'Connor Kerry with a brace to seal the points against Sheringham'
By Alan Boulter
Scole United 2 v 0 Sheringham
Scole burst back to form with a good 2-0 victory against a strong Sheringham side.
Goalkeeper Kai Hewitt
made a welcome return after missing 5 games with an injury, Kieran Manning
stepped up from the reserves and Ben Norton
-Hugman recovered from last week's knock to take a place on the bench.
The opening period was all Sheringham as Scole struggled to get any foothold on the game. Scole were lucky when the Shannocks managed to hit a post and the crossbar in the same attack on 19 minutes but this seemed to wake the home side up though and 15 minutes later a looping header from Callum Bray
bounced off the top of the visitors bar. Sheringham had a second let off just before the interval when a Josh Lucraft
effort did exactly the same.
In the second half Scole began to dominate possession and Connor Kerry
came close with a one on one with former Diss Town custodian Chris Bird. Sheringham were still having chances and keeper Hewitt had to be at his very best to keep a good effort out on 51 minutes. Minutes later though Scole took the lead. Josh Lucraft
's right wing corner was won with a back post header from Adam Solley
who guided the ball back across the goal for Kerry to head in from close range. Sheringham lost some discipline after this and their centre forward was sin binned for dissent and Scole began to control the game. Kerry got his second with a fine finish after being put through with a defence splitting pass from Alex Blakely
to seal the 3 points.
A really good team performance and credit to Hewitt and his defence for maintaining a clean sheet against a very good visiting attack and to Connor Kerry
for getting back amongst the goals.
Man of the Match: Alex Blakely
for a dominating midfield performance (picked by sponsor Bill Black)