Injury-time equaliser snatches two points from Saffron Walden Town

PUBLISHED: 16:38 12 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:38 12 January 2015

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Saffron Walden Town were denied three points by a 95th equaliser from Long Melford’s Ross Waugh on Saturday.

It is the second successive game the Bloods have had to settle for a point after conceding an injury-time goal. In their last outing, against Haverhill Borough on Boxing Day, Ben Lawrence scored late to snatch a point and it was the same story on Saturday as the game ended 3-3.

The result was all the more galling because Walden led 3-0 at half-time, and were still two goals ahead with five minutes remaining.

Louis Harper opened the scoring with his third goal in four games. Graeme Turner then netted twice, the first from a glancing header and the second a chip over Darren Moyes, Melford’s goalkeeper, to put the visitors in total control.

The second half, however, was a completely different story as Dan Swain scored from 25 yards out in the 51st minute. Walden managed to keep Melford at bay until the closing stages when Steve Adams brought them within one goal. And then, with seconds to go, Waugh prodded home a dramatic equaliser.

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