Call-offs proving an aid to recovery

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AFC Sudbury manager David Batch tried to look on the bright side after Tuesday night’s home Ryman League North fixture against his former club Wroxham was ruled out by a waterlogged pitch.

“At least it will give three of our players - Steve Spriggs, Michael Shinn and Greg Crane - a little more time to recover. If the game had gone on we would have been without at least two of them” he said.

AFC have played 24 games, six fewer than Soham Town Rangers, but Batch feels AFC’s position is similar to the majority of teams in the division .

Batch is hoping that the FA will apply commonsense and consider extending the season.

“It needs to be extended,” he said. “The FA needs to be aware of the weather, and the problems of playing three times a week for players who have full-time jobs.”

AFC are due to visit Erith and Belvedere on Saturday. Neither club has played for two weeks, although Erith and Belevedere are due to visit Thurrock tonight.

Dereham Town are the scheduled visitors to the MEL Group Stadium on Tuesday (7.45pm).