Weekend round-up: AFC Sudbury hit six at home in biggest win
AFC Sudbury’s 6-1 victory over Great Wakering Rovers on Saturday, a fourth straight win, completed the double over the Essex club. It was AFC’s biggest win of the season, and consolidates their fifth spot in the Ryman League Division One North.
Josh Kerridge, making his first start for the team, scored his first goal, AFC’s sixth.
Both teams had a player sent off, Rovers losing Louis Sparrow after 25 minutes to a second yellow card, and AFC captain Sam Clarke to a straight red after 64 minutes.
AFC were 4-0 up at half-time, Jordan Blackwell scoring twice, James Baker from the spot after Sparrow’s dismissal, and Clarke just before the interval. Ollie Berquez made it 5-0, and Jay Nash pulled one back before Kerridge rounded off the scoring.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) AFC are due to travel to Witham Town for a Robert Dyas Ryman League Cup quarter-final. The game has twice been postponed.
In the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division Hadleigh United beat Whitton United 3-2 at home in Ian Brown’s first game in charge, while in the First Division leaders Long Melford drew 0-0 at Haverhill Borough.
Also in the First Division, Cornard United were 2-0 up at Great Yarmouth Town after 10 minutes, but lost 3-2.
Halstead Town’s fixture at Dereham Town Reserves was called off because of a waterlogged pitch.
Meanwhile, Norwich City saw their play-off hopes dented in the Sky Bet Championship as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to promotion rivals Brentford.
Peleterio Ramallo put the Bees ahead in the 21st minute, only for Nathan Redmond to level for City just six minutes later.
However, the visitors were not to be denied as Alex Pritchard converted from the spot after 71 minutes to move Mark Warburtons’ side up to fourth in the table.
Ipswich Town were without a game and are next in action on Saturday when they host Wigan Athletic (3pm).
* Check back on this website at 1pm today (Monday) for a video with AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold, following Saturday’s game.