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Wroxham chasing win that would take them into Thurlow Nunn League’s top five

PUBLISHED: 00:17 23 December 2017

Connor Ingram, pictured in action during his time at Gorleston, has hit the ground running at his new club Wroxham. Picture: David Hardy

Connor Ingram, pictured in action during his time at Gorleston, has hit the ground running at his new club Wroxham. Picture: David Hardy

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Wroxham will have their sights on a place in the top five when they travel to Ely City in the Premier Division of the Thurlow Nunn League this afternoon.

The Yachtsmen have responded well to a shock home defeat at the hands of Fakenham at the end of November, winning twice and drawing the other game to get their campaign back on track.

Striker Connor Ingram has been a key man in the Wroxham revival, with the goals continuing to flow since his recent move from Gorleston, where he netted 45 times in 90 appearances.

The young striker took his tally to 11 for his new club with a double in last week’s 4-1 win at Wivenhoe and will be looking to maintain his hot streak at the Unwin Ground, where a win would lift Wroxham above their hosts.

Thetford Town, Kirkley and Pakefield and Gorleston will also be looking to extend impressive runs in their final matches before Christmas.

Thetford will be hard pushed to better their recent results at Mundford Road when they play host to eighth-placed Godmanchester Rovers. Danny White’s side have gone goal crazy in recent weeks, following a 9-0 home romp against Hadeligh with a 6-2 success against FC Clacton, before winning 4-0 at Ipswich Wanderers last time out.

Kirkley & Pakefield are unbeaten in three but their impressive form stretches back to the beginning of October, with a run of just two defeats in 15 games seeing them soar into mid-table after a poor start.

Mark Willis’ side know they will have to maintain those high standards today, with fourth-placed Brantham Athletic providing the opposition at Walmer Road in what is a ‘pay what you want’ fixture.

Gorleston maintained their recent momentum with a 1-1 draw at Haverhill Rovers last week secured by an injury time goal from Kyle Ingram and are now unbeaten in four.

They also have a tough fixture against second placed Coggeshall Town, who are unbeaten in the league since the beginning of September.

Coastal rivals Great Yarmouth Town - who visit Emerald Park on Boxing Day - are at Hadleigh while Fakenham Town could have a new manager in place when they travel to Walsham le Willows.

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