Yachtsmen hit for four on the road

A second half brace from Junior Appiah helped Maldon & Tiptree to a hard earned 4-1 victory over Wroxham.

Maldon were the better side as Wroxham had no answer to their tough approach, the away side struggling to create many chances in what will be a game to forget for the Yachtsmen.

The difference in styles was evident from the off, with Maldon looking for the more direct approach up to their big number nine Bradley Hunter.

This paid off after 29 minutes as they took the lead through Joe Gardner.

The Yachtsmen looked to press as the second half began, but it was Maldon who doubled their lead after 48 minutes as Wroxham were caught short with a quick free-kick.

Wroxham seemed bereft of confidence while their Essex counterparts had it in abundance, scoring a third to compound their superiority.

The Wroxham defence failed to clear their lines with the ball finding its way to Bradley Vaughan on the left, the defender striking his effort straight through Cranfield when the 'keeper really should have done better.

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Wroxham then got a reprieve as Joe Marsden produced his first piece of class in the game, weaving past three men to win – and convert – a 64th minute penalty to give The Yachtsmen hope.

But Maldon's long ball game paid dividends again as they scored their fourth, Hunter chesting down a high ball with precision before crossing for Appiah, who applied the finishing touch.