Another shock for Wroxham
Wroxham 1, Gorleston 2: Christy Finch condemned high-flying Wroxham to their second Ridgeons League Premier Division defeat inside the space of four days last night.
The Gorleston front-man struck with a neat close-range finish in the first-half to put the visitors 2-1 ahead – and it was a lead they never relinquished.
The opening exchanges were fast and frantic as Gorleston had strong appeals for a penalty turned down when Chris Sandford was sent crashing in the area by Andy Eastaugh.
But after just five minutes on-loan Lowestoft star Jamie Godbold scored his first goal for the Greens, finishing well from a rebound after Ali McKenna's initial shot had been parried by Robert Woodcock.
Finch nearly made it 2-0 in the 27th minute when he was unlucky to see his well placed shot come back off a post after beating Woodcock in a one-on-one duel.
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On the half-hour mark Jordan Rocastle got the hosts back on level terms from the penalty spot after Aaron Bowers had tripped Ben Thompson in the area.
But just three minutes later Finch restored the visitors lead, applying the finishing touch from McKenna's first time shot.
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David Batch's men battled hard for an equaliser in the second-half but Matty Daniels' angled drive was as close as they came, with keeper Elliott Pride pulling off a terrific diving save.
Godbold hit the outside of a post at the death from Finch's powerful free-kick, but it didn't matter as Goleston held on for all three points.
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The Tangerines were rewarded for hard-working display in the 90th minute when Brendan Foley converted at the near post to settle the issue.
Keeper Ben Nower had earlier made a couple of smart stops to keep the hosts on level terms, while at the other end Thomas Mustapha had United's best chance, firing just wide after good work from Louis Cutajar. Ian Hunter also went close to securing a point for the hosts in the dying seconds, but Matthew Webster kept out his shot.