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AFC Sudbury 2 v 0 Chelsea FC Blenheim

The Football Education Programme's Academy team travelled to last year's runners up, AFC Sudbury, on a wet and blustery day.

The performance, in contrast to the dreary day, was positive as the Chelsea FC Blenheim side went toe to toe with one of the strongest sides in the country. Both teams struggled with the conditions, but the football, both tactically and technically, was a joy to watch.

Both teams moved the ball well, with each side cancelling each other out in midfield. Sian in the Chelsea FC Blenheim goal had one save to make, as the wind meant it was hard for both sides to create the perfect ball in the final third.

The second half was the same as the first, but it was AFC Sudbury who owned the scoring with a long- range free kick. Ten minutes later, the hosts added another, this time from a corner. Chelsea FC Blenheim kept playing their football and began to create chances, with Amelia and Abi both having opportunities to pull one back.

Unfortunately, the score stayed 2-0 and AFC Sudbury took all three points, however there were lots of positives to take into the away trip to Arsenal next week.


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