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AFC Reserves travelled to face Braintree Town Reserves at Cressing Road under their floodlights.
The reserves where looking to recapture their recent good form after a defeat the previous weekend to Debenham LC.
The visitors brightly and as a result of some good play saw Max Booth (pictured) go on a good run beating his man inside the box and but then seeing his shot well saved. However the hosts quickly responded calling AFC keeper Luca Collins into action.
Both sides where well matched across the duration of the first half with chances at a premium and the teams were level at the interval.
The second half begun brightly for Sudbury with Booth again cutting in on his favoured right foot continued to cause Braintree problems.
Ollie Gravett was next to be denied by the in form home goalkeeper as he pulled of a great save from a well struck long range effort.
In the seventy-third minute Sudbury where unfortunate to be on the end of a debatable decision which resulted in a brilliantly struck Braintree free kick leaving Collins with no chance as the home side took the lead.
The visitors pushed hard for an equaliser in the latter stages of the game missing a good chance at the back post to level the score. AFC then had a penalty decision turned down for what appeared to be hand ball at the back post.
Despite their best efforts the Suffolk side failed to rescue anything from the game that saw Braintree Town take all three hard earned points.
Report by Joe Wright