Winning Vase build-up for Wroxham

Wroxham beat Mildenhall on Saturday in the build-up to their FAVase quarter-final at Ridgeons League rivals Needham Market. The Yachtsmen's Premier Division game at Felixstowe on Tuesday night was postponed.

Wroxham beat Mildenhall on Saturday in the build-up to their FAVase quarter-final at Ridgeons League rivals Needham Market. The Yachtsmen's Premier Division game at Felixstowe on Tuesday night was postponed.

In the league table, Needham are second with 62 points from 26 games, Wroxham 11th with 30 fewer points but having played just 19 matches.

Wroxham secretary Chris Green said: 'I think it will be a difficult one for us. We have drawn with them earlier in the season and probably should have won, so we'll see.'

Wroxham 1, Mildenhall Town 0

The ground was very heavy in places as Wroxham started playing catch-up with the league programme and were soon in action attacking the Mildenhall goal.

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In the first five minutes Spriggs, Gilmore and Cook all went close, keeping the Mildenhall keeper busy.

In the 10th minute it was Wroxham's Howie who was called into action when a shot from three yards out, saving well.

Wroxham were pressing forward in numbers, having a couple of corners that came to nothing. White and Gilmore worked well to set up Spriggs whose shot skimmed the post.

Cook was next to test the keeper and was unlucky not to score from a goalmouth scramble. In the 45th minute Wroxham went ahead when Gary Gilmore found the net.

In the 50th minute Wroxham had a great chance to add to their lead when Simpson had only the keeper to beat but he shot straight at the keeper.

A great save by Howie two minutes later, after a Mildenhall breakaway, kept Wroxham in the lead.

Cook got a booking and Lemmon was given a telling off as things started to hot up, with fouls on both sides.

Mildenhall were now coming into the game more and had a great chance with a player only two yards off the line and Howie stranded. However he put the ball over the top.

Daniels came on for Gilmore and was soon in action trying to lob the keeper but the ball went just over the top.

Howie had to make another good save as Mildenhall were piling on the pressure. The ref was still busy with his book as Simpson was the next to get a card. The last 15 minutes gave chances to both sides but neither netted.

It wasn't the prettiest game to watch but three points was the objective.

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