Snelling on target but Saffron Walden Town downed by the Jockeys

PUBLISHED: 16:03 28 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:49 28 September 2016

Saffron Walden Town's Matt Snelling. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden Town's Matt Snelling. Picture by Jamie Pluck

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Saffron Walden Town fell victim to an outstanding second-half Newmarket Town display as they were beaten 4-1 in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division last night (Tuesday).

Saffron Walden Town fell victim to an outstanding second-half Newmarket Town display as they were beaten 4-1 in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division on Tuesday night.

The Bloods began the brighter as Graeme Turner’s cross crashed back off the bar.

Eventually, after a further two chances for Turner, Newmarket struck first on the 32nd minute.

James Chivers headed the cross into the ground and over keeper Lee Pacey.

The second half started with great tempo and soon after Matt Snelling had Stuart Wardley’s men level.

Ben Nower tried to throw the ball out to start a Newmarket attack, but Turner intercepted it with his head.

He flicked the ball onto Snelling, who controlled it and volleyed past Nower.

Just as the Walden fans finished celebrating the equaliser, the ball was squared the ball to Jack Watson who touched in.

Moments later it was 3-1.

Whitehead’s speculative effort sailed over Pacey and rippled the net.

With 20 minutes to go, Wardley went for broke and threw all three substitutes on.

The Bloods’ last decent attempt came from Dan Grindrod as he tried to test Nower from distance, but his shot went over the bar.

As Walden continued to throw players forward and showed no sign of giving up, Newmarket’s Steve Holder finished the game off with a header.

Town are back in Premier Division action on Saturday as they entertain Stanway Rovers. Kick-off is 3pm.

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