Peterborough Northern Star 2 Wroxham 4

Joe Marsden scored twice as Wroxham eased to a 4-2 victory over Peterborough Northern Star in the FA Cup first preliminary round tie at Cheshunt Avenue.

Remy Gordon opened the scoring after 10 minutes, before two goals in three minutes, one of which a Marsden penalty, gave the Yachtsmen a 3-0 lead after 23 minutes.

Marsden then got his second of the game to cement the victory, before a 67th minute Billy Smith penalty and a Jacob Joyce strike in the dying moments proved to be nothing more than mere consolations for the hosts.

The Yachtsmen had the game won halfway through the first half, allowing them to take their feet off the gas for much of the second half in what will be a pleasing performance for manager Pawel Guziejko.

Wroxham got off to the perfect start, Sam Harty making a determined burst through the PNS midfield after 10 minutes, before laying the ball to Remy Gordon who coolly slotted it into the far corner past Lee Crockett.

It got even better for Wroxham when Marsden coolly converted his second penalty of the season after 20 minutes, sending the 'keeper the wrong way after Gordon was pulled back by Crockett after charging down his attempted clearance.

Ross Durrant then dispatched a wonderful right footed strike from the edge of the box three minutes later, the ball clipping the post on its way into the far right corner for 3-0.

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Marsden claimed his second of the game after the break to make it 4-0 as the right back smashed home from 18 yards.

The referee then awarded his second penalty of the game, this time to the home side, as Sam Groves was penalised for handball with Smith converting the resulting spot kick after 67 minutes.

This seemed to spur the hosts on, with Jason Kilbride on the PNS right wing causing numerous problems down the Wroxham left.

And it was a ball from the right that provided PNS with their second goal in the dying moments of the game, Jacob Joyce firing home.