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Yachtsmen up for the FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 16:27 26 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:49 16 September 2010

WROXHAM aim to negotiate their second FA Cup hurdle on Saturday when they are at home to fellow Ridgeons Premier outfit Ely City in the preliminary round.

WROXHAM aim to negotiate their second FA Cup hurdle on Saturday when they are at home to fellow Ridgeons Premier outfit Ely City in the preliminary round.

They go into it on the back of a Tuesday night league win over visitors Kirkley & Pakefield which sees them rise four places to eighth.

Wroxham 3, Kirkley & Pakefield 1

Two goals from Ross Durrant helped Wroxham to victory over a Kirkley & Pakefield side who finished the game with eight men.

The visitors would have moved to the top of the table had they won at Trafford Park, but it all started to go wrong for them in the 10th minute when Durrant opened his account, and then made it 2-0 with a brilliant 30-yard shot midway through the second half.

Any hopes of a Kirkley fightback were snuffed out on 82 minutes when Owen Paynter converted from the spot. By that time Kirkley were down to eight men, having had Bodie Carter, Ryan de Coteau and Robert Horton sent off, all for second bookable offences. But the Royals showed some character by pulling one back from an Ian Dawson spot-kick.

Wisbech Town 1, Wroxham 1

Wroxham paid their first visit to the Tom Woods Fenland Stadium, the new home of Wisbech with a crowd of 405 creating a good atmosphere.

The visitors took the lead on 24 minutes with a somewhat bizarre but simple goal. Paul Cousins handled the ball 30 yards out and the free-kick was neatly taken and, with an assist from Cook, Claudio Langlois rounded the keeper to tap in.

Wroxham appeared to be grinding out a result but on 75 minutes a rash tackle by Shaun Howes was penalised and the home side awarded a penalty, Andy Furnell converting.


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