Saffron Walden lost two points on the coast

PUBLISHED: 15:54 19 October 2012

Nathan Cox scored for Saffron Walden on his debut

Nathan Cox scored for Saffron Walden on his debut

Steve Wood

THE same old record continues to play for the Bloods as lack of composure in front of goal cost them two points on their travels to the Norfolk coast.

A first goal for the club for Nathan Cox gave Walden the lead and it took a controversial decision for Yarmouth to equalise but it could, and should, have been a different story.

Chance after chance fell to the visitors but they were unable to capitalise, a trend that is becoming worryingly familiar to mangers Colin Wallington and Nicky Smith.

Walden started the game on the front foot and saw Stuart Wardley come close twice before Cox collected a Charlie Davies knock down to score from six yards.

Davies and his namesake Peter were in the thick of the action, both coming close to doubling the advantage only to see Ben Cudden in the Yarmouth goal keep the deficit at one.

Walden were made to pay for not converting their dominance into more goals on the stroke of half time. Peter Flack was harshly penalised, resulting in a free kick in a dangerous position and a booking for the protesting Peter Davies. Rosin Anderson’s free kick was blocked but fell kindly for Johnny Jarvis to tap home.

The second half ebbed and flowed as the game descended into a scrappy affair. Both teams had opportunities to take the lead but neither could take the initiative and the game ended in a draw.

Walden now enter a run of three away games against league strugglers, starting at Halstead on Saturday, kickoff 3pm, and will be looking to regain their early season form to close the gap on leaders Cambridge University Press who sit nine points ahead of the Bloods.

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