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AFC First Team (Bostik North) - Match centre

Truro City
AFC Sudbury
Full time
T Allen (4')
Sat 30 Sep 15:00 - The Emirates FA Cup 17-18 Attendance 359

Rainy Day Defeat

Out Of FA Cup

In reality this was probably the toughest test AFC could get, not the opposition but the sheer logistics of playing a team so far away in the west of the country. However not deterred the club did the job properly and set out on Friday morning for the long coach trip and and an overnight stay in St Austell in preparation for the game. There were however several players that could not make the coach deadline and made their way to Cornwall by car. Those supporters on the coach were augmented by a number that left Sudbury at 4.45am to make their way via car, underground and train.

Unfortunately the end result was not what everyone wanted as AFC were knocked out after taking an early lead.

The weather in Truro was not as sunny as back in Suffolk as the rain poured down. Caretaker Manager Danny Laws had to make one change to his line-up with Adam Mills suspended he brought in Mekhi McKenzie, while on the bench were four of his Academy boys along with goalkeeping coach Danny Potter.

There was almost instant success for the Bostik North side as they took a fourth minute lead. The ball was crossed in and there was Tevan Allen to head the ball down and into the Truro net.

For the next fifteen minutes or so AFC had control of the tie before the home side gradually began to get more into the game. Paul Walker in the Sudbury goal pulled a great save to deny Harvey just before the half-hour mark. The rain continued to pour down as AFC held the lead before a crowd announced as 359.
The final four minutes of the half saw fortunes change, Allen had the chance to increase AFC's lead but his lob was tipped over by keeper Tom McHale before the home side levelled. A corner was headed home by Chris Todd and at the break it was all square.

The day did not get any better for'The Yellows' after the break, as the rain continued to pour and those AFC supporters behind the goal got a drenching. Louis Blake picked up a booking before Truro got in front with an individual goal from Aaron Lamont.

Julian Smith picked up a yellow card before AFC made their first change with Blake going off and Ollie Dunlop taking over. The Cornish side however continued on the front foot with the win and rain behind them. There were fifteen minutes left when Ollie Peter took over from McKenzie and a few minutes later Callum Watson made his second AFC first team appearance taking over from Joe Claridge. Alfie Carroll became AFC’s third booking of the afternoon with ten minutes of the tie left.

Truro added a third goal through Tyler Harvey six minutes from the end of normal time and right on the ninety minute mark Steward Yetton scored a fourth.

The rain was till coming down as the final whistle went and AFC were out of the 2017/18 FA Cup. The scoreline was somewhat harsh but it will stand in the record books.


Key moments

Goal Tevan Allen scores for AFC Sudbury


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82:00 Sub Off
Joe Claridge is substituted off for AFC Sudbury
82:00 Sub On
Callum Watson is substituted on for AFC Sudbury
80:00 Yellow Card
Alfie Carroll is yellow carded for AFC Sudbury
75:00 Sub On
Ollie Peters is substituted on for AFC Sudbury
75:00 Sub Off
Mekhi McKenzie is substituted off for AFC Sudbury
61:00 Sub On
Ollie Dunlop is substituted on for AFC Sudbury
61:00 Sub Off
Louis Blake is substituted off for AFC Sudbury
60:00 Yellow Card
Julian Smith is yellow carded for AFC Sudbury
53:00 Yellow Card
Louis Blake is yellow carded for AFC Sudbury
End of period 1
4:00 Goal 0 - 1
Tevan Allen scores for AFC Sudbury
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Truro City
  • AFC Sudbury
  • 0
  • Tevan Allen Goal 4:00'
  • Louis Blake Yellow Card 53:00'
  • Julian Smith Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Ollie Dunlop Sub On 61:00'
  • Louis Blake Sub Off 61:00'
  • Ollie Peters Sub On 75:00'
  • Mekhi McKenzie Sub Off 75:00'
  • Alfie Carroll Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Callum Watson Sub On 82:00'
  • Joe Claridge Sub Off 82:00'

Team selection

Walker, Paul Walker, Paul
Carroll, Alfie Carroll, Alfie
Claridge, Joe Claridge, Joe
Blake, Louis Blake, Louis
Turner, Jake Turner, Jake
Smith, Julian Smith, Julian
French, Tyler French, Tyler
Clarke, Sam Clarke, Sam
Cowley, Dave Cowley, Dave
 McKenzie , Mekhi McKenzie , Mekhi
Allen, Tevan Allen, Tevan


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