Godbold targeting third with a positive approach

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AFC Sudbury will be bidding to extend their 14-match unbeaten Ryman League Division One North run when they visit fellow play-off contenders Dereham Town on Saturday, but manager Jamie Godbold is taking nothing for granted.

“We are playing really well. Winning is a good habit to have got into, and long may it continue,” he said.

“Saturday’s game is important. We are well established in the play-offs with six games to go, and a couple of wins would confirm a play-off spot.

“We will be going there to win. I would never set up to contain a team,” said Godbold, who has his sights set on third place and a home semi-final play-off.

“I think second is beyond us. But from where we were when I took over in January, we thought just getting into the play-offs would be good.

“It’s been a fantastic start. I inherited a fantastic group of players, and have added to the squad, and the togetherness we have in the dressing room is worth a few points.”

The record-breaking run, eleven wins and three draws, has boosted confidence. “The players feel they can beat anybody at the moment. But we all know football is a funny game, and they are not getting complacent.”

n Defender Lee Flynn, who has struggled with a groin injury, has been released, and keeper Luke Avenell has started a second loan spell at FC Clacton.