Yachtsmen end run of six defeats

Remy Gordon's 81st minute winner sunk Romford to end Wroxham's recent run of six straight defeats and give them a morale boosting victory at Trafford Park.

Wroxham showed no sign of low morale due to their recent slump and fully deserved the win, with Gordon and Joe Marsden the main aggressors in an impressive attacking display.

It was the visitors who started the better, applying some good early pressure but were unable to create any clear cut chances.

Wroxham were beginning to find more space as they settled, and it was Gordon who benefitted from this after ten minutes to round goalkeeper Atu Ngoy but after the winger was pushed too wide to shoot, his pull back found Sam Harty, who was unable to control.

Romford were struggling to deal with Wroxham's attack, and the Yachtsmen got the lead their play deserved as Marsden produced a piece of magic with 31 minutes on the clock.


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The right sided player's Cruyff turn took him into the box and invited the push, which duly came to give him the chance from the spot which he accepted, coolly slotting his effort into the bottom right corner for his fourth penalty of the season.

Romford then benefitted from the man in black as Marsden bundled over Reece Tranter inside the box, with Paul Clayton smashing his penalty straight down the middle to make things level at half time.

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Nick Reynolds' pot-shot after 57 minutes gave the visitors the lead, much to the dismay of the on-looking Wroxham faithful.

But a spirited response saw them first equalise through Tim Cary – who smashed his effort through a crowd of players and into the bottom corner before Gordon completed the comeback.

Wroxham: Tibbles, Marsden, Halliday, Price, Starkings, Harty, Pelka, Smith (King 79'), Neil (Groves 88'), Gordon, Cary

Subs not used: Boswell, Svekis, Doyle

Romford: Ngoy, Ottley, Woodward, Truman, Ismail, Clayton, Norris, Seymour, Reynolds (Hart 71'), Richardson, Tranter

Subs not used: Oates, Omand, Imbert, Francis

Cautions: Seymour

Attendance: 168

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