Wroxham prepare for FA Vase tie

Leiston 2, Wroxham 1Wroxham failed to stop Leiston increasing their lead at the top of the Ridgeons Premier ahead of Saturday's home FA Vase second round tie with Halstead, who are in the bottom seven of the First Division.

Leiston 2, Wroxham 1

Wroxham failed to stop Leiston increasing their lead at the top of the Ridgeons Premier ahead of Saturday's home FA Vase second round tie with Halstead, who are in the bottom seven of the First Division.

At Leiston, Martin McNeil made a good clearance from a cross in the first minute then Graham Challen made a good tackle.

Play was even with both sides having plenty of the ball. Danny White laid on a good ball for Paul Cook only for him to be brought down on the 18-yard line but the free-kick came to nothing.


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Another good move by White to Wines ended with the latter's shot straight to the keeper. White beat two men and his shot was dropped by the keeper to go out for a corner which came to nothing.

In the 22 minute Leiston had a corner against the run of play from which the ball found Michael Brothers unmarked to glance the ball in the net.

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The Yachtsmen levelled seven minutes later when uncertainty in the home defence allowed Stephen Spriggs to race clear, round Ben Vincent and find the net from a tight angle.

Early second half Wroxham corners came to nothing. Play was end to end an tackles flying in from both sides. Gavin Lemmon had a good shot saved. Shaun Howes was brought on for Colin Wines and then Leiston went down to 10 men when Danny Cunningham received his second yellow. Howie had to be at his best to save some good shots.

In the 72nd minute Wroxham were given a free-kick just outside their

18-yard box which came to nothing and Lee McGlone picked up the ball and gratefully put it past Howie.

With two minutes remaining Marc Lowe headed Paul Cook's header off the line. In the 90th minute Josh Carus was shown a straight red for a foul after being booed for the whole of the second half by some of the Leiston supporters.

Wroxham did not deserve to lose.

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