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Men’s team still second after a loss at summit

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With March two points ahead at the start of play, Sudbury missed a chance to overtake them and rejoin the promotion hunt as they went down 7-4 in East Men’s League Division Two North.

But Sudbury struggled from the start, with poor first touches and simple passes misplaced.

Two sloppy goals were conceded in quick succession, but Sudbury quickly rallied to score an excellent counter attacking goal. Unfortunately March stuck again before half-time.

Two quick goals, one a flick, were conceded soon after half-time, due to sloppy defending and poor decision-making. Sudbury pulled one back, but March were allowed to take control again, and scored two quickfire goals.

With 20 minutes left, Sudbury again rallied with two more goals before a missed penalty flick summed up a bad day.

n Sudbury II travelled with a much-changed side to Lowestoft Railway for a must win Division 3NE game but, without a regular keeper, were beaten 5-2. Martin Sexton stepped into the breach.

The game did not start well, with Sudbury conceding two in the first five minutes and, despite being the more skilful side, two more soon after. Sexton saved a penalty flick before Callum Rolfe converted from close range to make it 4-1 at half-time.

The second half was much better for Sudbury, who attacked well, but managed just one goal, through Simon Cardy.

n Things started brightly with Sudbury IV outmatching the energy of a veteran Norwich City VI side in Division 6NE, but they finished on the end of a 6-1 defeat.

An even first quarter culminated in a James Ward goal following good work by Ben Appleby. Energy levels then sagged to let Norwich back in. Isaac Wagland attempted to re-establish control but even his skills were blunted by Norwich’s experience.

Kenny Moulton Day guested in goal and performed excellently. The match was more even than the score suggests, but lack of energy proved costly.

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