Revenge will be motivation for Yachtsmen

Jackson Ramm, pictured during his King's Lynn days, was sent off on his Wroxham debut. Picture: Matt

Jackson Ramm, pictured during his King's Lynn days, was sent off on his Wroxham debut. Picture: Matthew Usher - Credit: Matthew Usher

Wroxham play the second in a run of four consecutive home games this afternoon.

The visitors to Trafford Park are Waltham Abbey who are currently languishing in 20th position, just outside of the relegation places.

The Yachtsmen will be looking to put things right after back-to-back defeats in the league and FA Cup.

During those two games, there were nine goals put past the Wroxham defence. The beleaguered backline will be boosted by the return of goalkeeper Elliot Pride, who was suspended last weekend following his red card against Soham which, coincidentally, was Wroxham's last three-pointer.

Also expected to be in the starting XI is Jackson Ramm who will be looking to complete more of the match than his debut last Saturday, when he was dismissed following a foul in the penalty area in the 13th minute.

The incident resulted in Aveley opening the scoring and Wroxham never really recovered from that blow and lost 5-2.

Last season Waltham were the first visiting side to leave Norfolk with the points from Trafford Park. A 3-0 win that day was a shock to the Yachtsmen who will be looking for revenge. It was a strange day for Wroxham kitman Pat Penn who had to supply the visitors with shorts as the Abbots had forgotten to pack them with their kit.

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Abbey, last time out, went down to a 90th-minute winner at Dereham so will be hoping their second visit to Norfolk in as many Saturdays is more fruitful.

The visitors have won only one game all season – although that was on the road with a 2-1 victory at Haringey Borough, so the Yachtsmen will have to be on their mettle and not become a second scalp.

Apart from long-term injuries to Michael Sommerfield and Andy Howell, manager Stewart Larter hopes to have a fully-fit squad. One player who won't feature is forward Nick Davey, whose short stay with the club finished this week as he returned to Wisbech.

On Tuesday night Wroxham will be hosting local rivals Dereham, Larter though will not be drawn on that game until after this weekend's fixture has been completed.