Haverhill Rovers win their match against Saffron Walden Town
5th November 2015
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In almost a carbon copy of the reverse encounter a few weeks before, an injury time winner at the death was the only thing that separated these two teams after they had mainly cancelled each other out over the 90 minutes.
Haverhill had the better of the opportunities this time around, Ryan Weaver hitting the Walden post early on in the best chance of the opening period.
Come the second half then hosts had chances to go ahead, Riki Baker firing over from just 3 yards out shortly after the break and substitute Owen Longley being brought down by Jamie Solkhon for a penalty kick but, this time around, a good save from Floyd Croll denied Perry Moody from scoring from the spot on 68 minutes.
The away side’s cause wasn’t helped when substitute Spike Bell saw red in the 87th minute after serious foul play when he brought Tyler Kemp to the ground near the sideline.
Four minutes into added time, with a corner to Haverhill, Marcus Hunt was brought on and it proved decisive, Michael Shinn putting in the corner, a combination of Hunt and Martyn Farrant’s heads taking the ball towards the far left post and debuting striker Scott Kemp’s back header on the same post was enough to take it between it and Croll and give his side all three points.
ROVERS : Archer, Moody, Kicks, Shinn, Farrant, Wilderspin, T Kemp, Baker, S Kemp, Alleyne (Hunt, 90), Weaver (Longley, 57). Subs not used – Newnes, Haines, Gardner.
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