More frustration for weather-hit Yachtsmen

Wroxham secretary Chris Green has admitted the club's FA Vase postponement could trigger a fixture headache.The Yachtsmen will attempt to host Armthorpe Welfare again on Saturday after their scheduled fourth-round replay over the weekend was called off following the latest snowfall.

Wroxham secretary Chris Green has admitted the club's FA Vase postponement could trigger a fixture headache.

The Yachtsmen will attempt to host Armthorpe Welfare again on Saturday after their scheduled fourth-round replay over the weekend was called off following the latest snowfall.

Wroxham were also due to travel to Ely Tuesday night in a re-arranged Ridgeons Premier game as David Batch's men struggle to play catch-up with a backlog of league and

cup fixtures - but that was postponed too.


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Green said: 'We hastily arranged a league game against Ely who we were due to play on Saturday. We've only played 19 league games while some of the others have played 24 or 25, so we we're already behind without the addition of these cup games.'

On Tuesday, the Yachtsmen are at Great Yarmouth in the League Challenge Cup.

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Should Wroxham edge past the south Yorkshire side they would travel to Royston in the Vase fifth round seven days later.

Of the weekend, Green said: 'Unfortunately the weather just got the better of us. We had two or three inches of snow on the pitch.

'It came down about 5pm Friday night and seemed to settle on frosty ground quite

easily. We talked about having an inspection because it had been wet, but it was a straightforward decision.'

Wroxham drew 1-1 after extra time in the original tie at the Northern Counties East promotion hopefuls.

'By all accounts the team put up a battling performance and were well pleased to get something out of it,' said Green.

'I didn't actually go to the original tie as I was due to be at a reserve game, which in the event was called off.

'But from what I can gather they are a footballing side with a couple of quick

wingers. I spoke to the secretary of

Bridlington who played them during last week and he said that is what is a little unusual about them.

'You tend to associate the northern teams with being quite physical and tough, but they like to play, so I think it has all the makings of a good cup tie.'

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