Boss Batch sure ‘keeper Jessup will bounce back from midweek mistake as Wroxham welcome Potters Bar

Wroxham boss David Batch is confident on-loan 'keeper Jake Jessup will bounce back from the mistake he made during Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Witham.

The Lowestoft Town shot-stopper's error saw the Yachtsmen return to Norfolk without the point they deserved but Batch is refusing to blame the youngster for his side's first and only defeat in February.

'Jake made an error, probably one that he won't make for another five or six seasons so I'm not going to get hung up on it and neither should he,' said Batch.

'If you say to me now we will concede just one goal in the next five games, I will take that all day. The fact of the matter was that was their only shot on target all evening and we defended, yet again, excellently. The nature of the goal we conceded means in my mind, the performance is as good as yet another clean sheet.'

It was the first goal in-form Wroxham had conceded in five matches last month and came on a night of many positives against the Essex play-off chasers.

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Top scorer for the last four seasons Paul Cook and Sam Harty both started their first games of the term and the Norfolk outfit, 17th in their first Ryman Division One North season, matched their opponents for most of the match.

Had the hosts not cleared three efforts off the line in the space of as many seconds, Batch's men could have gone in front before Jessup's howler, but it wasn't to be.

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Today, Wroxham return to action at home to ninth-placed Potters Bar – another side harbouring ambitions of finishing in the top five.

Matt Daniels, Jamie Spellar and Remi Gordon will all be unavailable for their visit to Trafford Park.

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