Welcome points for Wroxham

Woodbridge 3, Wroxham 4The team travelled to Woodbridge, knowing nothing less than three points were needed.Andy Key (coming back from injury in the reserves) Josh Carus (work commitment) Gary Gilmore (injured) were all unavailable.

Woodbridge 3, Wroxham 4

The team travelled to Woodbridge, knowing nothing less than three points were needed.

Andy Key (coming back from injury in the reserves) Josh Carus (work commitment) Gary Gilmore (injured) were all unavailable.

The game started on a very cloudy and misty day with the visitors knocking the ball around with ease, against the young Woodbridge side.


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As soon as the fifth minute, Wroxham thought they had taken the lead, after a successive corner by Howes, Macca headed in to the goal, only for the ref to controversially adjudge that a foul was committed.

At this point the home side struggled to get in to the last third of the pitch, leaving Howie, a virtual spectator.

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There were good chances for Paynter, and King, which they could not convert, and Daniels could not connect with a good chance in the six-yard box.

However, completely against the run of play, the home side had a corner, and Craig Stuart stood all alone to head the home side in front on 11 minutes.

This seem to rattle the players, yet at then same time gave the home side youngsters confidence.

Wroxham were on level terms on 29 minutes, when Steve Spriggs sprung the off side trap and slipped the ball past the keeper for 1-1 at half-time.

The players returned to the field, with the managers words still ringing in their ears, this had a positive effect with the side , who now looked like the Wroxham of old, in fact in a spell of six minutes they increased the lead by two goals, first was Owen Paynter who scored from eight yards, and a very well-taken goal by Ollie King, both after the some really good build-up play.

All credit to Woodbridge, who could have caved in at this point but they did not, and also in the space of four minutes scored two goals, first through Ben Seaman, and a very well-taken individual goal by Daniel Morphew who was a constant thorn in the side all match, to make it all evens again.

Colin Wines was introduced to the play at the expense of Matt Daniels, the game was now end to end, the winning goal came on 78 minutes, from a unlikely source when, after a set play, the ball fell to Colin Wines who cracked one in with his right foot.

The game then petered out with half chances for both sides, but the lads hung on for the much-welcomed three points.

With games against Dereham on Tuesday and Leiston on Saturday so Wroxham will need to re-enact the second half of this game for the full 90.

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