Double gloom for Yachtsmen

Wroxham 2, Stanway Rovers 3

STANWAY Rovers finished the game with ten men but managed to do the double over hosts Wroxham.

The game started with most of the play in midfield and the first chance fell to Stanway with a snap shot by Russell Malton.

Again Stanway pushed forward and neat work on the left and a good ball in the Wroxham six-yard box by Aiam Brotherton was well cleared bu Hilton.

On 19 minutes Ross Durrant picked the ball up just outside the area and beat two players but his shot was well saved by Liam Dobson.


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The Yachtsmen were forced into a change on 25 minutes when Danny Self pulled up with a recurrence of an old injury, and was replaced by Ben Jones.

In the 35th minute Danny Bloomfield picked up the ball and with a nice lay-off to Ross Durrant whose first time ball in the box was not cleared and fell for Gav Lemmon to latch onto and just as he was about to pull the trigger he was brought down for a penalty, which was tucked away by Damian Hilton.

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The score lasted only for five minutes as Stanway then pushed on to level, with a good finish by Steven Bourne.

The second half started with Wroxham looking the better side and Ross Durrant picked up a loose ball and his shot was well saved by Dobson, out for a corner.

A good corner was put in by Gav Lemmon but Josh Carus was just too high with a header.

It was not long before Wroxham's pressure told and they restored the lead when a good ball in the Stanway box saw Bloomfield ready to nip in but he was flattened by keeper Dobson, with Hilton again stepping up to convert the resulting penalty to make it 2-1.

The visitors then made a change with Ryan Sutton replacing Brotheton.

Paul Cook then had a half-chance to increase the lead with a good cross out in by Durrant but the striker's header was just over.

Wroxham them made a double substitution with Boswell and Marsden being replaced by Wines and Damiels, while Stanway also made their final changes.

Stanway were now pushing forward for an equaliser and were rewarded when Josh Carur's headed behind for a corner.

From the flag-kick Kevin Hughes headed into the net at the back post.

But the visitors then went down to ten men when Steve Bourne pulled up and there were no further replacements and all the subs had been used.

Stanway's Alex Drennan was booked for a foul on Lemmon just outside the area but Shaun Howe's kick was straight at the wall.

With Wroxham pushing forward for the winner, the visitors surprised the home side on the break and a good run and finish by Ben Newson gave 10-man Stanway victory.

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