Saffron Dynamo defeat ends good run

PUBLISHED: 11:09 01 December 2010

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DYNAMO travelled to third place Haverhill Athletic hopping to maintain their recent good run - one defeat in five - in the B.I.S County League Division 5A.

Haverhill Athletic 4 Saffron Dynamo 0

DYNAMO travelled to third place Haverhill Athletic hopping to maintain their recent good run – one defeat in five – in the B.I.S County League Division 5A.

But despite a valiant effort they crashed to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of a very strong home side.

With most other league games postponed, the pitch at Haverhill was barley playable, and in the second half it deteriorated badly and became frozen in the last half hour.

With Dynamos missing key members, a reshuffled side took to the pitch including leading marksman Milton Mendez who had made a recovery from last weeks heavy tackle that put him out of 80 minutes of the game.

Both Dynamo regular keepers were not available, so Rupert Snow came in for his first game of the season between the sticks.

In the first half Dynamos came out to try and play some good football against the promotion favourites and with some better finishing could have taken the lead.

Unfortunately by half time they found themselves 2-0 down, due to a terrific free kick by the home side, then a mistake from Daniel Rowlandson deputising as a centre back..

In the second period the Dynamos did not give up, and deserved more as they played better than the first half giving the home side a lot of problems as they came close to scoring, with Daniel Rouse having a great chance from close in.

Amazingly minutes later the referee did not award a penalty as Andy Sell was brought down in the box as Dynamos kept coming forward.

With three quarters of the game gone, and with Dynamos pushing forward, a Haverhill break away resulted in an other goal, and the hosts wrapped things up in the closing minutes as Snow could not hold on to a stinging shot.

Afterwards manager Carl Rudd said: “To be fair the score flattered the home side, but goals count and we returned home pointless, but we will undoubtedly will bounce back over the coming weeks.”

Next: Saffron Dynamos host Hundon this Saturday. Kick off 2pm.

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