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Saffron Walden Town manager Stuart Wardley

Stuart Wardley drew plenty of positives from Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at promotion-chasing Stanway Rovers but knows more point-less away days will leave them fighting for their lives at the bottom of the Thurlow Nunn Premier League come the end of the season.

Craig Calver. Picture by Jamie Pluck

This narrow 2-1 win saw Stanway Rovers move up to second in the league table, but they were pushed all the way by an in-form Saffron Walden Town side, who were denied an equaliser in the closing stages by two world-class saves from home keeper, Nick Punter.

Saffron Walden Town's Craig Calver takes a touch against Berkhamsted. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Wins can sometimes be like London buses. Wait ages for one and two come along at once and that has certainly been the case for Stuart Wardley’s Saffron Walden Town in the past couple of weeks.

Spike Bell. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Graeme Turner’s double and single strikes from Craig Calver and Spike Bell handed Saffron Walden Town their first league triumph at Catons Lane since last April, and a vital one it certainly was.

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Saffron Walden Town manager Stuart Wardley

Stuart Wardley has labelled this Saturday’s Thurlow Nunn Premier League clash with second-bottom Fakenham Town at Catons Lane a “six-pointer”.

Other Sport News

Football Stock Shots

Coby Game’s second-half strike helped Walden squeeze past Newmarket and move closer to the Thurlow Nunn Reserve League summit with a second straight triumph.

Hockey

An 8-4 win over Long Sutton at Joyce Frankland Academy on Saturday means Saffron Walden Hockey Club men’s first team are now just five points off second place in East Men’s League Premier B.

Football Stock Shots

Saffron Dynamos were held to a 0-0 draw at the Barracks on Saturday as bottom side Sawston United A proved too tough a nut to crack.

Saffron Striders at Ely 10K New Year's Eve race

In the last event of the year 16 Saffron Striders braved the cold temperatures and high winds to tackle the Ely 10K race on New Year’s Eve.

Saffron Walden Town's Louis Harper set up James Thomas for his second goal at Newmarket Town

Two goals from James Thomas were enough to give the Bloods their fourth consecutive away win in difficult windy conditions away to promotion-chasing Newmarket on Friday evening (December 4).

Rugby News

Saffron Walden RFC's Mark Kimberley. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden RFC extended their lead at the top of London 2NE to six points after winning 43-15 at South Woodham Ferrers.

Saffron Walden RFC's Mark Kimberley. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden RFC surged back to the top of London 2NE with a commanding 26-0 victory over title rivals Diss at Henham on Saturday.

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Rugby

Saffron Walden RFC U13s played out a terrific 17-17 friendly draw at Upminster.

Nik Baker attempts to break away from the Ipswich defence

This tight, attritional triumph in Suffolk offered a very different turn of events to Saffron Walden’s previous three victories.

Saffron Walden RFC U13s picked for County Programme

Nine Saffron Walden RFC U13 players may be pulling on an Aviva Premiership club jersey in the future after they were selected for the County Developing Player Programme.

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