'Coleman bags a Hat-trick as Scole hit the goal trail!'
Scole United 7 v 1 Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves
Scole looking to bounce back following last week's defeat at Sheringham faced Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves at Ransome Avenue in the 1st part of a double header with the reserves facing Attleborough later in the day.
Scole were missing their goalkeeper Ben Buckmaster as well as centre back Taylor Pooley & striker Tom Green. This meant defender Nat Ireland donned the gloves and Ben Cussons
and Harry Rolingson were promoted from the reserves squad.
They started really well and were knocking the ball around at a tremendous pace and were creating chances from the off. It seemed like it was going to be another case of struggling to score when on 17 minutes, James Harrison
who was tying his full back in knots crossed the ball for Nyle Barker
to place a slide rule shot into the corner of the goal through a crowded box. Kirkley attacked from the kick off and won a free kick on the edge of the penalty area. The Kirkley right back hit a hard shot that rookie keeper Ireland looked to have covered when it took a wicked deflection and went into the opposite side of the goal for an equaliser. Scole kept pushing back though and Kieran Manning
had a blistering shot ricochet back off the post from another Harrison cross. Harrison was causing carnage every time he got the ball and when he went on a mazy run he was clipped and skipper Ben Norton
-Hugman converted the spot kick to retake the lead. A minute later Harrison was away again but his shot cannoned back from the opposite post to deny him a deserved goal. Hugman then played a lovely layback for left winger Dave Coleman to get in on the act to make it 3-1. The best move of the game resulted in goal number four. A long ball played out of defence by Reece Lanchester
was superbly knocked on first time by Manning for Norton-Hugman to pick out Coleman for his second of the game.
Unforetunately Harrison succumbed to injury at half time and his replacement Chris Collins Reed scored Scole's fifth with his 1st touch, a flicked diving header from a Coleman cross.Coleman completed his hat-trick following a long pass from Collins-Reed and the scoring was rounded off by Norton-Hugman with a good individual goal to make it a convincing 7-1 win.
A good performance from the squad in which the back four of Boardman, Cussons, Lanchester & Grant protected their stand in goalkeeper extremely well allowing the attackers the freedom to do the damage.