Waltham Abbey 2 Wroxham 1: Yachtsmen slip into relegation zone

Wroxham slipped into the relegation zone – and their survival task doesn't get any easier.

The Yachtsmen travel to title-chasing Harlow Town tomorrow night when both teams will be desperate for points.

Wroxham got off to the worst possible start against their fellow strugglers, when straight from kick-off, a scrappy through ball saw Christian Assombalonga unmarked inside the box. The Abbey forward brushed the ball past keeper Elliot Pride and into the back of the net within the first 15 seconds.

Assombalonga nearly had a second five minutes later, but shot straight at Pride, and was then denied by a magnificent sliding tackle from Gavin Lemmon.

But the Yachtsmen got back into the game on 27 minutes when Jackson Ramm's defence splitting pass was met by the run of Jack Garrod who was fouled in the area just before the winger was about to pull the trigger.


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The winger himself stepped up and took the spot-kick to make it 1-1.

Assombalonga spurned more chances, but six minutes into the second half, the hosts took the lead for the second time.

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A mix-up in the Wroxham defence saw the ball crossed through the area allowing Ryan Flack to turn the Wroxham defenders and score. Wroxham pushed hard in search of an equaliser, but Seamus Kelleher's header was cleared off the line before time ran out.

Defeat means they are third from bottom, behind Waltham Abbey on goal difference but with two games in hand.

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