Missed chance to put pressure on Long Melford

PUBLISHED: 15:18 04 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:19 04 March 2015

Craig Calver. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Craig Calver. Picture: Jamie Pluck


Manager Stuart Wardley insists Saffron Walden Town missed a great opportunity to put pressure on the chasing pack by drawing with Woodbridge Town.

Shaun Avis scored a 23rd minute goal but it was all the Bloods could muster in a game they dominated at Catons Lane - see right for report.

The result meant Walden top the Thurlow Nunn First Division by two points when it could have been four.

Wardley called it a missed opportunity.

“It was a great chance to put pressure on Long Melford and we failed to capitalise. It wasn’t the best weekend for me as a manager.

“I thought we looked lacklustre, lethargic and we struggled in areas that we’re normally good at - it wasn’t one of our best days.”

Wardley’s side is in the middle of a record-breaking season - they extended their streak of unbeaten games to 24 - so he was prepared to call it just a blip.

“It definitely was,” he said. “We created quite a lot of chances, which was a positive, but we didn’t take them. On another day it could have been four or five [goals].”

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