Nelson's Strike can't Sink Yachtsmen
By David Hardy
An improved Gorleston performance but defensive errors proved costly.
Stewart Larter made four changes from Saturday.
Ryan Fuller and Jordan Cantwell were dropped to the bench, there was no Joe Norton and goalkeeper Tom Coombe has apparently left the club.
That meant a return in goal for George Parkin, who had perhaps been unfortunate to lose the number one shirt in the first place. Brady Philpott and Danny Camish made their first starts and there was a debut at right back for new signing Angus Mackie, who was with Norwich Utd last season.
Three goals in a five minute spell effectively decided the points.
After an even opening, the game burst into life in the 12th minute. Ross Gilfedder got a shot away which keeper Connor Milligan parried out and Nelson Carinhas was on hand to knock the ball in.
For a minute, Gorleston fans enjoyed being in front. Well, two minutes, to be precise, before a mix up in the Greens back line saw the speedy Cruise Nyadzayo cruise past Philpott and power a shot into the top corner of Parkin's net.
Two minutes later it could have got worse when Gorleston dwelt on the ball. Wroxham pounced to whip in a cross but Damon Cooper blazed over.
It did get worse a minute after that. Joe Keeley put in a low cross from the left and, whilst the Greens defence stood and watched, Jordan Bond ran in between them and converted the cross into a goal.
Gorleston were rattled but managed to settle and apply some pressure with Wroxham looking to the pace of Nyadzayo as their outlet.
With 31 minutes gone, Camish broke into the Wroxham penalty area where he was dragged down. Nobody seemed that surprised though when Mr Burnham didn't give the penalty.
Parkin then kept out Bond's attempted lob then scrambled back to ensure the follow up hit the side-netting.
A minute before the break another mistake at the back allowed Cooper to break but Parkin again was equal to it, fingertipping wide.
Gorleston began the second half well with Nyadzayo still looking the biggest danger untilhe limped off on the hour mark.
Meanwhile, Camish was looking lively for the Greens and he managed to get a shot in whilst being tugged back as he angled towards goal, but a foul was given the other way.
Midway through the half Wroxham did put the ball in the Gorleston net again after Parkin saved Cooper's shot but the player following up was flagged offside.
Gorleston seemed to be having plenty of possession in midfield but couldn't create any chances against the visitors defence and were open to the counter attack as they searched for an equaliser.
The Greens were lucky to survive in the 80th minute when Wroxham had an overload at the back post on the break but Marcus Wilkinson scuffed the shot wide.
Three minutes into injury time saw Gorleston's second shot on target when Joel Watts produced a flying save from Milligan. Cantwell tried to get to the knock down but was crowded out.
Match sponsor was Dale King who awarded the Batemans man of the match to George Parkin.
Gorleston: George Parkin, Angus Mackie, Brady Philpott (Ryan Fuller 78), Elliott Hannant (Peter Lambert 64), Jack Tipple, Aarron Taylor (c), Danny Camish, Mitch McKay, Ross Gilfedder, Nelson Carinhas (Jordan Cantwell 72), Joel Watts
Booking: Mackie 33
Goal: Carinhas 12
Wroxham: Connor Milligan, Kieran Smith, Mac Gee, Harley Black, Chris Skipper, Adam Plumstead (c), Cruise Nyadzayo (Marcus Wilkinson 60), Shaun Taylor (Sonny Carey 78), Damon Cooper (Ryan Miles 60), Jordan Bond, Joe Keeley
Booking: Taylor 38
Goals: Nyadzayo 14; Bond 17
Referee: Paul Burnham
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