Wroxham 3, Waltham Forest 3

Wroxham picked up their first point since promotion to the Ryman League Division North yesterday when they shared the spoils with Waltham Forest in a topsy turvy encounter.

The Yachtsmen, beaten in their first two fixtures, were 2-0 ahead at the break and then conceded three goals in 13 minutes to go behind before grabbing a late equaliser.

The hosts took the lead on 26 minutes when Matt Blake capitalised on a defensive error. The former Thetford Town striker then doubled their advantage 11 minutes later after converting Jamie Speller's cross.

David Batch's side looked good for all three points at that stage against a side who had also started the season poorly, but it all went wrong just after the break.

Manu Dagher and Luke Stanley scored twice in a minute for Forest to level the match and things soon went from bad to worse for Wroxham with Claudio Langlois, who only just come on as a substitute, being sent off for retaliation and Courtney White making it 3-2 to the visitors with a well judged header.


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Fortunately for the hosts there was still time for some more drama, with defender Josh Carus converting Josh Turner's corner on 80 minutes to ensure honours finished even.

• Wroxham: Plummer, White, Gordon, Carus, Halliday, Eastaugh, Speller, Lemmon (capt), Cook, Blake, Daniels. Subs: McNeil, Langlois, Jones, Durrant, Turner.

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