Fleet will renew ties with AFC Sudbury following the draw for the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup earlier today. The game will take place at Stonebridge Road on Saturday, September 17th. Any replay will take place on the following Tuesday at Sudbury’s King’s Marsh Stadium.
The Suffolk side (in their previous guise as Sudbury Town before a merger with Sudbury Wanderers) were regular Southern League foes in the early 1990s.
The club have risen swiftly from the Eastern Counties League and last season won the Ryman League Division One North. They currently sit fourth in the Ryman Premier Division and are six unbeaten in the league this season. Their squad includes former Fleet loanee Adam Tann as well as former Concord and Chelmsford players Sam Bantick and Luke Callander.
They defeated Halstead Town 6-0 on Saturday to progress in the FA Cup.
Fleet have never met the current club and only once before did we play Sudbury Town in a cup game, that being a controversial Doc Martens Cup tie in 1994 where we won 1-0 but were thrown out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player.