AFC Sudbury brush aside Burnham Ramblers in confident display

NEW SIGNING: Steve Spriggs, who scored on his AFC debut
NEW SIGNING: Steve Spriggs, who scored on his AFC debut

New winger Steve Spriggs made a goalscoring start to life as an AFC Sudbury player in a 3-0 home win over Burnham Ramblers on Tuesday night.

The pacey wideman signed on dual registration terms from King’s Lynn Town this week, initially on a short-term agreement, and was a constant threat throughout on a lively debut.

AFC made a bright start and took the lead on 10 minutes when centre-back Ryan Henshaw burst forward and hit a 25-yard effort that skimmed off the turf and nestled in the bottom left-hand corner.

Eleven minutes later Spriggs popped up on the left, cutting inside to shoot and after goalkeeper Jack Parr got a hand to it, Sam Clarke was on hand to slide in the rebound.

AFC had numerous chances to extend their lead before the break that weren’t taken, with the visitors failing to register a shot in the opening 45 minutes, despite regular forays into the Yellow’s half.

Five minutes after the restrart Spriggs scored a spectacular goal, turning inside his man before smashing a 25-yard strike into the top right-hand corner.

Alex Archer was called into action a few times thereafter, making one good block, but Burnham Ramblers were never able to find a foothold back in the game and AFC could have extended their lead.

The result, following Saturday’s 1-1 home draw, moves AFC up one place to eighth and within two points of a play-off place after 10 games.

* For an interview with new signing Spriggs and the latest injury news, see Thursday’s Suffolk Free Press.