Wroxham looked to continue how great they played after their 3-0 win last Saturday.
They hoped that Nyadzayo and the defence would be on top of their game. The fans were expecting that our team would make a much improved performance today after our last Thurlow Nunn fixture, which we lost 3-0, against Hadleigh United. Early confident start for Cruise as he implied heavy pressure on the Gorleston defence , he managed to pull a shot away from outside the box, the shot flew narrowly wide of the post.
Gorleston hit back with a chance of their own, their shot from the right channel went inches wide, but Milligan had it covered. In the 17th minute, Wroxham were caught napping in defence and this allowed Gorleston to pull away two powerful shots, the first one was parried back into the box by Milligan and Carinhas managed to easily poke it home for the first of the day. Unlucky goal for Wroxham to concede as the ball landed luckily at the opposing attackers feet, but the defenders didn’t close the first shot down which left us prone to conceding.
The game restarted with delight for Wroxham as they quickly came back in with a shout consequently making it 1-1 with a brilliant solo goal from the man in form, Cruise Nyadzayo. A teasing ball was laid toward him ahead of the right back which allowed him to easily slip past and pronounce through on goal. The defenders were retreating behind him but they couldn’t catch him and he made a superb chip over the floundering goalkeeper. Cruise wheeled away in delight.
Immediately, two minutes later, Wroxham took the lead. A great ball into the box was fired home by an on running Bond. With no defender in front of him, the searching cross fell to his feet and he fired it home to make it 2-1. A slower ten minutes but Wroxham were beginning to take control of the possession nicely. Cruise showing just how important he is for us attacking wise.
Wroxham went close to taking a two goal lead but Bond’s chip wasn’t high enough to clear the Gorleston Goalkeeper. Bond was released one on one with the goalkeeper but his chip wasn’t great, he probably would’ve been better off firing a low, drilled shot. The goalkeeper cleared it out of harms way. 10 minutes later, Cooper also went close to making it 3-1 for the Yachtsmen, his shot was heading for the top right corner, but the goalkeeper was yet again alert to tip it round the post.
The game restarted with Wroxham having a firm lead in the game. Great first half from the Yachtsmen, controlling the game very comfortably. Wroxham were yet again close to putting the game to bed with an extra goal, Keeley striked from the left of the box, his shot was saved but the ball dropped to Cooper who’s shot hit the back of the net, but up went the offside flag.
On came Wilkinson, he was subbed on for the tired Nyadzayo. Wilkinson made a great tricky run outside the box to slip in Miles who failed to pull away a shot due to the on coming goalkeeper. Wilkinson played some dangerous attacking football, his sheering pace and movement allowed him to slip through the defence. The ball was passed through to him in the right of the box, his bounding shot rolled across the goalmouth and went out for a goalkick. Shortly after, Keeley made a good run across the byline, his shot flew across goal and narrowly wide. Wroxham overplaying their attacking too much, they would be better off pulling the trigger earlier, this is what the Gorleston defence are allowing them to do.
In the last minute, Milligan made a top top save to secure Wroxham the three points. The shot from Gorleston was heading towards the bottom corner but Milligan got a good hand to it. The fate of the game came down to Milligan, but he assured Wroxham a winning Tuesday night. The Yachtsmen moved back up to 4th in the table, making it look very promising for a high finish this season. Great Performance!