Missed spot kick costs AFC in Romford defeat

AFC Sudbury’s ultimately disappointing season continued on Saturday after they beaten 1-0 away to Romford.

In an eventful opening half, both sides were awarded penalties, but both failed to convert from the spot.

The host’s came after seven minutes when a Sudbury defender was adjudged to have handled Hussein Isa’s corner, but Kurt Smith couldn’t take advantage, dragging his left foot effort wide of the post.

On twenty-nine minutes the referee awarded the game’s second penalty again for handball but like Smith before him, David Wakeham shot wide to keep the scores level.

And he was made to rue that miss two minutes from time when Jamie Dicks converted Nick Reynolds’ cross from close range to snatch all three points for Romford.

Meanwhile in the Premier League Norwich were comfortably beaten 2-0 at relegation threatened Blackburn Rovers with goals from Mauro Formica and Junior Hoilett helping Blackburn secure a vital victory in their battle against the drop.

In the Npower Championship, Ipswich Town’s disappointing season continued on Saturday as they suffered a convincing 3-0 defeat to Millwall in their final home match of the season at Portman Road.

A double from Andy Keogh and a further strike from former Tractor boy Liam Trotter ensured the Lions took all three points back to South London.