Reserves back to winning ways
Reserves beat promotion chasing Harling reserves
Scole reserves fielding a good sprinkling of players with first team experience in addition to the welcome return of Jack Payne and Hayden Wilby and 3 new additions to the squad this week in Jay Rose, Karl Ready and a transfer from East Harling Jonathan Campion.
The 5 players having played the evening before for the first team could have done with a rest but to their credit turned up to help the club out. East Harling laying in thris position in thge league were favourites on paper for the 3 points but Scole were on the front foot right from the kick off and a Will Goulding free-kick from out on the left was met firmly by the impressive Matt Heushneider and he planted hi header home to open the scoring. East Harling were shocked by the goal and Scole pushed forward in numbers to try and get a second. It was Harling who were soon back in the game though when a forward was allowed to slip through and score. Scole with 5 in midfield began to struggles to support Rob Fuller playing up front on his own.
Jack Payne playing his first game since the September was full of his normal running and chasing and when placed 20 yards out found his shot dipping just under the crossbar for an excellent goal to put Scole back in front before half-time. The Scole defence with Pooley and cash in the centre of defence, was now looking solid at the back as Harling were unable to break them down.
Scole started off the second half with a booking before the whistle was blown as the ref took exception to David Coleman's eagerness to get on the field of play! The game was a good local derby with a couple of tough but good tackles coming in from both sides and the referee unfortunately started to get a little whistle happy and the flow of the game was interrupted which with Harling losing was getting to them as Scole kept their discipline well. Half way through the half Heushneider's run was brough to end just inside the penalty box and Jay Rose stepped up to thump the ball home to give Scole a 2 goal lead. Josh Goodwin in goal then pulled off a brilliant double save as he fell on the floor and managed to keep the ball out and maintain Scole's lead.
Harling them had a man harshly sent-off for a rash challenge that was probably only a booking but this then gave Harling a bit more impetus and they pulled a goal back with 5 minutes remaining following a good run down the left and a low cross that was fired in. Harling kept pressing for the equaliser but Scole broke and Rose ran through holding off the defender really well and slotting past the keeper to make the game safe for Scole.
A good 3 points but player shortage in the reserves will be an issue to the end of the season .
Man of the match: Danny Cash was a rock at the back and Matt Heushneider was all over the pitch again but Tom Green gets the award this week having played on the Friday coming off with cramp played in centre midfield and won everything.