Reserves Remain Unbeaten
Another close game but all 3 points delivered to Scole
Without still looking at their best Scole retained their unbeaten start to the season although it must be said should have been home and dry long before the final whistle.
Scole starting with First Team manager Jon Abbot in goal following call-offs earlier in the day and George Reeder in defence alongside Jake Wooton. David Coleman started on the bench following the first team game alongside assistant first team manager Lewis Plowman and Rusty Brown dragged out of the bar following a late call-off.
Scole started much better in the first half than they have done but were still rushing their final ball or in front of goal - however chances were created for Jordan McCue, Willl Goulding and Brendan Head but the visiting keeper kept them all out. Scole were playing some decent football at times but Walsham still looked capable of scoring from set pieces and in particular from one corner when a Walsham player was left unmarked but he headed high and wide. Abbot in goal was again handling well and playing out from the back. Ben Cussons in the centre of midfield was looking more comfortable with the tall, young Luke Gould in there with him who looked strong and assured. Neither side could break the deadlock before half-time.
The second-half started with Walsham stronger and although not creating anything did put the Scole defence under presssure. 12 minutes in and the reserves looked as though they were following the same storyline as the first team as Walsham got a goal from nowhere as a long through ball was not cleared and Walsham opened the scoring. Soon after Scole changed things around with Coleman and Plowman coming on and the impact was immediate as the Scole attack suddenly had some pace and Jordan MCue drifted in from the left and sidefooted home for an equaliser despite the linesmans flag belatedly being put up following protests from the Walsham players, the referee chose to ignore the flag and gave the goal. Scole scored again within a minute when Coleman tip-toed through and slid the ball home. Coleman was looking dangerous every time he got the ball and increased Scole's lead after 75 minutes making 3-1 dragging his shot between the keeper and post. Scole were looking comfortable now and should have gone on and increased their lead however some sloppy defending and another dubious penalty awarded against us saw Walsham pull one back. Scole had to hang-one for the last 10 minutes as Walsham pushed for an equaliser. Scole have now conceded 4 penalties in their opening 4 games hopefully we can put a stop to that one!
Another 3 points and top of the early league table is all we can ask for at this stage.
Man of the match: George Reeder who didnt put a foot wrong all day.