It was not to be for AFC as they went to league leaders AFC Hornchurch and came away defeated but not disgraced as they suffered losing by only a solitary goal.
The side that started showed only one change from midweek with Milo Grimes taking over from Tom Maycock, while Sam Mills celebrated his nineteenth birthday by making his eighteenth first team appearance.
Although the very experienced home side had the vast majority of the play in the first forty-five minutes the sides went in goal less at the break.
AFC made a change for the second half with Jake Colclough taking over from Joe Walker and It took until the sixty-seventh minute for the host to break the deadlock with Nathan Cooper scoring.
Paul Walker (pictured) in the Sudbury goal kept his side in the game with a couple of stunning saves as Reece Dobson had AFC's best chance with an effort that struck the Hornchurch crossbar.
Late on AFC used their other substitutes with Jamie Eaton-Collins and Tom Maycock replacing Max Booth and Sam Mills, however there was no further score and the hosts took the points to remain top of the table.
The result meant a slip of two places down the Bostik North table for AFC to fifteenth.
Meanwhile at King's Marsh the reserves lost 5-1 to Whitton United, while the other reserve side lost 2-0 away to Sawbridgeworth Town Reserves.
Updated 17:40 - 2 Dec 2017 by Tony Simpson