Das and Debley both hit doubles

PUBLISHED: 17:24 19 April 2011

Saffron Walden Town FC vs Cornard

Catons Lane, Saffron Walden

April 16, 2011.

Photograph by Michael Boyton

Pic shows: Action from the first half.

Saffron Walden Town FC vs Cornard Catons Lane, Saffron Walden April 16, 2011. Photograph by Michael Boyton Pic shows: Action from the first half.

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A TRANSPORT induced delay could not stop Walden coasting to a convincing victory that lifted them up to 5th in the league table.

Ridgeons First Division

Saffron Walden 6 Cornard United 0

A TRANSPORT induced delay could not stop Walden coasting to a convincing victory that lifted them up to 5th in the league table.

Dan Debley (2), Mitchell Das (2), Spike Bell and Joe Murphy walloped the league’s basement club who have conceded on average 4.4 goals per game.

Unexpected torrential rain threatened to derail the game completely prior to kick off after ground staff spent all morning watering the dry pitch only for it to be soaked naturally an hour before play began.

But shortly before 3.40pm, after a group of United players arrived following a car breakdown, the Bloods quickly got into their stride and, 25 minutes in, Debley struck twice in quick succession from two corners – first with his chest and secondly with his head.

Immediately after the half time break Bell tapped in at the far post and Murphy added the fourth to seal the points.

And, after playing the provider all game, Das then added two to take his season’s tally to 20.

Captain Tommy Butchart believes that Walden are not far off being a promotion side and he may be right.

Debley has slotted into the back line after missing most of the season through injury and he looks like once again becoming a dominant force in both penalty areas.

Add to that the goal scoring form of Das and the pace of Bell and Graeme Turner and there is potential for a promotion push next year.

Lanky striker Tom Richardson also adds spice to the attack after returning from 12 months out with a knee ligament injury – in the half an hour he had on Saturday he did pretty much everything but score.

Butchart has to be in reflective mood at the moment because his side have missed out on promotion following some poor results in March – but the future is bright.

“The club is improving all the time,” he said. “I feel with the ability we have within the squad we should be knocking on the door for promotion or sitting top of the table.

“I believe the club is geared up to play at a higher level but it is down to us players to achieve this.”

ON Monday April 25 Walden play Halstead Town at home and it is ‘kids for a quid’ day as any Walden junior can gain entry for £1 and a friend can join in for the same fee.


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