Seven Goal Thriller
On an extremely windy day at home in the Essex Senior Reserves League, AFC faced a tough game against Grays Athletic Reserves.
With the wind playing a vital role, Grays bombarded the home defence with dangerous runs and crossing resulting in them taking an early lead through their striker tapping the ball into the goal from six yards.
AFC battled back into the wind and with 40 minutes gone Adam Hanson calmly hit the ball into the top corner to take the teams in level at halftime.
AFC Sudbury began the second half with the wind behind them and they took the lead early when a corner found Marcel Walker at the back post.
Shortly after Grays fought their way back into the game as they slotted the ball into the corner of the net to level the game.
This didn’t stop Sam Bishop catch a glimpse of the Grays keeper off his line and fire the ball into the top left hand corner to put AFC 3-2 up with 25 minutes remaining. The visitors continued to attack, eventually equalising and hoping to gaining a point away from home as they levelled at three goals apiece.
However with five minutes to go another AFC set piece saw the ball bobble around in the box ending up with local lad Kade Ivatt (pictured) smashing home from close range to give The hosts a win and a deserved three points at home.
Starting XI: Ben Whiteman, Bradley Sayer (captain), Max New, Rickey Cornish, Marcel Walker, Tom Gardiner, Adam Hanson, Kie Dyer, Jack Graham, Kade Ivatt, Josh Buckles.
Match report by Ben Whiteman