AFC end an historic campaign as record breakers

JUBILATION: AFC get the cup
JUBILATION: AFC get the cup
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Champions AFC Sudbury may not have been able to finish their season on a perfect note after Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Harlow Town but they will go down in the league’s history books.

The 105 points claimed by Jamie Godbold’s side over their 46 games is a record haul for Ryman League Division One North that eclipses Needham Market’s 104 last season.

Gray’s Athletic clocked 103 in 2012/13.

AFC were presented with the league championship on the pitch following Saturday’s final game, which was played out in front of a bumper crowd of 673.

Among them was long-standing Free Press AFC correspondent Pat Arbon, also the club’s hospitality man, who was attending his first game since suffering a stroke.

Preparations are already under way for the club’s first ever season at step three of the non-League pyramid, with an announcement that National League South side Chelmsford City will visit King’s Marsh on Tuesday, July 19, for a pre-season friendly.

Meanwhile, the club’s annual awards dinner takes place on Sunday.