Point Gained In Final Minute
Great Team Performance
AFC Sudbury Ladies travelled to Billericay Town who were top of the table.
The fixture was moved from the AGP stadium to Ramadan Heath due to the Billericay Town men's 1st team fixture in an FA Cup replay Thursday which is being shown live on BT Sport.
Sudbury travelled with a only eleven players that included coach Natalie Golding and Harriet Young who had a broken nose. There was also a couple of players carrying injuries.
The visitors started with a different system as when playing Billericay at home early this season, they were over run in midfield.
The home side took the lead on seventeen minutes from a corner that was flicked on at the near post for a defender to head home from six yards. They went further head just on the stroke of half time when a cross was palmed out by keeper Penny Everett for a Billericay player to tap home. It was cruel blow to Sudbury as they had battled well against the wind.
After an hour Sudbury were awarded a free kick twenty-five yards from goal. Megan Partridge stepped up and bent the ball passed the wall into the top right corner of the Billericay net.
On seventy-two minutes the Suffolk side equalised when Selma Halil received the ball on the edge of the area, beat two players and slide home past the home keeper. Golding nearly put Sudbury in front when her shot from thirty yards struck the post.
On eighty-eight minutes Sudbury's heart sank when Billericay scored what they thought was the winner when one of their midfielders fired over Everett's head from twenty-five yards.
Sudbury kicked off and a pass from Partridge found Mia Etheridge on the right wing, she beat her marker and crossed beautifully into the six yard box for Stacey Teager to out jump the centre half to score the equaliser.
It was no more than deserved and the eleven players on the pitch did themselves and the club proud.
Well done girls!
Next up Sunday away to Kirkley and Pakefield in the Women's Suffolk County Cup.