Football: Saffron Walden Town get back to winning ways with 3-0 victory over Swaffham Town

PUBLISHED: 13:44 03 October 2013 | UPDATED: 13:47 03 October 2013

Matt Snelling puts in a tackle.

Matt Snelling puts in a tackle.


Saffron Walden produced their best performance of the season as they hammered high-flying Swaffham on Saturday.

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In front of a bumper crowd of 210, Walden’s first-half display in particular was “excellent” according to joint-boss Colin Wallington.

They scored three, hit the woodwork four times and could have had a hatful.

As it was, the victory was enough to keep Walden in contention for the promotion places.

Wallington said: “We haven’t been playing badly but we haven’t been getting the results.

“But we’re not adrift and to be honest I’d rather we were in mid-table looking up at this stage of the season.

“We don’t really want teams coming here and playing it like a cup final.

“This team is certainly capable of winning an awful lot of games.”

Walden were well worthy of the win over a competent Swaffham side who went into the game second in the table.

Aside from the well-taken goals by Jamie Solkhon and Joe Murphy before half time, and Sean Avis on his league debut after the break, the Bloods also hit the woodwork FOUR times in the opening 30 minutes as they rattled their opponents.

It was a performance that delighted Wallington.

“To compete you don’t have to have the best players, but to win anything you have to work hard.

“We were excellent,” he said. “If we’d have gone in 5-0 up at half time no-one could have complained.

“Graeme Turner and Sean Avis were outstanding up front and the defence never gave anything away. We were solid throughout.

“It’s just a shame we’ve got a week off because after a performance like that you just want to get back out there.”

Walden return to action away at Team Bury on October 12.

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