Angels rue missed chances
North Walsham Town 2, Wroxham Reserves 2WALSHAM rued a series of missed chances against the reigning champions.The Angels' line up, sporting new strip sponsored by Security Solutions Yes, showed two changes with Wilton replacing Skipper and Drake stepping in for injured captain Cullington, who joined fellow centre-back Lown in the treatment room.
North Walsham Town 2, Wroxham Reserves 2
WALSHAM rued a series of missed chances against the reigning champions.
The Angels' line up, sporting new strip sponsored by Security Solutions Yes, showed two changes with Wilton replacing Skipper and Drake stepping in for injured captain Cullington, who joined fellow centre-back Lown in the treatment room.
New signing Ramsbottom was in attendance but did not feature in the 14.
The opening exchanges were fairly tepid as both sides battled for midfield supremacy with keepers Kellett and Jackson virtual spectators.
The game exploded into life on the half-hour when Wroxham took the lead.
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Latimer surged forward and his shot from long range took a major deflection off Davies to leave Kellett wrong-footed.
The Angels equalised within 60 seconds. David Hinton found space and fed Lee Clarke, who controlled the ball, swivelled and drilled the ball past Jackson.
Wroxham went close when an in-swinging free-kick deflected off Davies and bounced against Kellett's upright and away to safety.
Town then took control and had a great chance to take a half-time lead when Wilton was up-ended in the box by keeper Jackson. David Hinton saw his tamely-hit penalty easily saved by Jackson.
On the stroke of half-time Clarke broke clear but saw his effort blocked by Jackson.
The second half continued with Walsham dominating, but due to wasteful finishing and brave defending, frustration began to creep into their play.
However, they grabbed a deserved lead. Knowles reached the by-line and his low cross was thumped home by Dale Wilton. Soon after Skipper replaced Hinton and Town continued to create chances but couldn't grab the killer third goal.
On 80 minutes, the Angels paid the ultimate price for their lack of goals when a free-kick from Taylor sailed into the corner of the net, beating both the wall and Kellett.
This was a frustrating 90 minutes for manager Musgrove as he watched his side carve open the champions on numerous occasions without taking the three points they craved.
He will hoping for improvements in the next game at Watton on Friday, September 12, 7.30pm ko and will surely be working on shooting in training.