"1st team grab home draw against promotion rivals"
Scole United fc 1 v 1 Attleborough Town fc
Scole 1st team welcomed a depleted Attleborough Town side to Ransome Avenue, who came into the game on the back of a defeat to the division's bottom side Cromer Town. Scole were expecting a reaction from Attleborough and it was no surprise they got one.
Scole started the brighter of the two sides and could have gone in front when a good cross from James Harrison found the head of Bradley Hunt who guided his header towards the corner only to be denied by the Attleborough keeper who pulled off a good save.
In truth the game lacked any real quality with both teams huffing and puffing, but on to many occasions Scole's final ball let them down when they got in dangerous positions.
Scole's only other attempt in the first half was another Hunt header which went over crossbar. Attleborough who were working manfully didn’t muster a single shot on target in the opening 45 mins.
Scole came out for second half expecting more of the same and this is exactly what they got. Attleborough frustrated the home side and with 25 minutes to go scored with their only shot on target on the day when left winger Matty Carr was given too much time and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
Scole now introduced David Coleman and Kieran Manning looking to get back into the game and it was the first that started to cause problems and create opportunities.
With 15 minutes to go Scole drew level, when Coleman held off his man and played the ball into the path of Harrison who fired a low shot into the corner.
The final 15 minutes were played out with Scole desperately searching for the winner but were unable to break down a stubborn Attleborough side.
In truth Scole didn’t deserve the win and credit to Attleborough who traveled with a bare 11 and deserved a point for their effort.
Results elsewhere went for Scole and the point now leaves Scole 3 points off promotion with 12 games to go, so still a great chance, however they will have to perform much better in games coming up, starting next week with a game against Loddon.