Haverhill Borough dumped out of cup by AFC Sudbury Reserves
THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE
FIRST DIVISION KNOCKOUT CUP
AFC Sudbury Reserves ended the game with nine men as they deservedly beat the ten men of Borough to make it through to the final.
AFC went ahead through Scott Kemp’s fine far post finish on eight minutes before the home team’s Stefano Mallardo and Borough ‘keeper Charlie Turner were dismissed after they clashed on 43 minutes.
AFC’s Johnny Kerridge also received his marching orders on 47 minutes after somewhat harshly being given a second yellow card by referee Colin Allan.
Unfettered by their disadvantage, AFC went 2-0 up after 58 minutes when Borough’s stand-in keeper, centre-half Gav Taylor, fatally miskicked a clearance straight to Kemp, who played in Mark Ray to sweep the ball home.
Martin Westcott pulled a goal back on 68 minutes with a smart volley from Kieran O’Neill’s header back across the box, but four minutes later the ball was kept alive following an AFC free-kick and Kemp stroked the ball into an open goal to pretty much seal the victory.
For a full-match report, photos and some reaction, buy tomorrow’s (February 26) Haverhill Echo.