Rooks hit three past Poringland

Poringland Wanderers 1, Wymondham Town 3

WYMONDHAM travelled to Poringland who were a much-improved team from the previous fixture.

Town were missing the injured Seaman and the suspended Webb. Town started slowly and the returning Hodges denied Stevenson with a good save.

The Rooks gradually got into the game and Browne was denied by the home keeper on a couple of occasions with smart saves.

Midway through the half Town did score. Ethridge broke up the home attack and Rackham calmly laid off to Ramsbottom.

He combined well with Priest who slotted home from 20 yards with an exquisite finish.

For a spell Town kept good possession with Butler cutting in well from the left and Ramsbottom delivering some dangerous crosses.

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Just before the break Poringland threatened but Hodges saved well and from the resultant mel�e, Speller cleared off the line.

In the second half Town looked much more assured but respectful of the threat posed by Poringland. Browne showed first and his close-range effort was hacked off the line. The second did come when Ramsbottom was bought down. Speller put in an inviting cross which was headed into the corner by O'Brien.

To their credit, Poringland responded. Nichols floated in a free-kick which the home striker got in between the Town defence to score from a tight angle. This was a real test of character and Town got through it, just.

The game was only made safe in the last five minutes when substitute McCloy took a shot which was saved by the keeper, only for O'Brien to tap home.

Town could have extended their lead but Ramsbottom and O'Brien both missed when well positioned.

Wymondham visit mid-table Reepham this weekend.