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AFC First Team (Bostik North) - Match centre

AFC Sudbury
S Clarke (30' Sent Off)
Full time
Sat 6 Dec 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Ryman North Attendance 175

Disappointing Defeat

Clarke Sent Off

This was a game too far as AFC slumped to their first defeat in nine games and in doing so had their Captain Sam Clarke (pictured) red carded meaning he misses three games over the Christmas period.

Missing from the AFC line up were both James Baker and Kris Newby though injury and suspension, while Ayrton Coley and Jack Guyton were called to the starting line-up, Correy Davidson was on the bench.

AFC had the first effort of the game with Ryan Henshaw having a shot following a long throw in, and minutes later Terry Rymer hooked the ball wide of the goal.

Aveley Home 06/12/14
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There was problem in the AFC defence as Henshaw missed a tackle on Asante and he went on towards the goal but Marcus Garnham was swiftly out and saved with his legs. Clarke was fortunate to avoid a booking as he took down Bakare but as play went on for a couple of minutes it seemed the match official forgot the incident.

Rymer had a shot saved by Marrable and saw a shot blocked. Akeley had a free kick some thirty yards out 10 forced Garnham to throw himself at the ball to save it and concede a corner. Lawrence Yiga then had to put in saving tackle as the visitors began to exert pressure.
Ben Robinson relieved some of it when he careered down the right wing beating several players but his shot was wide of the far post.
On the half hour mark came the sending off, Clarke went in hard on Ola and the referee deemed it dangerous so off went AFC’s skipper. Six minutes later the visitors were in front following a corner the ball bobbled about with Sendall shooting before it came back to Retkoceri who fired home.

Coley twisted and turned but his shot went well over, before a short time afterwards Lee Flynn took over from Guyton. Just before the interval Garnham again had to be alive to the situation saving low down from 10.

Half time; AFC Sudbury 0 Aveley 1

AFC started really brightly with Coley having a shot saved before the ball came back into the box and bobbled around before Ollie Berquez had a shot tipped over the bar by Marrable. It was the closest AFC were to come to a goal.

Yiga and Bakare clashed and firstly the AFC man was yellow carded then eventually Bakare. Coley and fed Flynn who put a high ball into the box and Henshaw headed over. On the hour Yiga was substituted with Davidson taking over.

Bakare went off for the visitors with Gregory taking over. There was a long throw followed by an AFC corner that cane to Flynn who had a shot go wide.

Aveley second goal came in the seventy-first minute, Ola broke away on the left Henshaw went across but the ball was crossed and there was Elliott to fired home easily giving Garnham no chance.

Sandall went off with Harrison taking over for Aveley, before Berquez got the ball off the line following a series of corners. Mark Ray came on for AFC with Coley going off.

There was a booking for Ola for kicking the ball away before Aveley scored a third in stoppage time. Henshaw committed a foul on the edge of the area and Stevenson curled the ball around the wall and through the hands of Garnham and into the net.

It was a real bad day at the office for AFC and they must regroup again on Tuesday and dig deep in their resources.

Att 175


Key moments

Red Card Sam Clarke is sent off for AFC Sudbury

Videos and photos

Aveley Home 06/12/14
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Replay game

As it happened

  • AFC Sudbury
  • Aveley
  • 0
  • Sam Clarke Red Card 30:00'
  • Lee Flynn Sub On 43:00'
  • Jack Guyton Sub Off 43:00'
  • Lawrence Yiga Yellow Card 54:00'
  • Correy Davidson Sub On 60:00'
  • Lawrence Yiga Sub Off 60:00'
  • Mark Ray Sub On 78:00'
  • Ayrton Coley Sub Off 78:00'

Team selection

AFC Sudbury
  • 1. Marcus Garnham
  • 2. Ben Robinson
  • 3. Jack Wilkinson
  • 4. Jack Guyton
  • 5. Ryan Henshaw
  • 6. Craig Pope
  • 7. Ayrton Coley
  • 8. Sam Clarke (c)
  • 9. Terry Rymer
  • 10. Lawrence Yiga
  • 11. Ollie Berquez
  • 12. Lee Flynn
  • 14. Scott Kemp
  • 15. Jordan Blackwell
  • 16. Mark Ray
  • 17. Correy Davidson

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Needham Market 46 104
2. Harlow Town 46 103
3. AFC Sudbury 46 90
4. Brentwood Town 46 85
5. Thurrock 46 84
6. Brightlingsea Regent 46 82
7. Dereham Town 46 81

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