Picture gallery: Saffron Walden Rugby back to winning ways with impressive performance over South Woodham Ferrers

14:11 03 October 2013

Walden celebrate their victory over SWF

Walden celebrate their victory over SWF

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A brilliant second half saw Walden run in six unanswered tries in a deveasting display of running rugby to notch up one of their highest scores for a number of years.

Richard Suckling scores a tryRichard Suckling scores a try

It was not long into the game when Will Brown, in at scrum-half for the injured Felix Harris, made his first of many telling contributions as he broke through the defence after a couple of good phases by the pack and, with just the full-back to beat, off-loaded to second row James Gosden who went over near the posts.

The next 25 minutes were scrappy with the strong breeze making it difficult for Walden to clear their lines.

The teams traded blows, Ferrers getting on the scoresheet twice and Brown going over the line again, sandwiched by Tom Price’s penalty, as Walden led 17-10 at the break.

With the wind in their favour, Walden kicked for the corners in the opening 20 minutes of the second half. And the continued pressure told. On the hour mark the floodgates opened when prop Stephen Mugridge was on the end of a slick move by the backs which opened up the tiring defence.

Mark Kimberley passes to Andy LancasterMark Kimberley passes to Andy Lancaster

Then came three further tries in a period of five minutes. The first saw Brown to go over for his second, and then hooker Kato Nganeko got in on the act followed by centre Mark Kimberley to take the game away from the visitors. By the 68th minute the lead had stretched to 43-10.

Prop Richard Suckling dotted down to cap a well-worked try by the front row.

The final try came as a result of some good interplay between forwards and backs, and it was flanker Andrew Lancaster – playing most of the second half out of position on the left wing – scoring on the right to leave the final score 55-10.

Walden travel to Stowmarket on Saturday, 3pm kick off.

● In a good week for the club, the second XV beat rivals Cambridge Exiles at home, 22-19.

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