Rooks lose out after draw

Wymondham 1, Corton 1

WYMONDHAM entertained Corton and dropped two points in their push for promotion with a draw.

On a sticky pitch the game started at a fast pace with neither side really settling.

It was Corton who struck first after some hesitation in the Town defence saw them fail to deal with a ball into the box.

The Rooks pushed to get themselves back into the game with full-backs Gareth Downs and David Ramsbottom probing but chances went begging.

Chris O'Brien couldn't turn home Jamie Butler's cross and Rob Browne shot over on the turn.

O'Brien then wriggled free of his marker and struck a post from the edge of the box. Town did make their breakthrough on the half-hour when Jimmy McCloy broke on the left and delivered a deep cross that Ramsbottom met at the far post to bring the scores level. McCloy then had a penalty claim turned down on the stroke of half-time with the referee awarding a free-kick just outside the box instead.

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Into the second period, Town looked stronger with Lee Aldridge in goal rarely troubled but they found Corton in defiant mood.

Jamie Speller tried his luck from distance, Downs' free-kick tested the keeper and Ramsbottom hit the crossbar with a dipping shot.

The home side had to reshuffle their back four when injury to Tom Seaman forced him off to be replaced by Carl Bates, but they kept going in search of a winning goal.

Their efforts looked to be rewarded when McCloy's pace saw him win a penalty but the Corton keeper dived to his left to save O'Brien's spot-kick.

MoM: David Ramsbottom.