Football: Saffron Walden under-13s are champions!
PUBLISHED: 17:15 10 May 2018
Saffron Walden Community Football Club's under-13s clinched the league title with a 5-1 victory over Waterbeach Colts.
Walden started well and took an early lead through Jadon Keogh-Gibbs.
Connor Bailey added a second, with Keogh-Gibbs making it 3-0 at half time.
The second half was much closer, with Ted Peggs adding a fourth goal for Walden, before Waterbeach hit back.
Walden completed the scoring as Henry Noakes netted their fifth and they celebrated being crowned champions with two matches still play.
Having won 13 of their 16 fixtures to date, losing just once, they are the first team from the new club to win a league title.
Manager Brian Peggs said: “The team deserve great credit for the way they have played all season. They’ve played as a team and delivered some superb football, winning with a bit of style. I’m pleased with the way they have developed. They should be proud of themselves.”
*Thaxted Rangers were celebrating promotion from Cambs League Division 1A after a pair of 5-0 wins.
Having beaten Cherry Hinton Reserves in midweek, they put local rivals Debden to the sword at the weekend.
The home side raced into a 2-0 lead inside 15 minutes with a brace from Charlie Daniels.
And they added two more goals before half time as Daniels completed his hat-trick and Andy Macdowell also found the net to put the game beyond Debden.
The pace slowed in the second half in high temperatures, but Daniels grabbed his fourth goal of the game to start the party as Thaxted look forward to playing senior league football for the first time in their history next season.