Wroxham bounce back
Haverhill Rovers 1, Wroxham 3Wroxham, who were hoping to put last Wednesday's disappointing Norfolk Senior Cup final defeat behind them, went in at the break on Saturday one goal up having almost dominated the first 45 minutes, writes Roy Webster.
Haverhill Rovers 1, Wroxham 3
Wroxham, who were hoping to put last Wednesday's disappointing Norfolk Senior Cup final defeat behind them, went in at the break on Saturday one goal up having almost dominated the first 45 minutes, writes Roy Webster.
Even so the home side, struggling at the foot of the table, looked likely to take the lead in the early minutes when Banham broke through but pushed the ball too far ahead, allowing keeper McAnally to gather easily.
They won two corners in quick succession and the Wroxham keeper again was there to cut out the danger, but was stranded off his line when Banham again attempted a lob that nestled on the top of the net.
Wroxham got into the game and Lemmon struck an upright with a sharp left-footer and then an effort by Gilmore was saved by Campbell.
Wroxham's pressure paid off in the 30th minute when they won a corner which was nudged past the home keeper by Josh Carus.
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They nearly had another from a similar situation, and although the ball was in the back of the net the flag was up for offside.
Half time Haverhill 0, Wroxham 1.
Wroxham's recent tendency towards defensive lapses became manifest in the 48th minute when they conceded the home side an equaliser. Twice the ball was blocked in front of the Wroxham goal but Marcus Hunt hit the back of the net from the second rebound.
Danny White produced a promising run down the right and delivered into the box, only for the home defence to scramble the ball clear with Key closing in.
Wroxham's left-back Howes collided with the iron railing along the goal-line but resumed after lengthy treatment
The Yachtsmen made the game safe in the last 10 minutes when White set up Gavin Lemmon to put them in the lead in the 82nd minute and two minutes before normal time Carus scored his second goal of the afternoon from a corner.
Wroxham: McAnally, Pauling, Howes, Miller, Carus, Self, Challen, Lemmon, Key, White, Gilmore. Subs: Cook, Howitt.
On Saturday, Wroxham entertain Mildenhall and next Wednesday (April 29) they visit a Leiston side also looking for a top-three finish.