In the end Bob Fletchers youngsters had to settle for a point, but for a long time it looked as though they would win the game. They were not helped having to play the final ten minutes or so with only ten men after Simon Hyde had been sent off but held on.
Again it was a struggle to get a side out and only two substitutes were available, one a new goalkeeper, the other a seventeen year old with a foot injury. Steve Greaves returned to the team but again failed to last the course, picking up another injury early in the first half. Craig Boon in the home goal made a couple of early saves before the Sudbury side settled down and played some neat football. It was Ashley Wilson who put them in front with a nicely taken goal collecting the ball from Richard Lister after good work by the lively Ben Patrick. Greaves went off and Roger Burton replaced him and the latter had an effort go wide.
At half time AFC introduced a newly signed goalkeeper, Rob Fleming for his debut, he was soon in action as the Essex side pressed forward. This they did for the majority of the half but the back line of Mark Alder Barry Simpson and Simon Hyde were dealing effectively with the threats. As the pressure increased Kelvedon levelled with a headed goal from Steve Yates. The final ten minutes were minus Hyde who after being scythed down goat up and reacted apparently sufficiently for the referee to send him off.
It was point gained as the manager now looks to strengthen his squad.
Team; Boon (Fleming), Alder, Simpson, Hyde, Lister, Adams, Greaves (Burton), Wilson, Glitz, Patrick, Mills