Picture gallery: Hockey: Walden pick up point against Colchester

09:11 04 October 2013

Tom Kemp celebrates one of his goals

Tom Kemp celebrates one of his goals

Archant

Saffron Walden’s promotion bid in a new season has got off to a good start – although the team were left kicking themselves for not taking maximum points against Colchester on Saturday.

Andy BoydAndy Boyd

Walden have opened with four points from six games, having won the first 2-1 at West Herts.

A Tom Kemp hat-trick on Saturday should have been enough to seal another three points, but Walden could not take advantage of a host of chances in front of goal.

Skipper Matt Wells said: “We can’t complain too much with four points from six but it was disappointing [against Colchester] because we should have won.

“We had lots of chances but just couldn’t find the back of the net. It was one of those games where we needed one to go, and the floodgates would have opened.”

Colchester took an early lead against the run of play before Kemp struck from two short corners to give the hosts a 2-1 half-time advantage.

A third, from Kemp, put his team firmly in the driving seat. But Colchester hit back immediately, before grabbing a late equaliser after some sloppy defensive play from Walden.

The points put Walden into second place in the table.

“We’re looking for promotion but the aim is to finish top,” said Wells.

“It’s a more experienced-looking squad – we’ve had players come back and there are three of us in there who’ve played at a national level, so we’re looking strong.

“If the team can gel quickly we’ll be in with a good shout.”

Walden travel to newly-promoted Bourne Deeping on Saturday, 12.30pm start.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 14:12

Items were stolen from a shed in Harrisons, Birchanger, between noon on May 20 and 10.48am on May 23. It is believed the thieves entered via the field at the back of the garden and then broke off the padlock on the wooden shed door.

Yesterday, 11:45
Ipswich woman Roseanne Oakley, who has been jailed for five years for stealing £105,000 from a vulnerable Essex woman

An Ipswich woman has been sentenced to five years in jail for exploiting a vulnerable 69-year-old from Essex and stealing her £105,000 life savings.

Yesterday, 08:00
Baking for Maddi was held at Dunmow Primary School

Answering the call to raise Money for Maddi, the community has got stuck in to find the £300,000 needed for a 15-year-old girl to have life-saving surgery.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Station Officer Duncan Lewis with three of 20 new flood barriers. Picture: ECFRS

Twenty portable flood barriers have been bought by Essex County Fire & Rescue Service with county council funding.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up