Reserves wind it up
Big win for reserves to keep up challenge
The reserves welcomed Tacolneston to Ransome Avenue with the visitors sitting second in the table at the start. Scole looking to improve their league position started down the hill but against the strong wind which was likely to have a bearing on the type of game.
Tacolneston were on top in the first 10 minutes and forced 4 or 5 corners with the wind behind them looking to take an early lead but Scole defended resiliently with Marcus Rolingson strength in the air being the highlight and Harry Greens goal remained intact. Scole started to play some football on the ground and Matty Anderson's movement and Harry Rolingson strength and pace down the right started to cause the visitors problems. It was the latter who opened the scoring following a good move Rolingson swept the ball home. The wind was making life difficult for the visitors to play their normal football and Scole were playing the ball out against the wind intelligently.
Scole were opening up Tacolneston on the break and should have increased their lead when Anderson fed Tom Green who missed the chance for glory. The midfield was all action and hurly burly without great football from either side but Scole stood strong to get through to half-time with the lead intact.
Even though they had the wind with them for the second half Scole needed to continue their work rate to ensure they got something from the game. With their very first attack the ball fell to Marcus Rolingson whose hopeful through ball bounced in the area and the visitors keeper misjudged the wind and it sailed over his head into the goal for Scole's second. It was all Scoile at this point but Tacolneston picked themselves up and forced their way back into the game and created a couple of chances. The major one being from the penalty spot as Sean Taylor was adjudged to have foul an attacker in the box. The spot kick hit the post and Harry Green scrambled the ball away. The visitors did pull one back with a finish at the far post and Scole had to up their game to see the win out - a bonus came in the last minute when Jordan Walters nipped in to beat the keeper at his near post.
A good win keeps up the momentum but there are still lots of games to go and plenty of team who will feel they have a chance to challenge at the top.
Man of the match: Marcus Rolingson who was outstanding