Wroxham 3 Godalming Town 0: Morale-booster for Yachtsmen

Ross Gilfedder scored the only goal for Wroxham in the win over Phoenix Sports. Picture: James Bass

Ross Gilfedder scored the only goal for Wroxham in the win over Phoenix Sports. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

October 8 will be a date in the diary – Wroxham won for the first time this season.

Playing a team bottom of the Ryman Division One South in the FA Trophy preliminary round, Wroxham produced a display of control and skill at odds with a heavy pitch and a game that had its fair share of indiscipline.

Wroxham lined up with Pride in goal, a back four of Swatman, Clayton, Lewis and Plumstead, midfield of Cook, Fawkes, Datacampol and Platten with Gilfedder and debutant Davillian Katabana up front.

Wroxham took the lead through the first chance of the game. Platten worked well down the left to get the ball to Datacampol, who turned on to Katabana who chipped the ball into the right hand corner of the goal beyond the dive of keeper Garnes.

In the second half the match was hotly contested, but the Yachtsmen were winning all the key battles. On 72 minutes a free-kick from the right found Gilfedder free at the back post to bundle the ball home.


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Icing on the cake came in the last minute. Gs player boss was sent off for an elbow on late substitute Baughurst. He exacted instant karma as he turned home a cross from man of the match Ben Fowkes.

Many more wins are required to get Wroxham up the league, but this was a welcome morale boost.

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