Goals from Kelsey Millen and Emily Schofield were not enough for Stevenage as they lost at home to AFC Sudbury in the Eastern Region Women's Premier Division.

For the away side, the 4-2 success avenged their narrow defeat in the reverse fixture in August and it also moved them above Boro into second.

The weather may have been a foreshadow of events to come as the ladies came out to a deluge of rain.

However, despite the dark and gloomy weather, Stevenage enjoyed a bright start.

Amy Makewell broke free into the left side of the box and rolled a tasty ball across goal for Millen to slot home at the far post.

Jodie Bellinger, Vicky Neal and Millen all saw chances come and go whilst Celine Ray kept the impressive Holly Kennard at bay down the other end.

Boro would come to regret those missed chances though and after a superb piece of defensive covering from Neal in the early stages of the second half, Sudbury levelled with a Kaylee Dodd header from a corner.

Sudbury's second arrived in the same manner, Jess Allen this time turning in the set-piece, and it was three when Leonnie Bezant fired the ball high over Celine Ray in the Stevenage goal.

The stopper departed with an injury after that and with no replacement on the bench, Lucy Webster needed to fill in.

Despite that Stevenage got the next goal, Makewell teeing up Schofield, but the novice keeper was beaten with 10 minutes to go by a lofted effort from Holly Kennard.