Football: Cup fixtures announced for Saffron Walden’s 2014-15 season

PUBLISHED: 18:11 01 July 2014

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Saffron Walden Town FC have been drawn away to UCL Premier Division side Yaxley in the first round of the Hinchingbrooke Cup.

And, if successful, they will be at home to either Bourn or Saint Neots Saints in the second round.

In the Thurlow Nunn League Cup (Red Insure Cup) the Bloods – who will be led by a new management team of club stalwart Stuart Wardley as manager and Jason Maher assistant manager/first team coach – received a bye in the preliminary round, and have a home draw against Ely City in the first round, and an opportunity to avenge the 3-2 defeat against Ely at Catons Lane at the same stage last season. The game will be played on October 21.

Walden also received a preliminary round bye and have a home draw against Needham Market Reserves in the first round of the Thurlow Nunn First Division Cup, and will hope to go better than a semi-final place last season.

The FA Cup and FA Vase draws are made in July, and the Essex Senior Cup draw in August.

• Meanwhile, while Walden’s league fixtures have yet to be confirmed, the team’s series of pre-season friendlies have been announced.

The Bloods are away at Biggleswade on July 12; at home to Chelmsford City on July 17 in what will be a ‘pay what you want’ game for supporters; away at Romford on July 19; home against Heybridge on July 22; away to White Notley on July 26; and at home to Bacton on August 2.

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