Local football round up

PUBLISHED: 09:36 08 January 2013




Local football round up

Saffron Walden Town Res 5 Whitton United Res 1

SAFFRON Walden Reserves kicked off the second half of the season in the same way as the first: with a comprehensive win over Whitton United Reserves.

The Bloods started the 2012/13 campaign with a 9-0 stuffing of Whitton and shipped another five past them on Saturday.

JJ Anderson got the ball rolling in the 20th minute with a thunderous half volley before Ross Laird added a second. Whitton struck back but Anderson nabbed his second of the game to ensure Walden’s two-goal cushion heading into the break.

On the hour mark Walden wrapped up the win, Anderson completing his hat-trick with a curling free kick past the outstretched goalkeeper. Charlie Norris added a fifth, out-jumping everyone to head home and complete the rout.

Newport 1 Saffron Crocus 5

SAFFRON Crocus returned to winning ways in the first game of 2013 after a comfortable victory at mid-table Newport.

The game started at a high tempo and end-to-end opening half hour, with Matt Hall being denied only by a goaline clearance, and Adam Daniels also going close.

Crocus opened the scoring when Stephen Maycock found space and headed home a Ricky Hieckmann corner. Hieckmann again turned provider by finding Maycock just inside the area, the veteran controlling and finishing well to double his tally.

Crocus kept applying pressure and managed to add a third after Andrew Eldred headed home from a Hall cross.

Daniel Walker added the fourth and Michael Eldred the fifth.

The only disapointment for Crocus was the dismissal of Hall after he reacted badly to a late challenge, before Newport scored a late consolation.

Ashwell Res 1 Radwinter 3

RADWINTER avoided another draw with Ashwell with a convincing second half display.

Ashwell took the lead against the run of play, only for Adam Ashenden to score a well worked goal to equalise eight minutes later.

Radwinter made a few personnel changes and still couldn’t get that elusive second, and it came via an own goal that they went 2-1 in front.

The rest of the second half saw Radwinter camped in Ashwell’s half and on 75 minutes Sam Jeffs struck from an acute angle to put the three points in the bag.

Whittlesford Utd Res 2 Saffron Dynamos 1

SAFFRON Dynamos returned to action after a three-week lay off on Saturday, and were unlucky not to take a point at in-form Whittlesford Utd.

Looking to get back to their early season form, Dynamos started well and created a number of chances.

But Whittlesford, with the league’s third highest scoring record, started to put on some pressure and took the lead mid-way through the half with a free kick just out side the penalty box that bent round the Dynamos wall and into the top left hand corner.

Within five minutes of coming on substitute Daniel Rouse deservedly brought the Dynamos back into to it with a 20-yard strike on 64 minutes.

But Whittlesford grabbed the winner with 10 minutes to go following a goalmouth scramble.

Next up, Saffron Dynamos host Outwell Swifts in round 4 of the Lower Junior Cup on Saturday, kick off 1.45pm.

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