Weekend sport: Missed chances cost AFC in Trophy

AFC Sudbury went out of the FA Trophy after losing 3-1 at higher-league Arlesey Town on Saturday while the town’s rugby club also suffered defeat at Wymondham.

Sudbury managed to peg back Arlesey through a James Baker goal, but missed a couple of good chances to take the lead in the tie before their opponents scored twice, one from the penalty spot late on after Nathan Clarke was sent off after the referee deemed he handled on the line.

AFC are back in league action for the first time in six games when they host Chatham Town at The MEL Group Stadium on Saturday (3pm), looking to build on their one solitary win so far.

Meanwhile, Hadleigh United bounced back from a 6-1 defeat in the Ridgeons Premier Division at home to Woodbridge Town on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory at Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday. The goals coming from Danny Allen, Stuart Jopling and Ben Deacon. The Brettsiders are at home to high-flyers Brantham Athletic on Tuesday (7.45pm) in the League Challenge Cup first round.

Long Melford recorded back-to-back league wins in the First Division to move up to ninth after beating Brightlingsea Regent 1-0 on the road, skipper Ashley Skeggs on target.

There was further misery for Cornard United, who lost 6-1 at Fakenham Town, their sixth straight league loss, though they are still third from bottom.

Halstead Town when out of the FA Vase at home to fellow First Division side Team Bury by a single goal in front of a crowd of 111 at Rosemary Lane. Halstead travel to Godmanchester Rovers on Tuesday (7.45pm) in the League Challenge Cup.

In the rugby, Sudbury are eighth in London Two North East after a narrow 22-19 defeat at Wymondham.