
“Being hard to score against has been the bedrock of the recent form and we will need to be at our best on Saturday,” Morsley added.
“This is probably our biggest test so far.”
While Sudbury continue to win, Bury Town are going in the opposite direction with just two wins in their last seven Bostik North games.
Ben Chenery’s side have slipped to 10th in the table and today entertain Waltham Abbey at Ram Meadow.
Next month looks a tough one on paper for the Blues too, with games against Heybridge, Maldon & Tiptree and Canvey Island among others.
Mildenhall Town travel to Maldon & Tiptree this afternoon, Dean Greygoose’s side having losing just twice in 10 Bostik North games.
It’s been a very good season for the Recreation Way side that has included a fine FA Trophy run.