Only Way is Not Essex for Wroxham as their fine form comes to an abrupt halt

Wroxham, blue and white, were thumped on Saturday. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Wroxham, blue and white, were thumped on Saturday. Picture: SIMON FINLAY - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Wroxham's six-match unbeaten run came to an end against in-form Brentwood.

Christy Finch put the Yachtsmen into an early lead, but after going in all square at half-time, the second half belonged to the hosts, who scored four goals for an emphatic victory.

Following a delayed start because the referee felt there would be a colour clash, Wroxham pressed, with Matt Halliday heading just over while a shot from outside the area by David Hinton was saved by the home 'keeper at the second attempt.

Wroxham took the lead on 17 minutes when a cross by Jack Garrod, who was released by a lovely pass from Danny White, was well controlled by Finch to convert.

But seven minutes later Brentwood levelled when Halliday back-headed a long ball into the box past keeper Elliot Pride.

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Brentwood took the lead in the 54th minute when a long ball by Akrofi beat a static Wroxham defence and Sherwin Stanley finished off.

Wroxham had a great chance to equalise almost immediately when a good knock-down by Danny White found Remy Gordon in the six-yard box but he shot over. Gordon had the ball in the back of the net but it was ruled out for offside. A free-kick by White was headed back by Halliday to Gordon who fired in a shot low past the keeper as the Yachtsmen tried to get back on terms.

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Brentwood added a third from a free-kick by Bantick who then made it 4-1 when he lobbed Pride.

Wroxham had a few half-chances, but in injury time Brentwood added a fifth through substitute Ngandu.

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