Wroxham 3 Redbridge 4: Late heartbreak for Yachtsmen

Football action from Wroxham FC v Redbridge.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Football action from Wroxham FC v Redbridge.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A fairy-tale ending to Chris Wigger's first game in charge of the Yachtsmen was denied by two very late goals in this relegation six-pointer.

The Yachtsmen started off the better team with Seamus Kelleher going close after linking up with Nathan Stone.

But it was Redbridge who drew first blood in the 18th minute.

Reside Coxi Sebastfao showed everyone a piece of magic as the forward player fooled the Yachtsmen defenders with a few step overs before taking a touch and curling the ball into the top right hand corner of the goal.

Six minutes later the home side equalised, Matt Halliday played a wonderful high through ball which found Stone who controlled the ball and stroked it into the bottom corner to make it 1-1.

Ten minutes later Wroxham should have got another goal. Stephen Taylor found himself unmarked in the box as the ball came to him, the midfielder then passed it towards the goal, but a Redbridge defender got back and cleared off the line.

The start of the second half saw the game become a very scrappy affair, as neither team could get in control of the game.

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However, after 15 minutes gone of the second half Redbridge went 2-1 in front. A cross into the box saw a goal mouth scramble come off Elliot Pride and go into his own net. Moments later Pride then atoned with a vital save.

With 25 minutes left Redbridge started to put the pressure on Wroxham, but a Yachtsmen counter attack saw Stone go past a Redbridge defender and cross into Jamie Forshaw, who headed neatly into the left corner of the goal to draw back level.

Astonishingly one minute later the home side took the lead, Jackson Ramm went past two Redbridge defenders with ease before crossing the ball into the near post. The cross was blocked and fell to Jack Garrod who placed into the bottom left corner before celebrating with the Yachtsmen supporters.

Garrod then had a fantastic chance to get a two-goal cushion as a through ball from Forshaw allowed Garrod to go through on goal but he failed to hit the target.

In stoppage time at the end of the game, it looked as though the Yachtsmen would claim their first win since October. However, a shot from the edge of the Wroxham box was well saved to the right of Pride but fell straight in the path of Sebastfao who pounced on the ball to make it 3-3.

The worst hadn't yet come for Wroxham because two minutes later Charlie Portway was through on goal after a long ball from defence found the forward. The Redbridge forward then placed it past Pride and into the back of the net, which meant they went away from Trafford Park with the three points.

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