Weekend round-up: AFC Sudbury forced into Tuesday replay

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AFC Sudbury were seconds away from causing another FA Trophy shock to reach the first round of the national competition on Saturday.

Having knocked out higher-league Maidstone United in the previous round, Ollie Berquez’s 81st-minute strike looked like putting the Yellows into Monday’s first-round draw.

However, Matt Spring popped up with a leveller four minutes into stoppage time to set up a replay at the Wardale Williams Stadium on Tuesday (7.45pm) — follow @russclaydon at www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/sport/live-sport

Hadleigh United have just one Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division victory to their name in the past two calendar months after losing 2-0 at home to Fakenham Town.

In the First Division, Halstead Town lost 2-0 at home to March Town United, but there were victories for AFC Sudbury Reserves and Cornard United.

The Ards move up to 16th in the table after a 1-0 triumph at Leiston Reserves, while AFC’s second string dismantled Braintree Town Reserves 5-1 with goals from Mark Ray (two), Jordan Brazitis, Gianfranco Mallardo and Ross Brazitis.

Noel Hunt netted a 95th-minute winner for Ipswich Town as they rose to second in the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 triumph at Charlton Athletic.

Norwich City’s poor run of form continued as they lost 2-1 at home to Reading, despite Gary Hooper opening the scoring.

Rugby Union Suffolk Cup holders Sudbury had a much-changed team at Woodbridge, but still advanced with a 24-5 triumph.

Charles Jackson (two), Ben Stanton and Will Leverett scored Suds’ tries.