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Peckers 2 v 0 Walsham

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Woodbridge Town 2-0 Walsham Le Willows

By Rob Binns

Woodbridge Town returned to winning ways in style with an impressive 2-0 victory over Walsham Le Willows.

Harry Blackburn and Andrew Crowe got the goals either side of half time to end the recent run of losses.

The Peckers dominated the early stages and took the lead after eight minutes when Ryan Keeble slotted through Blackburn in the box who took a touch and thundered home his first goal for the club.

They went close to doubling the lead shortly after when Luke Mallett went on a brilliant run down the left and pulled back for Crowe who was denied by a stunning stop from visiting keeper Ryan Dunn.

Woodbridge almost grabbed a second after half an hour in a similar manner to the opener with Keeble rolling Blackburn through but this time the defender was denied by the keeper from a tight angle.

The Peckers came out flying in the second half and almost scored inside a minute when Blackburn crossed for Armani Schaar but his header was well saved by Dunn.

Woodbridge deservedly doubled their advantage in the 50th minute when Blackburn drew a foul out wide. Evan Bolt perfectly whipped the resulting free kick onto the head of Crowe who nodded home.

The visitors almost pulled a goal back in the 71st minute when Scott Brame got on the end of a cross at the back post but he was denied by an outstanding sliding block from Daniel Leggett.

The Peckers went close to a third five minutes later when Crowe played a clever backheel to put Keeble through but he couldn’t quite sort his feet out to poke home.

Luke Hyam’s side will be hoping this performance kickstarts a winning streak as they head to Cambridgeshire to face Ely City on Saturday.

Woodbridge: Stronge, Blackburn, Mallett (Trotter 87), Allen, Barber, Leggett, Bolt (Wiggins 68), Southgate (Bak 85), Schaar (Jarrett 68), Crowe, Keeble Unused: Rea

Walsham: Dunn, Cooper, C. Glover, Hubbard (Moss 52), Lanchester, Dongary, S. Brame (McKensie-Vince 80), M. Glover, Norman (Blyth 80), J. Brame (Iglesias 52) Unused: Nurse

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