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

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.

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.

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 Town Football Club

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.

Ashlee Jones was the only new starter in the starting line up for the home side, as he made his second debut for the club and took over the captains armband in the process. Other new signings, David Agboola and Tom Blackwell took their place on the substitutes bench whilst Toby Ajala missed out due to injury. After finishing last seasons league fixtures at home to Sudbury, the SeedGrowers welcomed them back to West Street for the opening game of the 2019/20 season.

Away ties are scheduled at AFC Sudbury (1/10) and Coggeshall (5/11) in addition to the opening match at Bury Town. The sides will play each other once either home or away, with the Seasiders handed home ties against Maldon & Tiptree (24/09) and Heybridge (22/10. The Seasiders have been placed in a group with Coggeshall Town, AFC Sudbury, Maldon & Tiptree, Heybridge Swifts and Bury Town.

It's been a difficult opening fewweeks for the Seasiders with 3 league defeats in addition to the FA Cup exit at AFC Sudbury. A 1-0 win in the league at Sudbury a fortnight ago was a welcome 3 points and keeps the side one place above the bottom two - Brentwood and Romford who are yet to register a point after 4 games.

The Seed Growers won this the opening match of the season at the Crops with some clinical finishing to give the league favourites an excellent start to the campaign, writes John Campany.

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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.

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.