AFC Sudbury boss Jamie Godbold keen to keep good run going at Staines Town
PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 February 2017
AFC Sudbury boss Jamie Godbold is looking forward to seeing how his side perform in today’s visit to Staines Town.
The Yellows, who sit in 18th position in the Ryman Premier Division, five points clear of the relegation zone, have picked up four crucial points at The Wardale Williams Stadium in their previous two games.
After a 1-1 draw with mid-table Kingstonian last Saturday, Sudbury went one better on Tuesday night win a fine 1-0 over ninth-placed Worthing, courtesy of Adam Tann’s first-half header.
And Godbold is keen to see if his side can carry on their recent good form with a result on the road at mid-table Staines.
“I guess it’s a terrific run that we are now on with one win and a draw,” joked Godbold.
“It’s all about progress for us and trying to move up the table.
“We are certainly not naïve enough to think that we have turned the corner by any stretch of the imagination, but we have gone back to basics in the last two games and I think we’ve been a better side because of it.”
Before the last two games, Sudbury had lost three league games in a row, including a 4-0 home defeat to relegation rivals Merstham.
But Sudbury now seem to be back on the right path, with new signings Kieran Monlouis and Tevan Allen making their debuts against Worthing.
Twenty-year-old Monlouis, a former Stoke City and Charlton Academy player who also spent time as a schoolboy with Crystal Palace, caught the eye with a mature performance in the centre of midfield.
“Kieran is a very energetic player and has a lot of composure and quality on the ball,” said Godbold.
“Hopefully he will have a positive impact on everyone else in the games to come.”
Monlouis was playing for Maldon & Tiptree until January, and signed for AFC as a free agent before the Worthing win.
Of Allen, who made the switch across West Suffolk from Bury Town last weekend, Godbold said: “His energy and enthusiasm can bring a lot to the table for us. He’s a great signing.
“I have been pleased with both of their contributions and applications so far, and hopefully we can get the best out of them in the games to come.”