Yachtsmen surprised

Wroxham 0, Stanway Rovers 0This was a startling reality check for high-flying Wroxham against a Stanway Rovers outfit who appeared to have struck a rich vein of form since the turn of the year.

Wroxham 0, Stanway Rovers 0

This was a startling reality check for high-flying Wroxham against a Stanway Rovers outfit who appeared to have struck a rich vein of form since the turn of the year.

And although the first 35 minutes remained goalless it was the visitors setting the pace throughout, and with better finishing they might have been ahead by two goals, writes Roy Webster.

For Wroxham the tall Andy Key proved a threat and his snap shot was gathered at the second attempt by Church. Key again weaved his way through to deliver a low cross that rebounded off Cook for a goal kick.


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Cook exchanged passes with White but Church again narrowed the angle to field the ball to his midriff.

Wroxham were getting back on level terms territorially and Howes slipped the ball to Key whose left footer took on a swerve that sent the ball two foot wide of the target.

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The visitors squandered their best chance so far when Wright crossed from the byline only for Callender to head across McInally's goal and missing the far post by inches.

The tricky Callender then beat three defenders that fired his left foot shot into the barley stubble and then Shaun Howes saved Wroxham's day by getting in the way of a fierce drive from Ben Newson.

Wroxham were under pressure early in the second half with McInally coming to the rescue to clear his lines. At the other end Gilmore beat three defenders within six yards and cut in to fire a left footer into the side netting.

For Wroxham it was the equivalent of The Great Escape when Stanway carved out a clear-cut opening, Callander firing past the advancing keeper to miss the target altogether.

Five minutes before the end Paul Cook, completely through on goal, fired into the foot of the post.

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