Wroxham out of FA Vase

Yet again there will be no post-Christmas Norfolk interest in the FA Vase after Wroxham were beaten 3-1 by Burnham Ramblers on the Essex coast.But the Yachtsmen must still be wondering how they come to be missing from Monday's fourth round draw after dominating almost from start to finish - only to be sent packing by two late goals.

Yet again there will be no post-Christmas Norfolk interest in the FA Vase after Wroxham were beaten 3-1 by Burnham Ramblers on the Essex coast.

But the Yachtsmen must still be wondering how they come to be missing from Monday's fourth round draw after dominating almost from start to finish - only to be sent packing by two late goals.

One reason is that it took them 43 minutes to get their only goal, which came when the home keeper could only parry Andy Key's drive to the feet of Danny White.

It all started to go wrong in the second half when Gary Ansell converted a 56th minute penalty after the referee controversially judged he had been pushed.


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Steve Portway and Jack Callow completed the robbery.

Diss Town pulled off the shock Ridgeons League result of the day by lifting themselves from the foot of the Premier Division with a 3-2 win away to morning leaders Mildenhall.

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That result pushed Norwich United to the bottom rung, despite a battling 1-1 draw at home to Wisbech Town.

The Planters came back from a goal down after a first half controlled by the Fenmen, and might easily have finished with all three points.

Stuart Cobb gave Wisbech the early goal they deserved by chipping the ball over an on-rushing keeper and it could easily have been 2-0 at the break as Lewis Brooks hit the home bar.

Adam Smith headed in an inch-perfect Ryan Haynes cross to pull the Planters level on 51 minutes and Haynes twice had late chances to claim victory for a home side missing seven potential starters.

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