Wroxham earn FA Cup tie with Ely City
Wroxham made progress in the FA Cup extra preliminary round on Saturday with a fairly comfortable 5-1 win at home to UCL side Rothwell Corinthians.For Wroxham this was a comfortable win and they now meet fellow Ridgeons leaguers Ely City in the next round as they also beat UCL opposition in Raunds Town, 4-0.
Wroxham made progress in the FA Cup extra preliminary round on Saturday with a fairly comfortable 5-1 win at home to UCL side Rothwell Corinthians.
For Wroxham this was a comfortable win and they now meet fellow Ridgeons leaguers Ely City in the next round as they also beat UCL opposition in Raunds Town, 4-0.
Wroxham gained two corners in the first five minutes without causing any problems for the Rothwell defence.
A free-kick taken by Danny Self on 10 minutes had the keeper stretching to tip round as the ball was heading for the top corner.
On 14 minutes the visitors had the ball in the net when Dan Morris was pulled down, and from the resulting free-kick Tony Ielepi headed home - but the assistant's flag went up and the 'goal' was disallowed.
This seemed to be a wake-up call for Wroxham who responded with a lovely ball in by Lemmon, but Cook headed wide.
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Wroxham then had the best move of the game so far when a cross from Alain Bruel was headed on by Hilton to Lemmon, whose header looked to be going in - but again the visitors' keeper Dan Waters pulled off a splendid save.
Lemmon had another shot beaten down by the keeper as Wroxham started to get on top.
In the 23rd minute they took the lead with a delightful lob from Matt Daniels from the best part of 30 yards that dipped under the bar with the keeper just a yard or two off his line and not able to get near the ball.
Rothwell's Simon Stringer was booked for a poor tackle on Damian Hilton, who needed treatment off the pitch. Meanwhile, Paul Cook should have scored for Wroxham when he rounded the keeper but needed too much time and was closed down.
When Hilton returned, he soon doubled the Yachtsmen's lead, getting on the end of some good work by Cook. The ex-Wroxham manager then had to leave the pitch with what appeared to be a dead-leg from the earlier incident and he was replaced by Claudio Langlois who was soon embroiled in the action.
The young Frenchman neatly set up Danny Boswell, who should have scored with the goal at his mercy but shot wide.
Lemmon then provided Cook with another clear chance but, with only the keeper to beat, he blazed over.
The other Frenchman, Bruel, was then booked for a foul before a one- two between Lemmon and Danny Self saw the full-back run on and his shot skimmed the crossbar.
Self then had a free-kick which had the keeper stretching to turn the ball round which he repeated with another good save from Langlois.
Wroxham brought on Ross Durrant second-half, replacing Bruel, and it wasn't long before the home side increased the lead.
Langlois laid off to Matt Daniels in the six-yard box who walloped the ball into the top corner for Wroxham's third on 50 minutes.
Rothwell's chance of getting back in the game came and went when Tony Ielpii brought a brilliant save from Scott Howie and Wroxham broke to the other end where Cook fought his way through to set up Ross Durrant to hit the top corner on 65 minutes.
The game was over three minutes later when a great run from Langlois saw him outpace the visitors' left full-back and he unselfishly pulled the ball back for Paul Cook to side-foot home.
Wroxham brought on their other subs, including 16-year- old Ben Jones for his first-team debut, and the youngster soon picked up a yellow card for what, in the referee's opinion, was an overzealous challenge.
The referee then played a good advantage to allow Rothwell to score a consolation when on 72 minutes. Dan Morriss's cross found Ielpi who headed past Howie.
Rothwell had a brief spell when they pressed forward, causing a few problems.
Cook again had the ball in the net for Wroxham from Stuart Barker's free-kick but, like Rothwell's earlier chance, it was ruled out.
This weekend Wroxham visit Wisbech in the league.