Saffron Walden Town set to start new Essex Senior League season

Saffron Walden Town manager Jason Maher

Saffron Walden Town manager Jason Maher - Credit: TGS Photo

Saffron Walden Town start the new Essex Senior League season with a home game against Clapton on Saturday.

The Bloods finished runners-up behind champions Walthamstow last time around, but missed out on a move up to step four after losing a play-off to Isthmian League North strugglers Witham Town.

Jason Maher's men will hope to go one step further this term, having completed a busy pre-season schedule with four wins, two draws and a 4-2 defeat to Chelmsford City on Tuesday.

Having started with a 3-3 draw at Burnham Ramblers back on July 2, Walden won 5-2 at neighbours Dunmow Town and thumped Eynesbury Rovers 7-0.

They after another 3-3 draw, at home against Haverhill Rovers, they thumped Epping 10-2 and ran out 4-0 winners over Cambridge University Press.

And following the club's 150th AGM, Jamie Sharp has been elected as chairman with Rick Parrish as vice-chairman, David Patch as treasurer and Graham Young as secretary.

Malcolm Nash, John Power, Ada Clarke, Jim Haynes, Gemma Chapman, Emma Harrington and Tom Ryan are all elected onto the board.

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Meanwhile, Cliff Parisi is president, with Graham Legg, Paul Rutter, Peter Rule, John Ryan and Stuart Vane named vice-presidents.