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Finch at the double as Wroxham win on the road

03:05 06 October 2014

Christy Finch, right, was in goalscoring form for Wroxham at the weekend. Picture: JAMES BASS

Christy Finch, right, was in goalscoring form for Wroxham at the weekend. Picture: JAMES BASS

An early brace from Christy Finch helped Wroxham return to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Tilbury, writes Thomas Crabb.

Finch bagged two goals in the opening 11 minutes to seize control for the Yachtsmen – with Ryan Flack replying for Tilbury with 52 minutes on the clock – but Joe Nightingill’s sending off with 15 minutes to go meant Stewart Larter’s men saw out the remaining moments to claim the win.

The Yachtsmen made one change from the side that lost to Harlow Town on Tuesday, with Jack Garrod replacing David Hinton and Danny White adopting a more defensive role in the middle of the park.

Wroxham came out of the blocks flying and were one up after 90 seconds, the returning Garrod slotting in Finch, who calmly stroked home from 10 yards. And it wasn’t long before Wroxham made it 2-0, Finch reacting quickest to a goalmouth scramble to pick up the loose ball and fire home from six yards to go into double figures for the season.

The Yachtsmen were making the most of a Tilbury side bereft of confidence, Finch again in the thick of it after 38 minutes, the striker’s square ball finding Garrod who forced Joseph Insole into a smart stop.

The Dockers came out with more presence in the second half and gave themselves hope of a comeback after 52 minutes as Flack nodded home.

This spurred the home side on but they were unable to find a way back in, with Wroxham’s defence – marshalled by the superb leadership of Andy Howell – keeping them at bay.

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