IES IV 2 Saffron Walden IV 4
Division 7SEIpswich East Suffolk IV 2 Saffron Walden IV 4It proved another frustrating weekend for the IES side as they thrust, parried and slashed to another defeat at the hands of a youthful, but highly talented Walden side.
Ipswich East Suffolk IV 2 Saffron Walden IV 4
It proved another frustrating weekend for the IES side as they thrust, parried and slashed to another defeat at the hands of a youthful, but highly talented Walden side.
The visitor's mid-table position in the league belies their free flowing attack and devastating fire power. Two down in the first half, IES were again playing catch up. Chance after chance went begging as posts were struck and the keeper made saves which would have been creditable for a much older player in a very different league division.
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The second half saw IES leak another goal before mounting a concerted fight back. A series of penalty corners saw Keedle strike home from wide, beating the keeper with the angle.
The save of the day came from the Walden keeper who, with stick high above his head and the sun in his eyes, beat away a Whiting reverse stick flick from the edge of the D which all had assumed was looping just under the bar.
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In the closing minutes, with tails up, a stroke was won and converted with great style by Keedle, reducing the deficit to one. But, just as IES sensed victory in the air, it all turned to dust as Walden finished IES off with a fourth close to the final whistle.
IES played some good attacking hockey and created many chances but they will not win against this opposition without learning to convert pressure in to goals while keeping their defence together and on the field.