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Michael Edwards, Sports Reporter
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
SAFFRON Walden turned in their best performance of the season to beat high-flying Felixstowe 6-2 on Saturday.
Goals from Tom Grieg (2), Andy Boyd (2), Matt Wells and Tom Kemp inflicted just a second defeat of the season for Stowe, as Walden got back into their winning groove in emphatic fashion.
Skipper Boyd described the match as “the best Walden performance I can remember”.
“Everything we have threatened to do throughout the season all fell into place,” he said. “We knew it would be a tough game but their style of play suited us, they’re very patient and it allowed us to pressure them. In the end we deserved to win by a four-goal margin.”
Walden’s high pressure offence paid dividends straight from the off as Greig opened the scoring within a minute. Boyd added the second and third, before Wells flicked in Walden’s fourth.
Felixstowe responded with two goals before half time, but Walden kept the pressure up in the second half as Grieg notched another before Kemp completed the rout.
“We moved the ball around really well and pressured from the start,” said Boyd.
“The first half was fantastic as we found gaps in their defence. We knew it would be difficult to keep the pressure up in the second half but we played really well and got the win.”
Walden are back in action on Saturday against Ely (kick off 3pm) and Boyd is expecting a tough game.
“We beat them 5-1 in our first game of the season and we thought they would struggle but they have improved and are mid-table.
“However, we have set a bench mark for our season.”