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Rooks must improve

PUBLISHED: 16:09 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:50 14 July 2010

Wymondham Town lost out to St Andrews 2-1 and know they must put in a better performance against Gayton, who are a few places lower than the Rooks in the Anglian Combination Division One table, this weekend.

Wymondham Town lost out to St Andrews 2-1 and know they must put in a better performance against Gayton, who are a few places lower than the Rooks in the Anglian Combination Division One table, this weekend.

Wymondham travelled to play St Andrews for their first game since December 20. Town started the better and created some positive openings, with Pattison and Pipe linking together well.

Town duly took the lead with a close-range effort from Pattison, who followed up after a save from the home keeper.

Town could have extended their lead with Speller on his Town debut being denied from close range by the home keeper.

St Andrews started to stamp their authority on the game and played some very impressive football.

Unfortunately for Town, St Andrews equalised with a fantastic strike from 20 yards out, giving keeper Hodges no chance.

Town somewhat went into their shells and were relying upon some last-ditch defending, with Hill and Ramsbottom showing up well.

Town conceded another soft goal. The left winger beat his man and crossed to the back stick with the onrushing player finishing well past Rackham who was on the goal line.

Town still had their chances, most notably with Jimmy McCloy going close after being put through.

The half was still relatively even, although keeper Hodges had to make two smart saves to prevent St Andrews extending their lead.

The second half was very disappointing from Town's point of view as they failed to test the home keeper at all during the half.

The only real bright spot was the solid performance from Alex on his debut. Town just never got going and seemed to accept defeat far too easily.

Garwood was rightly frustrated at the performance and the players must take on board what was said.

MoM: Ramsbottom, showed great spirit throughout and played with real commitment.


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