Sports Shorts

PUBLISHED: 08:55 23 March 2012


SAFFRON Walden Town Veteran’s final league fixture is a home game against Mount Pleasant (Haverhill) on Sunday, kick-off 11am at Catons Lane.

Victory for Saffron Walden will ensure they finish second in Group C, and with a strong goal difference they could well earn a semi-final place.

An admission of £2 for adults and £1 for juniors and senior citizens will be charged as a means of raising some much needed funds for the club. Anyone wishing to support the Bloods is welcome. The tea hut will be open during the match.

An informal meeting is proposed for anyone interested in helping form a Supporters’ Club, and is scheduled to be held immediately after the game in the clubhouse. Call Martin Johnson on 01799 525163.


RESULTS from the chasing teams in division one of the Saffron Walden Winter Dart League were not enough to catch the new champions FC Crocus.

The Fleur de Lys ‘A from Widdington stay in second place following a 5-4 home win over the Rose & Crown Ashdon. Wayne Bloomfield had a 123 out-shot for the home team and Julian Davey hit a maximum 180 for the Rose.

Queens Head B had a 6-3 win over the Queens Head A.

Division two leaders Victory B had a comfortable 8-1 win away to the White Horse Newport and need just two points from their last match to secure the title.


THIS week saw the Turpin’s Indoor Bowls Club Championship finalists decided for the ladies’ pairs.

Kay Fletcher will play Olive Payne with their partners. Tim Norman will play Ed Collins in the novice singles final.

All the finals are over the week end of April 14-15.

Turpin’s had one match in the week when they welcomed Tiptree Jobserve.

They managed to win one rink with Rita and Paul Grayson, Tina Tippett and Mike Ferris securing a 20-19 on the last end. But the match score was a 112-89 win for Tiptree.

Call 01799 525959 for details of the club’s summer bowling programme.


SAFFRON Rangers lost out in their quest for a final spot in the John Ablett Cup at the weekend, going down 3-0 to Bar Hill.

They started well but spurned some chances, notably a 14th minute penalty miss from Callum Hicks after Dave Phillips had been dumped onto the floor in the box. Bar Hill opened the scoring on 38 minutes.

Rangers pressed for an equaliser after the break but lost shape and conceded twice more late on.

Next up, Rangers host Haverhill Athletic next Saturday, kick off 3pm.

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