Saffron Walden Sports round up

PUBLISHED: 11:58 25 January 2011

Sports shorts froms around the Saffron Walden area, including Hockey, Football, Darts and Bowls

Rugby

SAFFRON Scorpions welcomed Andrew Wisbey, Steven Brownlee and Ross Slater into the fold and their presence proved far too much for Upper Clapton.

Brownlee scored the first five points. Kicker Pete Barker secured the further two. Then tries came from Paul Wrigley, Rob Nolan, Slater and Barker to secure a fine 33-5 win.

Darts

RYAN Searle hit a maximum 180 for Saffron Walden FC in an 8-1 away win over Queens Head ‘A’ Littlebury, which saw the football club take over as leaders of the division.

Tony Course hit his third maximum 180 in two weeks for the Rose & Crown Ashdon as they won 7-2 at home to the Victory from Saffron Walden. The Queens Head ‘B’ team were 6-3 winners away at the Axe Saffron Walden.

Football

SAFFRON Crocus were beaten 4-2 by Havehill Rovers on Saturday, despite two penalties scored by player manager Michael Eldred and the Rovers keeper seeing red.

Crocus duo Scott Palmer and Richard Nash both put in strong performances against the league leaders.

Hockey

Walden Ladies II continued their form with a 4-0 win over Stevenage II at the weekend. Claire Williams (2), Annie Withington and Clare Wyatt all scored.

Turpin’s Bowls

Another busy week at Turpin’s with all the rinks in operation and the team had an excellent win of 146-89 against London and Southern Counties BA.

In the pick of the English Bowling Federation matches this week Turpin’s Olive Payne and Harry Sykes beat Sudbury’s Len Dockerill and Jane Watson in the mixed pairs – a close game that needed an extra end to win 22-21.

Football

SAFFRON Dynamos’ game against Steeple Bumpstead last Saturday was postponed due to the pitch being unplayable – two weeks in row – they next travel to Ickleton this Saturday for the local derby against Saffron Crocus.

Grounds

Nominations for the Essex County FA ‘Groundsman of the Year’ award have been thrown open to the general public providing they meet the Monday January 31 deadline.

Forms can be downloaded from essexfa.com, and can be sent electronically to info@essexfa.com or to Essex County Football Association, Springfield Lyons Approach, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5LB.

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