AFC awarded three points from abandoned game

ALL SMILES: Jamie Godbold's Sudbury have been awarded three points from January's abandoned game at Hendon
ALL SMILES: Jamie Godbold's Sudbury have been awarded three points from January's abandoned game at Hendon
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AFC Sudbury’s chances of preserving their Ryman League Premier Division status have been given a big shot in the arm today after they were awarded the three points from January’s abandoned fixture at Hendon.

The Yellows were leading 2-1 when a stoppage-time melee broke out between the two teams, forcing the referee to call time on the game early.

Since then, the matter has been in the hands of The Football Association — who fined both clubs for failing to control their players — and the Ryman League.

Speaking to the Free Press earlier this month, frustrated Sudbury boss Jamie Godbold branded the long wait for a verdict as “ridiculous”.

However, he can now celebrate the fact that the Ryman League has ruled in his team’s favour.

The three points has not lifted Sudbury out of 23rd position, but it has moved them to within a point of safety ahead of Saturday’s trip to Worthing (3pm).