Wroxham chief Larter is seeking a reaction

Nathan Stone, right, can finally play football again for Wroxham this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAM

Nathan Stone, right, can finally play football again for Wroxham this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Wroxham boss Stewart Larter expects his side to react to past disappointments when they travel to high-fliers Harlow Town, writes Thomas Crabb.

The Yachtsmen fell to a 1-0 loss at home to Tilbury on Saturday with Tom Wood's moment of magic in the first half separating the sides in a rather languid display from the hosts. And The Yachtsmen's manager has insisted he will be looking for a response to that result – and the 5-2 defeat to the Hawks in the FA Trophy back in October – when they step out at Barrows Farm this weekend.

'I'm fully expecting a reaction from the lads,' said Larter.

'It's always disappointing to drop points and Tilbury came with a game plan that worked exceptionally well. We were the home side and were expected to go and break them down but on the day we didn't have enough.

'I also want to see a reaction from when we went to Harlow in the FA Trophy. We looked like rabbits in the headlights and we really let ourselves down so we have to put that right.'

Joint-leaders Harlow have hit a somewhat stuttering patch of form by their standards, with two defeats – including a 3-2 loss to Heybridge Swifts for their first defeat on their 3G pitch in the league this season – and a draw in their last three games.

'It will be a massive mental boost if we can go there and get something and I think we're more than capable of doing it,' Larter stated.

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'We won't go there with any fear; to us it's just another game and another three points and I think it's going to be a really good game of football.'

Payton Swatman is unavailable whilst Nathan Stone is back in contention after completing his seven-game ban for violent conduct.