Saffron Walden: Local football round up

PUBLISHED: 08:28 01 May 2013 | UPDATED: 08:28 01 May 2013

Saffron Walden: Local football round up

Steeple Morden 3 Saffron Rangers 4

SAFFRON Rangers made it six wins in April, to keep five points clear at the top of NMC 3A.

With the leagues three top scorers playing in the same game, goals were expected and the match lived up to expectations. Morden took a deserved lead on 23 minutes when their top scorer Symonds fired home from close range.

With and ideas running out for Rangers in a poor first half performance, a lapse of concentration in the home box lead to a penalty award which was despatched in customary fashion by Phil Dillon to make it 1–1 at the break.

Any thoughts of Rangers taking control of the game were swiftly removed by two more strikes from Symonds as Steeple Morden eased to a 3–1 lead after 55 minutes.

The game changed in a nine-minute spell. On 70 minutes a powerful run and shot from Mat Anthony made it 3-2 and three minutes later Dillon picked up the ball 30 yards out, skipped past the Morden defence and shot home from the edge of the box to make it 3–3.

Then, in the 79th minute, Ojumu collected the ball on the edge of the 18-yard box, powered passed his marker and unleashed a power driver that nestled in the bottom corner to seal the victory.

SAFFRON Dynamos picked up six points with back-to-back victories.

Last Tuesday they beat rivals Newport 3-0. Jon Walker claimed his first goal for the club with a well-timed connection at the far post to head in after just two minutes. Milton Mendes made it two on 23 minutes after some good pass and movement football. The third came on 63 minutes, as top marksman Mendes scored the goal of the game with a terrific shot in to the top corner from 25 yards to claim his 27th of the season, breaking his and the club record.

A seventh consecutive win came on Saturday at Saffron Rangers Res.

Dynamos again got off to a great start when Andy Sell heading in after two minutes.

Rangers equalised mid-half but 10 minutes later Sam Coleman-Raine’s header put Dynamos back in front.

The third came with eight minutes to go, Daniel Rouse heading home from captain Ryan Barry’s cross.

Dynamos’ final game is at champions Castle Camps Res on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

Saffron Crocus 2 Castle Camps Reserves 2

CASTLE Camps grabbed the point they needed to become league champions after an injury time goal snatched victory from Crocus.

The hosts took the lead 10 minutes into the second half after Scott Cummings managed to angle a low free kick past the keeper. And they soon doubled their lead thanks a 30-yard chip from top scorer Adam Daniels.

However, Camps pulled one back after 80 minutes before scrambling home the equaliser late on.

Crocus went on to collect three points at Clare Town Reserves on Saturday,

Cumming (2), Daniel and an own goal helping them to a 4-2 win.

Crocus need three more points from their final two games to clinch promotion.

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