Reserves Goal Crazy Cup Win
Goal glut sees reserves through to second round
The reserves met Dereham Taverners in The Norfolk Junior Cup 1st round, the Taverners who have won the Norfolk primary cup 3 years on the trot were expected to be tough opposition and although the final is played at Carrow Road the cup takes in teams right up to division 2 so hopes of going too deep into the competition were not high.
Scole started with an experimental formation of 3-4-3 trying to fit the available players into their best positions and basically just go for it. Scole nearly took the lead in the first few minutes when Jordan Walters crossed for Matty Anderson to narrowly head over. Unfortunately the new tactics did not work with the visitors exploiting the spaces down the flanks scoring after 10 minutes with some good pass and movement and then when Dereham made 2 after 20 minutes Scole were staring down the barrel. A change of formation by captain Ben Cussons to a more solid 4-4-2 with Jack Payne dropping back to right back - a huge boost it was to have him back in the starting line up and Harry Rolingson having to take up a slightly wider role.
Scole immediately pulled one back when Jordan Walters let fly from the edge of the area and a deflection helped the ball on its way into the back of the net. Within 4 minutes Scole were level when Will Goulding drifted in from the left and drove a piercing shot into the far corner. This lifted Scole and Dereham were wobbling as Matty Anderson scored 2 delightful goals to give the hosts a 4-2 ht lead.
Dereham were shell-shocked and Scole knew that they would come out all guns blazing for the second half - but it as Scole who attacked immediately and a pull back from H Rolingson found Goulding who cooly slotted home. Scole needed to keep their work rate up as there was still plenty of time remaining and Dereham pulled one back as Scole dropped off. The work rate and pass and movement soon returned however and following an Anderson shot Matt Heuschneider fired in for Scole's 6th from an acute angle. Harry Rolingson causing all sorts of problems down the right steamed through for the 7th and a wicked free-kick from Walters completed the rout and finishing the scoring at 8-3.
Dereham are a much better team than the scoreline suggests but Scole were just on fire on the day - its a pity they did not stay for the food laid on for them afterwards! The last 25 minutes of the first half were probably some of the best football we have played for a long time.
Man of the match: Several contenders: Will Goulding, Matty Anderson, Jack Stevenson for instance but this week goes to Jordan Walters- Mccue for a terrific performance and Dereham had no answer for him on the day.