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Emirates FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round Preview

The Ambers are on their travels again in this year's Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, the MEL Group stadium home of AFC Sudbury the venue for the third qualifying round.

AFC Sudbury
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Cheshunt
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Sat 2 Oct, 2021 FA Cup

We go back to season 2017/18 when both teams were in what was then the Bostik Isthmian League North for a time when the teams last met competitively, a Jason Hallett hat trick saw the Ambers win at home, and then the same player get a controversial red card in the first half of the return match which AFC Sudbury subsequently secured 3-0.

AFC Sudbury are in form, currently joint top of the Isthmian North division with four wins one draw & one loss.  In the FA Cup this year they have seen off local side Cockfosters 2-1, Potton United 1-0 (both away) and after being held to a 0-0 draw at home an injury time winner from former Amber Romario Dunne saw them squeeze past Stowmarket Town 1-0 in the last round.

Cheshunt joining a round later have played both their ties away, despatching Brentwood 2-0 and then putting Hitchin to the sword 3-0.  League form returned to them on Tuesday night when a ten man Ambers came back from one down to beat Brightlingsea Regent 3-1.  The Ambers strikers are in form with Reece Beckles Richards on 4, Zack Newton has 6 and Ken Charles with 7 leading the way.  AFC Sudbury appear to spread their goals around the team more with a lot more singles being recorded,  former Amber Romario Dunne appears the danger man with four to his name this season.

The MEL Group stadium is in Brundon Lane Sudbury CO107HN. It has a 3G surface, a spacious club house, plenty of seats under cover and if you have the fuel plenty of car parking space.  Watch out for bus replacement services if travelling by Rail to Sudbury station, (Via Stratford or Liverpool St/MarksTey) with a 30 minute walk to the ground.