Catons Lane anniversary to be celebrated on Saturday

PUBLISHED: 09:31 22 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:31 22 October 2015

Catons Lane sign

Catons Lane sign

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Saffron Walden Town Football Club will be marking 125 years at their Catons Lane home this Saturday at the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division home match against Stanway Rovers FC.

The club moved to ‘The Meadow’ in 1890 after starting life on the Common, and next week’s match will mark the special milestone.

The club are inviting all junior players from Saffron Walden Town, Spartak, Planation, and PSG to have free entry for the match, as they want it to be a celebration for the whole town.

SGA Technology will sponsor the match, while the Party Box are providing decorations to ensure the ground is kitted out to mark this special occasion, and will create a real ‘party’ atmosphere.

Chairman Martin Johnson said: “The Meadow is a very special ground with a great history. Saturday ’s game is about celebrating that. We are also keen to build links between our club and the others clubs in the town and work together more closely in the future.

“Inviting the young players from other teams is about starting to build that relationship.

“We hope to have a real bumper crowd in on Saturday. After a difficult start to the season having been promoted last year we lost the first five league games.

“But the team have really bounced back since then and have climbed out of the relegation zone with two wins and two draws.

“We need the whole town to roar the team on to a first home win on Saturday, against a really tough Stanway team.

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