Saffron Walden get the better of the elements and Sudbury

PUBLISHED: 09:40 19 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:40 19 November 2015

Tom Price kicked two conversions. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Tom Price kicked two conversions. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK


Saffron Walden overcame persistent rain to subdue a determined Sudbury.

Despite the deluge, the ground held up well thanks to the hard work of the Walden groundsman over the close season and from the kick-off the hosts took full advantage, asserting prolonged pressure on the visitors.

Walden had the ball over the line on twice in the opening 15 minutes but both times the referee ruled it was held up.

Finally the pressure told when Walden finally found an overlap to put Matt Holden, starting for the first time at hooker, in at the corner.

This was the only score in the first-half as the weather got the better of both teams and handling errors crept in.

Soon after the break Walden’s dominance paid off with Adam Miles the recipient of good work by his fellow backs.

Tom Price stepped up to kick Walden 12 points up.

With 10 minutes to go Walden got their third try as a kick from Sudbury’s own dead ball area only made five metres.

From the subsequent line-out a well executed driving maul saw James Gosden get the ball down.

Once again Tom Price converted to give Walden a 19-0 victory.


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