Reserves Bad Day At The Office!
Strong reserves team well beaten
Scole reserves travelled to play Tacolneston albeit on the 3G pitch at the FDC Heartsease knowing that they needed a win to get back into the top group of teams bundling from promotion.
The game started badly conceding a goal in the first minute when Scole gave the ball away in midfield a quick through ball the centre of defence and James Platt coming across to cover fouled the striker on the edge of the area and was perhaps lucky not to receive straight red but just a yellow instead. The resulting free-kick went straight through the wall and under keeper Harry Green. This gave Tacolneston great encouragement and they pushed Scole back for lengthy periods although without creating chances at that time. Scole eventually got thier game together with Matt Anderson's running creating space for Scole that they could not exploit. Tacolneston still looked as though they had the desire to compete and forced Green into a couple of saves before half-time and skimming the bar with another shot. Ben Norton-Hugman went closest for Scole as his free-kick skimmed the bar as well.
Scole made a couple of changes at halftime and a change in formation which looked to work as the visitors went on the attack for the first 10 minutes but without creating any clear cut chances. Tacolneston though rallied and scored their second as their strong winger went down the line and the ball was forced over the line. The home team has several chances twice hitting the post. Scole really needed to push on now but the home side scored a third to make life difficult as Ben Cussons headed the ball back to Green somehow a striker nipped in and tapped into an empty goal. Scole pulled a goal back when Ollie Boardman let fly from the edge of the area straight into the top corner.
However just as Scole thought they might get a sniff Tacolneston scored a fourth as the visitors pushed forward to put the game to bed.
Considering the team that we had out a very dissapointing result but Tacolneston fully deserved their win as they bascially had more desire to win, Scole could argue that they hadnt played for 3 weeks and didnt get to grips with the 3G pitch but we have to learn to cope with issues like that to get promotion it will be the teams who put a consitent run together in the second half of the season. Next game in the New Year on 6th Jan at home to AC Mill Lane.
Man of the math: Although not many really came out with a lot of credit Jack Stevenson did at least get show some desire.