Weekend sport: AFC and Hadleigh continue winning runs

AFC Sudbury made it three successive league wins with victory at high-flying Brentwood Town on Saturday.

Chris Tracey’s men fell behind just after the quarter of an hour mark through Kieran Onogoya’s strike but Dave Wareham equalised from Jon Docker’s pass after 42 minutes and James Baker headed the winner in the 58th minute to end Brentwood’s winning run.

AFC, who move up one place to 17th in the Ryman League Division One North table, play their re-arranged league game at Leiston on Tuesday (7.45pm), with their Suffolk neighbours offering free entry after the first attempt was abandoned during the first half due to fog.

In the Ridgeons League Premier Division, Hadleigh United made it three straight league wins with a 3-0 victory over Walsham-le-Willows at the Millfield.

All three goals, two from Danny Allen and one from Ben Deacon, all came in a ruthless 13-minute spell in the first half.

Hadleigh, who are now 12th, travel to strugglers Wivenhoe Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).

In the Ridgeons First Divison Knockout Cup first round, Long Melford went out on penalties to Team Bury after the game finished 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes and extra-time saw no further goals.

There was also cup exits for Halstead Town, who lost 1-0 at Debenham LC, and Cornard United, who lost 4-0 to Whitton United at Blackhouse Lane.

In the Premier League, Norwich City took the lead through Anthony Pilkington at Aston Villa but a Darren Bent double sandwiched between a Gabby Agbonlahor strike, before Steve Morison’s strike saw the match end in a 3-2 defeat.

In the Championship, Ipswich Town slumped to a 3-2 defeat at home to bottom side Doncaster Rovers, with the Blues having to come from 3-0 down to Dean Saunders men after first half goals from El Hadji-Douif (two) and Town target Billy Sharp. Josh Carson and Michael Chopra got on the score sheet in the second half but it turned out to be no more than consolation as Ipswich went down to their third successive defeat, leaving them down in 14th.

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