Gilman’s return can seal Wroxham title

Wroxham's top scorer Lee Gilman is poised for a return at Harwich & Parkeston today to fire the Yachtsmen within touching distance of the Ridgeons League Premier Division title.

Wroxham's top scorer Lee Gilman is poised for a return at Harwich & Parkeston today to fire the Yachtsmen within touching distance of the Ridgeons League Premier Division title.

The runaway leaders made light of Gilman's recent hamstring injury lay off to smash 12 goals past Felixstowe and Newmarket after Norfolk Senior Cup heartache against Dereham.

Yachtsmen's boss Damian Hilton is now targeting a championship party at Aldiss Park later this month when the clubs are set to collide again. Maximum points over the Easter period would leave Hilton's men needing just six points from their remaining five matches to clinch a seventh title.

“I would like to think we can clinch the championship at Dereham Tuesday week,” admitted Hilton. “The whole club and the fans would relish that result.”


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Lowestoft joint boss Micky Chapman wants the current champions to go out with a bang - Felixstowe's Crown Meadow visit this afternoon the first of four tests in seven days.

“We've a lot of games coming up now,” he said. “We'll be aiming to turn these games in hand into points. It will be tough and it's a big week for us. That's what football is about and we're looking forward to it - we're under no pressure and we'll get on with it.

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“We are confident we can cause any team problems if we focus on ourselves and get our game right - but we know Felixstowe will be a difficult one. We've then got another big derby game on Monday where I hope the locals will turn out for a massive occasion. We'll be making sure we are right. Hopefully we do our utmost to make sure it's a tough week for everyone else as well.”

Neil Plaskett is back after suspension. Richard Woodrow and Carl Poppy are fit after recent niggling injuries.

Ross King is suspended for the Felixstowe game. Dale Cockrill, Marcus Saunders (neck) and Craig Lewis are still sidelined.

Kirkley warm up for Easter Monday's derby clash with a long haul to Halstead. Ben Goddard is unavailable. Injured duo Rob Horton and Leon Harewood also miss the trip.

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