AFC Sudbury preview

After a fine performance to beat rivals Hendon, Wingate & Finchley travel to King’s Marsh to face A.F.C Sudbury on Tuesday evening in a bid to secure a second successive victory – and a first on the road since March. Summer signing Steve Wales scored the goal on Saturday with a top class free kick and will be looking to use his experience to regain the momentum that Keith Rowland’s side lacked in the latter months of 2015-16. Ahmet Rifat, John Mbamarah and Shane Gore all also impressed in the derby and the spine of the side is beginning to look more settled going into the fourth game of the season. Rowland and the fans will be hoping for more goals now, as the Blues have only scored twice in three games so far in 2016-17, neither goal coming from open play. However, Billy Healey and Tommy Tejan-Sie’s gradual return to full fitness will only aid Wingate – adding goals and creativity respectively. The hosts, managed by Jamie Godbold, sit fourth in the league after three games – having won both their away games and drawn their solitary home game this season, totalling seven points from a possible nine. Their five goals have been more evenly spread out, coming from Luke Callander, Sam Clarke, Robert Eagle, Craig Parker and Liam Wales (no relation to Steve!) – and Rowland will be hoping the settled back six of Gore, Ola Williams, Mbamarah, Tommy Smith, Ryan Sellers and Rifat will be able to keep the Suds’ front line quieter than their first three outings. By Nikhil Saglani

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