Captain Fox calls it a day
Wroxham FC have announced their long-serving team captain Justin Fox is hanging up his boots due to work and family commitments.Fox, 29, joined the Yachtsmen at the start of the 1996/97 season after extensive trials with Ipswich Town.
Wroxham FC have announced their long-serving team captain Justin Fox is hanging up his boots due to work and family commitments.
Fox, 29, joined the Yachtsmen at the start of the 1996/97 season after extensive trials with Ipswich Town. He made his debut against Sudbury Wanderers as a skilful midfielder who contributed hugely to winning the Premier title for the next three seasons to 1998/99 and again last term after being appointed team captain by manager Damian Hilton.
Fox also won five Norfolk Senior Cup winners medals at Wroxham and two League Cup winners awards.
Wroxham manager Damian Hilton who also suggested there were still doubts about the future of last season's leading goalscorer Lee Gilman said: “I've had a long chat with Justin Fox about his future and because of his various commitments I have accepted his decision to finish his playing career.
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“On behalf of all the other players, I wish to thank Justin for his efforts over the past 10 years or so but now we have to move on while hoping Lee Gilman can sort out his future.”
Wroxham's senior trustee Kenny Cooke who played the major role in the negotiations to obtain Fox's signature, said: “Justin Fox has done this club proud over the years we are most grateful for his services and wish him well in every other sphere of his life.”
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Neither Gilman nor Fox were in the squad who successfully visited Cabbell Park last Friday night when the team produced a quality passing game to defeat Cromer 4-0 and make the last four of the Norfolk Senior Cup.
“Cromer gave us a good game but the result emphasised the huge gulf between the two leagues. Quite honestly we are not concerned who we draw in the semi-finals as long as we are at home,” said Hilton.
The draw is live on Radio Norfolk's 6.30pm programme tomorrow night.
Wroxham scorers were Steve Harley, Danny White, Gary Gilmore and 16-year-old substitute Ben Latimer.
On Saturday Wroxham are away to Harwich and Parkeston.