First Norfolk League derby as Bloaters Sail in

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Wroxham play the first of a number of Norfolk derbies they face this season in the Thurlow Nunn League on Tuesday night. Great Yarmouth Town are the visitors to Trafford Park (7.45pm ko), who are yet to start their league season.

A promising 0-0 draw against a strong Histon team last week gave Joint Managers Tom Parke and Ross Potter hope as the Yachtsmen travelled to Essex side Southend Manor on Saturday. Unfortunately, a combination of excellent goalkeeping, strange refereeing decisions, profligacy and sheer bad luck stopped Wroxham netting. As is often the case on these occasions, a counter-attacking goal in the 88th minute took the wind out of the sails of the Yachtsmen. Something they were unable to recover from.

Joint Manager Tom Parke was philosophical in defeat reflecting: “Despite the major disappointment, (there were) lots of positives to take out of the game. (We) must keep believing and building our performance. On to the next one”.

Their opponents on Tuesday night, Great Yarmouth Town are yet to start their League season but will be hoping they are able to bring their FA Cup form to Trafford Park. A 5-0 thumping handed out to Diss Town saw the Bloaters through to the next round. Several players made their debut for Yarmouth and one such player was former Yachtsman, Aaron Sanders. The forward opened his account after just 3 minutes and went onto to net a double on the day. Sanders made his first team debut for the Yachtsmen during the season 2012-13 away at Soham Town Rangers but has recently been playing at Acle United in the Anglian Combination.

Following their FA Cup defeat, Tom Parke and Ross Potter may be looking to freshen up their side as they assess their options. Young striker Pete Wiltshire came on from the bench in the second half and caught the eye with some powerful runs. Former Bloater Payton Swatman will also be hoping he is fit to face his former side.

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