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Seasiders Reserves 2 Saffron Walden Reserves 2

Thurlow Nunn Reserve League
Saturday 6th January 2018
Match reporter Mark Owen

 

The reserves started 2018 with a 2-2 draw at home to Saffron Walden. 

A lively encounter and the result probably a fair reflection of the game with both sides having periods of the match when they were on top. It was the visitor's who took an early command on the game and had a couple of efforts, one going wide and another saved and really should have taken the lead as their striker broke free to see his shot parried by Ben Punter and cleared by Lewis Owen. 
The Seasiders pressed back and in the 15th minute David King’s effort was saved and two minutes later Harry Archer on the left crossed just in front of King but the ball fell to Rory Porter who couldn't get a clean strike away.  
On the 22nd minute it was the home side who took the lead with Joe Hunt picking up the lose ball and playing to Lewis Hutchings who fed Porter on the right and delivered the perfect cross for King to head home. 
The visitors weren’t to be outdone and countered straight from the restart and forced a good save from Punter and the resulting corner provided a free header that went wide. 
At this point the game was opening up and Hunt had an effort scuffed wide but Saffron Walden should have equalised but for a terrific last ditch tackle from Shane Forbes in the penalty box.
As half time approached the visitors were getting on top but Punter moved low to his right with a great save but could do nothing from the corner that followed with free header hitting the back of the net to make it 1-1.  
The visitors could have taken the lead but centre back Macauley Howell proved to be the hero clearing off the line for what should have been a certain goal. 
On the stroke of half time the best move of the match so far saw keeper Punter throw out to Owen, released it to Louis Donovan-Perry, then picked up by captain Sam Segger. He fed Hunt who struck it well only to see the visitors keeper make a good save.  
At half time the Seasiders made one change with Lewis Smy replacing Archer on the left side of midfield and within 2 minutes into the second half took the lead with debutant King’s second goal and second header looping the keeper. 
Donovan-Perry had a great run down left hand side only for King to fail to collect cleanly and then the Seasiders had a let off with just the keeper to beat to see the visitors striker side foot it wide from 6 yards out. 
However the equaliser soon followed with the home side unable to clear, some luck for the visitors to find the ball scrambled home from close range to make it 2-2.  
Hutchings made way for Lee Burns in the 62nd minute and minutes later Smy was taken out on the edge of the box after a good run but the resulting free kick was wasted. 
Dan Poxton, Will Ransom, Josh Horton all came on in the latter stages of the game but at this point it could have gone either way with chances at both ends. 
In the 80th minute Saffron Walden smacked the bar with a header, Horton saw an effort saved and Hunt blazed over and Porter cut through the visitors defence in third minute of stoppage time only to see his shot cannon off the bar.  
In retrospect it was a fair result but all credit to both sides who played a number of young players, wanted to get the ball down and ended up a thoroughly entertaining League game. 

Next week the lads go to joint leaders Halstead for what will certainly be a tough test.  

Seasiders: Ben Punter, Lewis Hutchings, Louis Donovan-Perry, Joe Hunt, Macauley Howell,  Lewis Owen, Rory Porter, Shane Forbes, David King, Sam Segger, Harry Archer

Subs: Josh Horton, Will Ransom, Lewis Smy, Dan Poxton, Lee Burns