Wroxham avoid slipping up

Wroxham 3, Felixstowe & Walton United 1

With Wroxham again playing a side at the lower end of the table, they have learnt that these teams struggling to survive, at this stage of the season, are hard to break down.

Paul Cook came in for the unwell Damian Hilton to partner Danny Bloomfield and Ben Thompson in attack.

The first move in the game involved Wroxham's Gary Gilmore whose powerful run from midfield was only halted when he was squeezed out and fouled on the edge of the area. But from the free-kick, Shaun Howes' left-foot shot was just wide.

Felixstowe then had a good 10-minute spell which they made full use of when on 18 minutes, they took the lead. A good ball in found Matt McKenzie unmarked at the far post for an easy header past Nathan Pauling. Wroxham then had a free-kick just outside the Felixstowe penalty area but Danny Self's ball in was hit just too far.


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Another good move saw Jack Marsden out a good ball into Thompson's feet only for the striker to be fouled from behind. This time from just outside the area, Denny Self's sweet right-foot shot sailed into the top left-hand corner to level the scores up after 25 minutes.

This put Felixstowe on the back foot with ex-Needham keeper Liam Jones being put under pressure on several occasions with good deep crosses from Jack Marsden and Danny Self from both flanks raining down but the Yachtsmen couldn't find any real chance to take the lead before half-time.

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At the start of the second half Wroxham came flying out of the blocks and within a couple of minutes a good clearance from Josh carus found Ben Thompson through on goal.

With a quick look up, he struck a coolly-taken left-foot shot into the bottom corner of the net to put the home side 2-1 up.

Three minutes later another slick move down the left found Jack Marsden who whipped the ball in and it was only just missed by Danny Bloomfield.

Felixstowe then made their first change with Kristian Haighton replacing Tom Agricole on 58 minutes.

Wroxham increased their lead soon after with Graham Challen finding space on the right side with a dangerous ball into the vistors' six-yard box and an attempted clearance only found the back of his own net to make the score 3-1 on 60 minutes.

Another change for Felixstowe saw Roger Burton replcing Adam Hampson while Wroxham brought on Gavin Lemmon, replacing Thompson, and Claudio Langlois for Graham Challen

Despite Lemmon and Langlois stretching Felixstowe, a fourth goal never came and Wroxham had to settle for a 3-1 win.

The Yachtsmen are all set to pay FC Clacton a visit this weekend.

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