Salmon claims a win for Wymondham

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Holt United 0 Wymondham Town 1

Tommy Salmon's second-half header earned Town a hard-fought win at struggling Holt.

Town were in high spirits after a superb display the previous week against Blofield when they were unlucky not to win.

Town welcomed back Aaron Nixon to the starting XI which was a great lift to the team.

They started strongly with Holt not getting a look-in in the first 20 minutes.


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As in many many other games this season they came close countless times with Nixon, Blake and Moriarty all having good efforts on goal.

Holt then came back and only some great defending from Town's back four kept them out as the first half finished goalless,

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The second half had a very scrappy start with the majority of play being in the midfield.

After 60 minutes manager Matt Bradley rang the changes and freshened up the Town line- up. On came Adam Jones, Dan Mcgiver and Calvin Lennon.

The game continued to be scrappy but on 75 minutes captain for the day Tommy Salmon gave Town the lead with a great header from a well taken Ryan Stalker corner. Town then had to dig in and battle with Holt throwing everything at them but they held on for the three points.

It was hard fought – but a win is a win.

Town's man of the match was Daniel Harford. Town also named their player of the month for September and it was a split decision, with Damian Artherton and Charlie Blake both receiving it

This Saturday Town travel to Blofield in the second round of the Mummery Cup (2pm kick-off).

Following the 7-0 home win against King's Lynn Wymondham Ladies made the short journey to Mulbarton Ladies, looking to make it three wins in three in the Norfolk Women's and Girls' League.

Wymondham made no less than six changes to the starting XI, with the manager looking to rotate the players at his disposal and keep the squad fresh, with one eye on next week's FA Cup fixture. Wymondham were fielding three ex-Mulbarton players in Gabby Sone, Gemma Sanders and Laura Wiseman with the latter having a great opportunity to open the scoring but she was unable to take it. It took until the 16th minute for Wymondham's possession to count when a corner, taken by Louise Rout, was turned home by captain Rachel Cossey.

It took until the 45th minute for the second goal of the game when Laura Hammerton got the assist for Wiseman to double Wymondham's tally. Almost from the restart, Wymondham played the ball quickly through the middle third and Rout played a tempting diagonal ball through for Wiseman to score her second and make it 3-0.

With 15 minutes of the second half played, Amber Cantwell latched onto a bouncing ball to volley into the top right hand corner from 25 yards. Wymondham were comfortably on top and two minutes later, Sally Hammerton set up Cantwell to score again, with the referee awarding the goal having decided the ball had crossed the line.

Cantwell then set up Wiseman to complete her hat-trick and make the final score 6-0 to Wymondham.

Wymondham host Cambridge United in the Women's FA Cup third qualifying round on Sunday (2pm).

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