'Red Card costs Scole 1st team dear....!!!'
Scole United fc 2 v 4 Sheringham fc
With manager Ben Cussons away it was left to assistants Alan Boulter & James Wilby to try to lift the spirits following last weeks defeat. Scole were always going to have their work cut out facing a Sheringham side who in January put 7 past them without reply.
Scole started strongly when Tom Green
was chopped down just outside the Sheringham 18yd box and young Harry Browne
skilfully converted the free kick in the 2nd minute of the game. Scole could and should have doubled their lead following good work from Dave Coleman on the left gave Browne the opportunity to shoot but he spurned his chance! Sheringham promptly attacked from there and the lively Jordan Rocastle showed why he is so highly prized with a turn of pace and sharply taken equaliser. Rocastle doubled Sheringham's lead when he converted his own won free kick, his vicious shot going straight through the poorly constructed Scole wall. But Scole hit back when once again Browne collected his own cleared corner and gave himself space to deliver a deep cross towards the back post which evaded everyone including the keeper to make it 2-2. The game was fairly even after that and if anything Scole were gaining the upper hand with Coleman scaring the living daylights out of the North Norfolk sides defence every time he ran at them. This was the shape of the game until the 62nd minute when full back Connor Jamieson received a caution for backchatting the referee and lost his head by continuing to berate the official and 2 minutes later receive his second yellow and being ordered from the field of play! This meant a reshuffle and Scole had their backs to the wall. They defended gallantly until 10 minutes from the end when Rocastle backed his Hat-trick when he got a lucky bounce that tricked the Scole defence! Scole threw caution to the wind to find an equaliser and were caught on the break giving Sheringham and their hat-trick hero an undeserved fourth which put an unfair reflection on the game!
A good battling performance from Scole who if they had kept their full compliment of players would have surely got something from ther game.
Player of the Match for Scole: Matt Anderson