Wroxham must make sure goals lead to wins against rivals

Wroxham have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since manager Stewart Larter joined them from Gorleston t

Wroxham have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since manager Stewart Larter joined them from Gorleston this summer. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Wroxham may be the highest scorers in the top tiers of non-league football, but manager Stewart Larter says his side must start taking more points off the sides around them if they are to be serious play-off contenders.

The Yachtsmen have scored 55 goals in their 20 Ryman North matches so far this season, with an 8-0 crushing of Burnham Ramblers last week moving them into third place in the table.

That is more goals than any other team from step one down to step four of the non-league pyramid, with their closest contenders being Droylsden with 51 goals from 18 games in Northern League First Division North.

Today the Yachtsmen travel to seventh-placed Ware and, having only beaten Thurrock and Aveley out of the teams in the current top 10 so far, Larter has his sights firmly set on victory.

'The football we played was top notch and I think a lot of sides would have struggled to live with us,' the Wroxham boss said of his side's thrashing of Burnham. 'We kept the ball on the deck, the lads are playing with confidence and everyone wants a piece of the action at the moment.


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'However, we're now going into a month where we have some very difficult fixtures against sides around us and if I would level one criticism at us, it would be that we haven't taken enough points off the sides in the top 10. This is something we need to address if we're going to be serious play-off contenders.'

Ware were the visitors to Trafford Park on the opening day of the season – a game that ended in a 1-1 draw – and Larter is aware of the troubles they can potentially cause his side.

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'It was very competitive on the opening day and I think a draw was a fair result,' he said. 'I think they are one of the better sides we have played this season and we know it will be tough, but we've got goals in us.'

The Yachtsmen are without striker Nathan Stone and defender Ben Price for the trip.

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