Football: Bloods back on FA Vase duty after FA Cup exit

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 September 2018

Action from Saffron Walden Town's latest match (pic Jamie Pluck)

Action from Saffron Walden Town's latest match (pic Jamie Pluck)

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Saffron Walden Town turn their focus back on the FA Vase as they host May & Baker at Catons Lane on Saturday, having seen their FA Cup hopes shattered by St Ives Town in midweek.

The Bloods battled to a 0-0 draw against their rivals on home soil at the weekend, in front of a crowd of 521.

It was the club’s third highest home attendance in five years and the stalemate, while extending their unbeaten start to the season to nine matches, meant a replay on Tuesday.

St Ives scored either side of the break to build a 2-0 lead, before Dan Trendall pulled a goal back for Stuart Wardley’s men.

The home side netted a third goal, though, to bank the £6,000 prize money and earn a second qualifying round home tie with Grantham Town.

Walden welcome Bakers this weekend and are then set to return to Essex Senior League action with a home match against Hullbridge on Tuesday (7.45pm).

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