Yarmouth 0 Wroxham 2
Bloaters Sunk By Yachtsmen
After the disappointing display at Emerald Park last Friday, the Bloaters had to regroup to play a young Wroxham side boosted by the arrival of former Norwich city star Grant Holt who joined ex-teamate Simon Lappin for the Yachtsmen in this Tuesday night fixture at The Wellesley .The bloaters were forced to make changes with Perfect, Catchpole and Cullumbine injured and Urry and Ford dropped to the bench. New signing Olly Savage returned for a first start of the season and Palmer, Eagleton and Sanders were restored to the starting lineup.
A fairly tepid start saw Sanders hit a shot on the turn that was saved by former Yarmouth ‘keeper Connor Milligan . The visitors had chances when Carey got on the end of Nydazyo’s cross and Holt did well to hold the ball up for Jordan Bond to fire in a shot that was saved by Barnes. A long throw by Roots found the head of Sanders but his looping header skimmed the bar. Whilst the game was competitive the visitors always looked the more likely and midway through the first half a powerful shot by Bond was saved by Barnes but the lively Sonny Carey was first to react, and he followed up to score the rebound to give the visitors the lead. The Yachtsmen could have extended their lead when a deep cross by Mac Gee was headed wide by Carey and just before halftime a great ball by Holt found Bond in space but his shot rattled the bar.
A decent first half for the Bloaters but it was the Yachtsmen who had created the better chances and deservedly led at half-time
HT Great Yarmouth 0 Wroxham 1
The home side made a half-time change with Lewis replacing Ager in defence. The Bloaters were desperate to get back into the game and earn some points to take them off the bottom of the table, but that ambition was short-lived as within thirty seconds of the restart the Yachtsmen extended their lead. Holt appeared to have been stopped on the edge of the home penalty area but he managed to regain his balance and played the ball behind the defenders and Carey pounced to make it two for the young striker and extend the visitors lead. Carey almost completed his hat-trick as Nydazyo crated another opening for the Yachtsmen. The home side then had a decent spell of possession culminating in a good cross by Davis but Sanders’ effort cleared the bar. Sanders also had another chance but the visitor’s defence managed to retrieve the situation and the ball was cleared. With fifteen minutes left on the clock an excellent ball by Bartram found Sanders in space but his shot narrowly missed the target. Substitute McAra then had a goalbound header cleared away, but the visitors who were more incisive with their attacks, were presented with a great chance as the defence opened up in front of Bond but again the target was missed .The final action of the night saw a Davis free-kick drift wide of Milligan’s far post and the game was gone for the home side. A deserved victory for the Yachtsmen that saw the Bloaters cut adrift at the bottom of the table, a slide that has seen them lose their last four games.
Joint-Manager Martin Sinclair added “It was always going to be difficult against a very good Wroxham side but with several key players missing it made our job even tougher. Although Wroxham were the better side both goals came from our mistakes and later in the game we did create a few openings but couldn’t quite convert. We re-group and go again Saturday and hopefully things will turn in our favour2
FT Great Yarmouth Town 0 Wroxham 2
Bloaters: Barnes, Roots, Savage, Bartram, Ager© Forbes Palmer, Eagleton, Sanders, Holmes, Davis ,subs Urry, Ford ,Lewis, Hagan, Mcara