Weekend round-up: Stoppage time equaliser denies AFC Sudbury third straight win

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A stoppage time equaliser denied AFC Sudbury a third straight win at home to Thamesmead Town on Saturday, while in the FA Cup Hadleigh United secured their passage into the next round.

Ollie Hughes gave the Yellows an early lead before five minutes later Ryan Henshaw put through his own net shortly after.

The visitors went into the break ahead through Stuart Zanone’s volley but 10 minutes after the re-start Jake Reed headed AFC level.

Veteran full-back Lee Flynn restored the home side’s lead four minutes later with a fine strike, but they were unable to build on their advantage and Tyrus Gordon-Young lobbed home a late leveller.

AFC will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign at Aveley tonight (7.45pm).

In the FA Cup extra preliminary round, summer signing Aaron Churchyard scored twice and Scott Chaplin was also on target as Hadleigh United overcame Sawbridgeworth Town 3-2 at the Millfield to win the £1,500 FA prize fund and set up a tie at Burnham Ramblers on August 30.

Halstead Town face a replay at St Margatesbury on Wednesday (7.45pm) after holding the higher-league side to a 0-0 draw at Rosemary Lane on Sunday.

In the Thurlow Nunn League First Division, Long Melford won 3-2 at King’s Lynn Town Reserves, while Cornard United lost 4-2 at Leiston Reserves and on Friday AFC Sudbury Reserves lost 3-1 at Needham Market Reserves.

In the cricket Sudbury’s (181) slim chances of promotion were all but ended with a two-wicket defeat at title-challengers Coggeshall (228-8), with the fifth-placed Talbots now 52 points behind leaders Frinton and 48 behind Saturday’s second-placed opponents with four games to go.

* For a full round-up of the weekend’s results, including match action, reaction and previews to the week ahead, see Thursday’s Suffolk Free Press.