Sudbury look to continue good form as Mildenhall Town are the visitors on Boxing Day

24 December, 2018 - 12:16
Reece Harris, a fine hat-trick last time out Photo: AFC SUDBURY

Reece Harris, a fine hat-trick last time out Photo: AFC SUDBURY

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AFC Sudbury entertain Mildenhall Town on Boxing Day, 1pm ko, looking to continue their recent good form, writes Darren Theobald.

The home side come into this Boxing Day derby match having not played for 11 days.

Their last match was the emphatic victory with eight goals scored at home against Dereham Town.

AFC Sudbury have been in good form of late, having won four out of the last six matches and amassed 19 goals.

Reece Harris’ eight-minute hat-trick last weekend was most impressive, Paul Hayes scored two outstanding goals in the first half to get the team rolling.

Tom Monk, pushing for a start. Photo: AFC SUDBURYTom Monk, pushing for a start. Photo: AFC SUDBURY

Impressive victories against Canvey, Brentwood, and Soham have helped Sudbury climb to ninth in the league and have their eyes set on moving up into a play off spot, something another three points today would help, a win could see them move up into sixth place if other results go their way.

This will be the third meeting of Sudbury and Mildenhall so far this campaign.

The first was on FA Cup weekend back in August when Sudbury won 2-0 with goals from Coakley and Kelly, the second came just two days later on Bank Holiday Monday when in a six goal thriller the points were shared.

Mildenhall have not been in the same form recently, having picked up only four points from their last six matches.

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The most recent defeat was a big 6-0 home loss to Brentwood Town. Following this defeat they also announced that Dean Greygoose will be leaving as manager. He has now been replaced by Ricky Cornish.

AFC Sudbury manager Mark Morsley, has some difficult decisions to make as, with the exception of the injured Jordan Blackwell, he has a full squad to select from.

Morsley does not expect to make many changes, indeed if any. Tom Monk who started as a sub last week will be fighting for a start.

Sudbury then look forward to the big west Suffolk derby at Ram Meadow, Bury, where both sides will be looking for victory as they both hunt down a play-off place in the Bostik North.

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