Walden dealt a late blow

PUBLISHED: 12:37 04 January 2017

Saffron Walden Town at a corner

Saffron Walden Town at a corner

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Saffron Walden Town continued their positive form to remain unbeaten in three matches, but due to a last minute equaliser from Brantham Athletic failed to secure all three points.

Jason Maher and first team secretary Jonathan Scripps signed two new players to help bolster the team, as the Bloods look to climb up the Thurlow Nunn Premier table.

Walden welcomed Julian Simon-Parson from Halstead and Elliot Vile, who previously played for Bowers and Pitsea, with both players in the starting XI for the 1-1 draw.

A close first period finished goalless despite chances for both sides, and into the second half with 10 minutes remaining of the match Brantham had a goal disallowed for offside.

Moments later it was the Walden fans celebrating as Charlie Portway skilfully controlled substitute Ben Morrell’s headed assist and calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net

Just as it looked like Walden would take three points, Brantham won a corner in the 90th minute and it was sailed into the box where substitute Simon Mann turned home the equaliser to earn a point for his side.

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