Football: Bloods back on FA Vase duty after FA Cup exit

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 September 2018

Action from Saffron Walden Town's latest match (pic Jamie Pluck)

Action from Saffron Walden Town's latest match (pic Jamie Pluck)


Saffron Walden Town turn their focus back on the FA Vase as they host May & Baker at Catons Lane on Saturday, having seen their FA Cup hopes shattered by St Ives Town in midweek.

The Bloods battled to a 0-0 draw against their rivals on home soil at the weekend, in front of a crowd of 521.

It was the club’s third highest home attendance in five years and the stalemate, while extending their unbeaten start to the season to nine matches, meant a replay on Tuesday.

St Ives scored either side of the break to build a 2-0 lead, before Dan Trendall pulled a goal back for Stuart Wardley’s men.

The home side netted a third goal, though, to bank the £6,000 prize money and earn a second qualifying round home tie with Grantham Town.

Walden welcome Bakers this weekend and are then set to return to Essex Senior League action with a home match against Hullbridge on Tuesday (7.45pm).

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