Honours even again for Saffron Walden
PUBLISHED: 17:08 26 October 2010
Plashet 4 Saffron Walden 4
SAFFRON Walden were once again unable to close out a winning lead as they finished honours even with a skilful Plashet team.
From the opening exchanges it was clear that Walden would have to fight to make their luck.
The fight got even harder when Plashet took an early lead through a short corner strike that drifted past the sleeping defence.
However, Walden were able to pick themselves up and Tom Greig quickly equalised past a sprawling Plashet goalkeeper to bring the scores equal early on.
The Walden team were made to look like muppets by the Plashet centre-half, whose ball-skills would have made a Jedi blush, and he was instrumental in taking his side 2-1 up, close to the half time break.
But, with a determination to dig deep Walden made the scores level just before the break with another great open-play goal. Richard Hollidge proved that he is able to score more than once a season with a goal after a stunning ball into the D re-bounded off the post.
The second half saw an improvement in the level of play from the visitors, and a period of extended possession was rewarded with another goal for the prolific Tom Greig and the lead for the first time in the match.
Plashet pulled level once again with a strike that beat Tom Bonham’s front post but mid-way through the second half, Walden took the lead for the last time with a brilliantly struck goal from Nik Capon. Once again Walden were faced with a lead to defend for the rest of the match, in order to hold onto the points.
However, Walden knew their luck had run out when Greig’s deflected goal was ruled out. And with the final whistle near at hand, a short corner awarded to Plashet was only going to have one outcome; the Plashet centre-half ghosted past the rushing pressure and slotted the goal.