Yachtsmen put derby loss behind them with big win

Nathan Stone bagged a brace for Wroxham against Burnham Ramblers.

Nathan Stone bagged a brace for Wroxham against Burnham Ramblers. - Credit: Ian Burt

Wroxham bounced back from their derby defeat in style as they annihilated a sorry Burnham Ramblers 8-0 at Trafford Park.

The Yachtsmen showed no signs of a derby day hangover as they seized the initiative early on, taking the lead on 11 minutes as Remy Gordon volleyed home after Matt Belcher failed to get enough distance on his punch.

Jamie Forshaw then doubled his side's lead with 22 minutes on the clock in style, Danny White finding Andy Howell with a slide rule pass, the Wroxham skipper lashing across to Forshaw on the edge of the box who fired low into the bottom right corner for 2-0.

The hosts were in complete control and it was no surprise that they added to their tally twice before the half-time whistle, Christy Finch notching his 21st goal of the season with a fine finish before Gordon scored his second on 40 minutes with a composed finish on the angle.

The second half saw a slight improvement from the away side but the Wroxham defence was never in danger, whilst down the other end they were still causing problems as first David Hinton and then White struck the Burnham woodwork.

And despite giving their opponents a slight respite, they soon moved through the gears again to pile the misery on, Jack Garrod scoring their fifth on 77 minutes with a well placed shot, before a superb solo run and dinked finish from Nathan Stone 60 seconds later made it 6-0.

Stone then nodded in at the back post from Gordon's ball in to make it 7-0, with Danny Self completing the rout in injury time with a 25 yard free- kick that curled in the top right corner to send Wroxham to third in the table in emphatic fashion.