Bloods break 33 year old club record

PUBLISHED: 13:41 23 February 2015 | UPDATED: 13:41 23 February 2015

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Saffron Walden Town’s 20/14/15 team broke a club record going back to 1982/83 on Saturday afternoon by defeating Downham Town 2-0 and stretching their incredible unbeaten run in the league to 23 matches.

The last time Walden suffered defeated in the league was August 12 and the record is the longest in the club’s 143 year history.

Commenting on the success, Chairman Martin Johnson said: “Although the focus of everyone at the club remains on securing promotion to the Eastern Counties Premier League, it is right we recognise this incredible achievement.

“This is a tough Division and every opponent needs to be respected, so to go unbeaten for 23 games stretching back to mid-August is incredible. The unbeaten run is testament to the hard work, team spirit and quality of the team, and the coaching staff.

“If we can continue in that vein, and continue to get the fantastic backing of our supporters and the town, there is no reason why we cannot be successful come the end of the season.”

Manager Stuart Wardley added: “I’m very pleased with the efforts by the lads so far and it’s a great achievement to break a club record which has been held for 33 years.

“I hope we can just push on now and add a few more unbeaten matches to that list.”

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