Local football round up

PUBLISHED: 10:55 07 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:56 07 February 2013

Here we round up all the senior and junior football in the area. Don’t see your team? Send your reports to reporter-sport@archant.co.uk

Diss Town Res 2 Saffron Walden Town Res 4

NOT for the first time in recent weeks Walden’s second string started slowly, fell behind, battled back into the game and then had to rely on second half strikes from Danny Manser to bring home maximum points.

A defensive mix up allowed Diss to take the lead after just two minutes and, within nine minutes, it was two from a free kick needlessly given away on the edge of the box.

Walden were back in it on 25 minutes when Max Drabe headed home Paddy Hannaway’s corner. And eight minutes later they were level when another corner was swung into the box, this time delivered by J.J. Anderson for Dan Phelan to head home.

Both sides had chances to get in front, but it was Manser who scooped to head home on the hour mark to put Walden ahead.

The dismissal of a Diss midfielder – for a lunging tackle – gave Walden the advantage and Manser made the game sage with a neat turn and shot from close range.

Saffron Crocus 0 Linton Granta A 1

CROCUS tasted defeat at home for the first time this season after being edged out by a spirited Linton team – although both teams missed enough chances for the game to end as a high-scoring draw.

The only goal came early in the second half after a corner was not dealt with by Crocus and the ball was smashed into the net from just inside the penalty area.

Andrew Eldred, Adam Daniels and Daniel Walker all went close for Crocus.

Despite the defeat Crocus remain in good spirits ahead of their trip to Saffron Rangers Reserves in their next fixture.

Saffron Dynamos 0 Whittlesey Utd Res 2

SAFFRON Dynamos produced a battling display to get with-in minutes of taking Peterborough division 3 side Whittlesey Utd Res to extra time in the Lower Junior Cup quarter final.

Two goals in the last eight minutes for the visitors gave the Dynamos no time to respond.

Despite the defeat, Dynamos can take a lot of positives from their attitude, work rate and battling team togetherness that will hold them in good stead as they return to league action next week at Bottisham&Lode A.

Youth football

Saffron Walden 6 Ely Colts 0

WALDEN dominated the game from start to finish with a first half Dan Murphy Moore hat-trick sealing Ely’s fate.

Ely lost their number 5 through a lack of discipline as he was shown a red card for continued dissent. Murphy Moore cracked his first with a left foot volley and then followed it up with a well taken second. When he was brought down by the keeper, Murphy Moore stepped up to slot the resulting penalty.

Walden piled on the pressure after the break, with Murphy Moore making it four with a well taken strike. Harry Calder scored the fifth before a Tom Coles screamer put the icing on the cake.

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