Coggeshall Town (@1.47) vs AFC Sudbury (@4.6)
25-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Coggeshall Town will win

Coggeshall Town – AFC Sudbury Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 14:45

At the start of the second half, Sudbury had their bandaged Goalkeeper, Walker to thank for keeping the score at only two-nil. A cross from Nwachuku was met by a fierce volley from Ross Wall, however Walker somehow kept the effort out as he deflected the ball over the cross bar. Sudbury were then again fortunate to keep all eleven men on the pitch and it was again, defender, Bailey-Dennis who was lucky to stay on the pitch. As Hubble was sent clattering to the floor as a result of a late tackle, Bailey-Dennis received a stern talking to from the Referee and his last warning.

Tonight AFC Sudbury will look to build on their impressive performance last Tuesday at Maldon, winning 4-0.Coggeshall Town are the visitor tonight and will bring a very strong squad. Supporters will probably see a few ex AFC players in their ranks. They have been strengthening the squad all season and have just added the prolific Sam Bantick to their line up.

In the sixty first minute and against the run of play, the visitors pulled a goal back. After a ball in to the box and some superb goal saving blocks from Pollard and Dexter Peter, the ball fell kindly to Striker, Tom Maycock and he struck a left footed effort across Goalkeeper, Jones and in to the bottom corner of the net.

Striker, Nnamdi Nwachuku latched on to the ball and with this first touch, lobbed Goalkeeper Walker from around twenty five yards a sublime finish. On the stroke of half-time, Nwachuku had another chance to score as he cut in from the left however put his curling effort wide of the far post. In the thirty seventh minute, Coggeshall extended their lead. A superb pass from defender, Josh Pollard was mid-read by a Sudbury defender.

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Once clear of the exit roundabout, follow the signs to Town Centre. Take the first exit at the next roundabout (after 300 yards) into Northgate Street. If you travel from the A14, leave at junction 43 signposted to central Bury St Edmunds. The ground is at the far end of the car park, situated on the left hand side. Carry on down to the bottom of Cotton Lane and turn right into the council car park. At the second set of traffic lights (T-Junction), turn left into Mustow Street and first left into Cotton Lane, past the Hawkes garage and the Drive Car showroom.

A smart pass from Lock found George Cocklin, who in turn fed Conor Hubble with an intelligent through ball. With the game drifting towards the final whistle, Peter and Pollard seemed strong in defence as Matt Lock was introduced in place of Ross Wall as Coggeshall looked to manage the game until the final whistle. The SeedGrowers continued to press high and were rewarded as they regained possession in high areas as Lock won the ball back just in side the Sudbury half. Hubble dribbled towards the Sudbury box, cut in side on to his right food and bent a curling effort in to the bottom corner past Walker, to seal all three points.

McLeod took one touch, before the blasting the ball in to the roof of the net to give his side an early lead and their first goal of the season, with their first shot of the season. After an exchange of passes and a wicked ball in to the box, Sudbury failed to clear their lines as the ball fell kindly to Mehki McLeod. After three minutes, Coggeshall had a dream start to the season.

Another 3-1 home win, this time over league new-boys Cambridge City and Saturdays fine 2-0 win at Canvey Island means the home side will be in confident mood going into this Velocity Trophy tie. For Bury, it's a different picture entirely with the Blues sitting in 2nd place behind Maldon & Tiptree on 10 points from their opening 4 games. An opening day 3-1 win at home to Basildon was followed by a 1-1 draw at Witham. The only down side for the Blues so far has been their own exit from the FA Cup, Histon coming away from West Suffolk with a 2-1 victory to move into the First Qualifying Round.

Coggeshall then made a double change, with Michael Gyasi replacing Nnamdi Nwachuku and Tom Blackwell making his SeedGrowers debut in place of Mehki McLeod. As their goal seemed to give them another lease of life, Sudbury started to grow in to the game and started to dominate the game for the following ten to fifteen minutes, without forcing Jones in to a save of any note. The introduction of Gyasi and Blackwell gave the home side the injection of life they needed, as they regained their electric pace on the counter attack, with Blackwell using his pace to his advantage as he won a smart free kick deep in to Sudburys half.