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Ryman North Preview- Wroxham

Ryman North Preview- Wroxham

Aveley Football Club8 Aug 2015 - 06:31
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With the loss of Finch and Gordon will they be able to recover their form of last season?

Manager- Stewart Larter
Last Season Finish- 8th (Ryman North)

Who are they?
Wroxham Football Club is an Englishfootball club based in the town of Wroxham, about four miles north-east of Norwich, in Norfolk. The club are currently members of the Isthmian League Division One North. They joined the league from the Anglian Combination in 1988 when it added a second division and were promoted to the Premier Division at the first attempt. Since then they have won the Premier Division on eight occasions and reached the FA Vase final, losing 6–1 to Whitley Bay in 2009–10. The club have played home matches at Trafford Park since World War II.

A new era at the club?
New Chairman Kevin Attree said that he was looking forward to continuing to progress the club and to build on the work that Jarrett had brought to Wroxham Football Club.

Aims for 2015/16?
Wroxham manager believes the expectation at the club needs to be controlled after top two goal scorers both have left the club. Stewart Larter said “Last season was a fantastic year for Wroxham. The team probably overachieved with just missing out on the play-offs and victory in the Norfolk Senior Cup Final.” He carried onto say “With the changes in personnel, expectations will need to be toned done a bit. People need to understand that. It is going to take a while for things to gel this time around.”

Big losses at Wroxham...
Wroxham have lost their two leading goalscorers from 2014-15 with Christy Finch joining Ryman League Premier club Leiston and Remy Gordon now signed on at St Neots of the Southern League Premier.

How has pre-season gone?
Wroxham have had a mixed pre-season programme with victories recorded against Thetford Town, Gorleston, Felixstowe & Walton United and Beccles Town. Defeats against Norwich United, Walsham Le Willows and Great Yarmouth Town.

Historic Ground..
Around the time of World War II, Wroxham moved to their current ground, Trafford Park, a field close to the railway line in Skinners Lane. The club took with them an old timber pavilion that was erected and used as a primitive clubhouse. Fifteen years later this was replaced by pre-fabricated buildings, which were themselves flattened to make way for a new permanent clubhouse that was opened in 1994.

The current main stand, the Les King Stand, was built in 1990, replacing an earlier structure that had stood on the same site for around 10 years. The capacity at Trafford Park is 2,000 but the record attendance to date is 1,262 for the FA Vase semi-final against Whitehawk in 2010.

Transfers In-
Chris Sandford (Gorleston)
Michael Somerfield (Dereham Town)
Adam Smith (Dereham Town)
Danny Beaumont (Wisbech Town)

Transfers Out-
Christy Finch (Leiston)
Remy Gordon (St Neots)

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