Saffron Walden Town denied at the finish by Mildenhall
PUBLISHED: 13:01 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:01 02 March 2017
Saffron Walden Town were seconds away from victory against leaders Mildenhall only for Max Melamson to come up with a late, late equaliser.
Mildenhall had actually dominated the first half with Bloods keeper Lee pacey kept in action, especially in the opening 15 minutes when he made three vital saves while Spike Bell made a well-timed slide tackle.
Pressure continued from Mildenhall, but they just couldn’t find the target. The Bloods defence battled hard and Pacey made another great save to see his side into half-time level at 0-0.
Mildenhall’s Dan Brown had a decent opportunity shortly after the break, but Pacey did enough to block the shot and Perry Moody cleared the ball from danger.
Walden’s play had improved from the first half, and they were looking more physical and played with more confidence. Connor Molloy and Jake Noble worked well together and started to take charge of the midfield.
Saffron Walden also had chances of their own, and their hard work eventually paid off when they won a throw-in 10 feet from the corner flag with Bell’s throw to Turner seeing him flick a glancing header on into the goal for 1-0.
As Walden pushed for a second goal, Mildenhall finally got a goal. Pacey had caught the initial shot, but ended being kicked in the back of the head, and as the ball fell from his grasp Melamson found the back of the net.