On-loan Norwich City goalkeeper Remi Matthews the star for Wroxham in cup shoot-out success

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
12:23 PM

Wroxham are through to the fourth round of the Ryman League Cup after beating Needham Market 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

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On-loan Norwich City goalkeeper Remi Matthews was the hero last night as Wroxham edged home at Trafford Park.

The youngster made an excellent stop to deny Olly Fenn as the tie ended all square after 90 minutes and then produced the decisive save in the penalty shoot-out to see the Yachtsmen home.

After a goalless first half the game sprung to life on 63 minutes when a long through ball caught out the home defence and Sam Newsom beat Matthews to break the deadlock.

Wroxham levelled the scores 13 minutes later when substitute Matt Blake curled the ball home after good work from Gavin Lemmon and with no further scoring the tie went straight to penalties, with Lemmon, Ben Jones, Ross Durrant and Andy Easthaugh on target for the hosts.

• Wisbech Town ensured boss Steve Appleby’s 1000th day in charge was a memorable one as they booked their place in the FA Vase third round.

The Fenmen beat St Ives Town 2-1 in front of a crowd of 446 at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium in a second round replay last night after the first tie had ended 2-2 after extra time.

Deakan Napier’s deflected shot and Dubi Ogbonna’s drive gave Appleby’s troops a 2-0 lead before the Saints hit back on the stroke of half-time through David Cobb’s stunning half volley. The Fenmen clung on to set up a third round clash with Bradford-based Thackley, who beat Bootle in their replay last night.

• An understrength King’s Lynn side bowed out of the Doodson Sport League Cup last night when they were beaten 3-1 by Stamford at The Walks with Danny White getting a late consolation goal.

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