Wroxham 0-4 AFC Bitton - Yachtsman well beaten by Bitton in FA Vase quarter final
PUBLISHED: 20:44 29 February 2020 | UPDATED: 20:44 29 February 2020
Wroxham were knocked out of the FA Vase after being comprehensively beaten by AFC Bitton at Trafford Park on Saturday.
All four goals were scored by Hereford loanee Liam Bishop as the Yachtsman failed to display the same competitive edge that saw them progress past Stowmarket Town in round five.
Charlie Clarke's red card on the cusp of half-time compounded Wroxham's misery in a toothless performance from Jordan Southgate's men.
Bitton were clinical in their offensive phases whilst absorbing the pressure that Wroxham placed on them. Grant Holt was a physical presence and linked the play well, but translating territory into clear cut chances proved testing.
Bitton dominated throughout and controlled the game out of possession. It was Bishop's quality that decided this fixture, with the striker converting all of the River Boys efforts on target.
He opened the scoring after 15 minutes, when Wroxham failed to clear a cross from Gerrard Robinson from the right. The ball rebounded to Bishop outside the box and he rifled the ball into the top corner of Ollie Sutton's net.
The Bristol based side could have doubled their advantage soon after, but left-back Callum Ball lacked composure as he blazed over after Aysa Corrick pulled the ball back from the byline.
On the counter attack, Bitton were ruthless. Corrick was at the heart of it again, this time threading through Bishop who clipped the ball over Sutton and into the back of the net via the underside of the crossbar.
Charlie Clarke's sending off on the cusp on half-time made the task more difficult for the Yachtsmen.
Bishop secured his hat-trick on the 68th minute with a wonderful piece of individual skill as he turned two defenders before slotting under Sutton and into the net.
Bitton scored their fourth in stoppage time as Bishop converted to secure the visitors place in the semi-finals of the competition.