AFC aiming to get back on track

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AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold has backed his title-chasing side to bounce back when they host Wroxham this weekend, writes Alex Moss.

The Yellows suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat to lowly Waltham Abbey at The Wardale Williams Stadium on Saturday to see their nine-match unbeaten run come to an end.

And after Monday’s derby at Bury Town was postponed because of the weather, it left Godbold describing the Easter weekend as an ‘anti-climax’ for the Ryman League Division One North leaders.

“It was a bit of an anti-climax for us,” said Godbold, whose side host 19th place Wroxham on Saturday (3pm). “A lot of talk before was about us possibly winning the league on Monday. But we had a bad result on Saturday and then the game on Monday was postponed. Saturday was a real disappointment, but credit to Waltham who were deserving of the win.”

Sudbury head into Saturday needing a maximum of five points from their last five games to secure the league title and promotion to the Ryman Premier.

If AFC beat Wroxham and nearest challengers Thurrock and Harlow Town both fail to win then they will be crowned champions on Saturday, but Godbold is fully focused on his side’s clash with the Yachtsmen.

“Saturday will be a tough game,” he said. “They’ll be up for it so it’s a case of us turning up and showing our quality.”

n Sudbury’s derby at Bury Town has been rearranged for Wednesday, April 13 (7.45pm).