Wroxham 7, Newmarket Town 0

Wroxham manager David Batch insists his table-toppers can handle the pressure of being favourites for the Ridgeons Premier Divison title.

The Yachtsmen stretched their lead at the summit to four points with an emphatic 7-0 demolition of lowly Newmarket Town on Saturday.

Goals from Gavin Lemmon, Damien Hilton, Andy Eastaugh and two apiece from Paul Cook and Jordan Rocastle gave Wroxham their sixth consecutive league victory.

'We're under pressure to win lots of games, that is the nature of being at this football club and all the players know that,' said Batch. 'We always say to the players that at Wroxham everyone is out to get you. Everyone's out to knock us off our perch because I truly believe we are the leading non-league club in the county.

'We may not have the biggest support, but I know players that have been at other clubs all say this is the best one to play for.'


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Batch added: 'We knew this was our game in hand over Brantham so it was good for us to draw a line in the sand. We've got ourselves into a good position, and we've got to keep the mentality of knowing how important each three points are.'

Wroxham were simply not at the races in the opening 30 minutes of this contest as they struggled to move the ball with any urgency. However, the Jockeys lacked the confidence and ability to exploit Wroxham's sluggish start to the game.

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The hosts got the break they needed when Newmarket skipper David Grainger lunged wildly at Lemmon in the area – and the midfield man dusted himself down to coolly dispatch the resulting penalty. Cook doubled Wroxham's advantage before the break with a close-range finish from Lemmon's corner.

Three goals inside the space of six second-half minutes from Hilton, a second for Cook and Eastaugh's delightful lob ended any faint hopes the visitors may have had of salvaging something from the game.

Striker Rocastle then stepped off the bench to devastating effect with two fine finishes to complete the rout.

• Wroxham: M Hilton, Self, Howes, Cousins, Challen, D Hilton, Eastaugh (Oakley 66), Lemmon, Cook (Rocastle 69), Durrant, Gilmore (Hinton 62).

Subs not used: Gordon, Thompson.

Goals: Lemmon 31 (pen), Cook 40 61, Hilton 59, Eastaugh 65, Rocastle 81, 90.

• Newmarket Town: Bugg, Reddick, Kirby, Grainger, Venn, Maskell, Attwood, Abbs (Collins 74), Lynch, Tyte (Darling 64), Gray.

Subs not used: Cane, Wright.

• Attendence: 52

• Referee: Ady Sannerude

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