FA Vase: Solkhon settles 11-goal thriller

PUBLISHED: 10:52 24 November 2014 | UPDATED: 10:52 24 November 2014

Action from Saffron Walden Town's 6-5 FA Vase win over Kings Langley. Picture: Dominic Davey

Action from Saffron Walden Town's 6-5 FA Vase win over Kings Langley. Picture: Dominic Davey


Jamie Solkhon scored his first goal of the season to put Saffron Walden Town’s name in the hat for the third round proper of the FA Vase.

His goal, in the third minute of extra-time against Kings Langley, settled a tie that had 11 goals and one red card in over two hours of football that delighted the 397 fans at Catons Lane.

The home crowd knew they were in for a tense afternoon when Connor Toomey rattled the post in the third minute. And their fears were realised 12 minutes later as Jack Pattison put the SSML Premier Division side ahead.

This Walden side, however, is resilient and the response to going a goal behind was emphatic. From a corner, Ben Lawrence rose highest to head the hosts level. Craig Calver then prodded home from close range to put Walden in front.

After the interval the goals kept coming as Louis Harper and Graeme Turner have Walden a three-goal cushion and seemingly booked their place in the third round.

Kings Langley, who ply their trade a league higher than the Bloods, fought back with two goals either side of Calver’s second, to level the game at five-all.

Walden were relieved to hear the whistle as Langley were in the ascendency and even more so when the referee blew for full-time as Solkhon’s winner had sealed their place in the next round.


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