Cray Wanderers 2 Wroxham 3: Yachtsmen continue fine start to season

Wroxham manager Stewart Larter. Wroxham manager Stewart Larter.

Monday, August 25, 2014
6:43 AM

Jamie Forshaw’s first-half hat-trick saw Wroxham to a third successive win as they brushed aside Cray Wanderers.

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Bank Holiday traffic meant The Yachtsmen didn’t arrive to the ground until 10 minutes before the scheduled kick-off time, with the start being pushed back by half an hour. However, this less than ideal preparation didn’t affect the away side as they made a blistering start, Forshaw bagging two goals in the opening seven minutes to seize control.

His first came courtesy of a swift break from the Yachtsmen in the fourth minute, David Hinton finding space to dink the ball over the defence for Forshaw to run on to and finish simply.

Three minutes later it was 2-0, Forshaw again finding himself in a great position after some good work down the right from Jack Garrod to slot home.

Elliot Pride then made two superb saves in 60 seconds as the home side looked for a riposte, the first from a point blank Shaun Welford header, before Martin Dynan had a stinging shot from the resulting corner that Pride turned smartly over the bar.

From the corner, Wroxham broke down the other end and caught their opponents napping to make it 3-0, Remy Gordon bursting through to find Forshaw just inside the box for the former Sudbury man to find the net and complete his hat-trick. The hosts gave themselves hope of a comeback with a sweet strike from Ian Daly with five minutes remaining of the half, firing in from 20 yards to make it 3-1 at the break. Cray made it a nervy end to the game by pulling another back through Pat O’Connor but Wroxham held on.

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