GUSS FC Frustrated
Reserves fall to away defeat in disappointing fashion
Reserves travelled to another of the teams looking for promotion and came away defeated, with unavailability an issue during the week, 2 players being declared not fit enough prior to the game and the chairman in goal it was always going to be hard work.
However Scole started brightly and threatened the home defence several times before Jack Payne found himself at the back of the penalty box unmarked and he drilled the ball home to put Scole in front. Jake Wooton to his credit tried to play with an injury but was forced off after only 10 minutes with an able replacement of Sean Taylor.
Scole however seemed disrupted and the 2 Beccles wingers were very lively and were pushing the Scole defence to its limit however they coped admirably and Christiaan Partridge in goal was not put under any enormous pressure other then a goal mouth scramble and some long shots. Scole got to half-time still in the lead and needed to manage the remainder of the game with no further subs.
The second half started poorly for Scole though and Beccles were soon level when from a corner a forward managed to outjump everyone and glance the ball home. Beccles had their tails up and Scole could not match this and Beccles got their noses in front when a ball was deemed over the line although it was not clear probably the correct decision. Scole were becoming frustrated by the erratic refereeing and Sean Taylor was deemed to ave sdai something out of turn and sinbinned. Shortly after returning to the pitch Brendan Head slid in the box with an attacker and the referee quickly pointed to the spot and Head was sin binned for the immediate frustration towards the official. Beccles slotted the ball home for a 3-1 lead. Scole battled on but with reduced numbers struggles to make any decent attacks. Scole were reduced to 9 men for a small period when Matt Anderson was sin binned for an amusing remark to an opposition player! Beccles could not add to their tally and the game was lost for Scole playing with 10 for the remainder of the game.
A frustrating game with a poor official where we lost our discipline, lack of subs didnt help and I hold my hand up for not being able to get enough players there.
Man of the match: Marcus Rolingson who dominated at the back