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Fortress Nyewood sees Rocks go top

THE ROCKS are sitting top of the table after rediscovering that winning feeling against Wingate and Finchley.


Jamie Howell’s men are turning Nyewood Lane into a fortress after the comfortable 3-1 victory maintained an unbeaten home run going back to the first game of the season.


It was a welcome return to winning ways for The Rocks after two disappointing defeats, first in the league at Lowestoft and then in the FA Trophy at Slough. But goals from Ollie Pearce,  Jimmy Wild and James Fraser earned Jamie Howell’s side all three points against the mid-table visitors, propelling Bognor to the top of the Ryman Premier.


The Rocks will have to wait a few days before getting back into action though, with no game tomorrow ahead of a trip to north London outfit Hendon on Tuesday (7.45pm).


But, based on Saturday’s form, a match against a side sitting third bottom and without a win in four should pose no major problems to Howell’s men.


The Rocks were quick out of the blocks against Wingate, spurning a number of chances in the first ten minutes.


It was Pearce who broke the deadlock soon after though, hitting home from a direct free-kick.


Bognor had to wait until the second half to add to the lead when Wild marked his return to full fitness with a headed goal to round off a lovely team move.


Fraser completed the scoring with ten minutes to go with a close-range finish. The visitors did get a consolation late on but it was not enough to dampen spirits among the majority in the crowd of 450 at Nyewood Lane.

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