Relegated Ryman Division One North duo set to lock horns


Football. - Credit: Archant

Wroxham, who will finish third-bottom and are likely to be relegated, complete their Ryman Division One North campaign today at home to basement boys Erith & Belverdere.

The Yachtsmen have never gone down previously at any level but had their fate confirmed over the Easter weekend following defeats at home to Burnham Ramblers 2-1 and away to championship contenders Witham Town 4-1. The other clubs around them all won making it certain the Norfolk side would end up in the bottom three.

The only hope they now have is for a reprieve should Brightlingsea Regent fail to finish in the top three in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division or there are other changes made by the FA as they complete their annual reorganisation of the pyramid. Wroxham must therefore prepare for a return to Step Five as the game's governing body are unlikely to announce the outcome of their discussions until mid-June.

So Wroxham are playing for pride against Belvedere – who have lost their last 15 games while Pavel Guziejko's side has not won since beating Tilbury in mid-February, a run of 13 games without a win, although they have picked up a couple of draws.

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