Trip to Redbridge offers Wroxham a chance to kick on in Ryman North

Stewart Larter will be hoping his Wroxham team can bring three points back from London. Picture: SIM

Stewart Larter will be hoping his Wroxham team can bring three points back from London. Picture: SIMON FINLAY - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Wroxham will be looking to get their play-off push back on track as they prepare to travel to Redbridge, writes Thomas Crabb.

Stewart Larter's men have seen their cushion over the chasing pack somewhat dwindle in recent weeks, with two draws and a defeat in their last three games leaving them two points clear of Thurrock in what is turning into a three-way race between themselves, Fleet and Matt Henman's Dereham Town for the final place in the end-of-season shoot-out for promotion.

This weekend's visit to London sees the Yachtsmen begin the first of four away trips in their final six games. And with tough visits to Soham Town Rangers and Heybridge Swifts coming up – added to a home game against leaders Needham Market – the trip to the Motormen may prove a crucial chance to pick up some much-needed points at the business end of what has been a brilliant campaign for the club.

Larter's troops still have the luxury of having their fate in their own hands and have only tasted defeat three times in 2015, with the ability to pick up points when they are not performing to their highest level being something they have excelled at in recent weeks.

Redbridge are in 19th place, seven points clear of Barkingside in the final relegation place, but, having played two games more.

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Three defeats on the bounce – the most recent of which was a 7-0 mauling at the hands of Aveley – mean the Motormen may be lacking in confidence.

It was the club's worst defeat in two years and left boss Dave Ross seething with anger.

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He accused his players of 'folding' during the drubbing and said 'it was embarrassing' for all involved.

Ross promised to do some defensive work ahead of this afternoon's fixture where their Norfolk visitors go into the match as overwhelming favourites.

Wroxham are hopeful captain Andy Howell will return from a head injury while Nathan Stone is unavailable.

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