Thamesmead Town defeat AFC Sudbury to boost play-off hopes

PUBLISHED: 10:18 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:18 18 March 2013

Thamesmead Town beat the weather and AFC Sudbury on Saturday (16) to get back to winning ways.

They won 1-0 at Bayliss Avenue, but only after the pitch survived at battering from the rain.

Lea Dawson scored the only goal of the game, firing in a rebound after Lewis Tozer headed against the post just before the half-hour mark.

It allowed Mead to strengthen their grip on third in the Ryman North Division, extending their lead over Aveley to seven points after they lost to Needham Market.

The home side started strongly, with Stuart Zanone and Baff Addae dangerous, and could have been more than just one goal ahead at half-time.

Chris Edwards and Rob Carter both went close for Mead after the break but they could not make the game safe.

The Suffolk side still threatened sporadically on the break, meaning Thamesmead could not rest on their laurels.

But with no further goals, Thamesmead strengthened their end of season play-off hopes as the season enters the finishing straight.

They travel to Ware on Saturday (23), who are third from bottom in the table.

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