Reserves Dig Deep For Away Win
By Paul Head
Tight game ends with Nathan Doe grabbing the winner
The reserves travelled to Yelverton for their first away game of the season and welcoming back Jack Stevenson
and Tom Davey for their first games of the season along with newcomers Harvey White
and Jordan Foster
On a tight bumpy pitch the football was never going to be one for the purist and thats how it turned out. Yelverton chose to play down the slope in the first half as Scole struggled a little to find space to move the ball around. The home team were pumping balls down the middle that both Ben Cussons
and Jack Stevenson
lapped up with Josh Goodwin behind them looking more impressive every game although not having to make a save, command of his area and handling were excellent. Scole went close when both Max Turner
and Nathan Doe
had openings and Yelverton pressed the other end and only a goalmouth scramble and last ditch defending from Scole kept the score sheet 0-0. Harvey White
looking impressive in his debut got an ankle knock and was replaced by the equally impressive debut for Jordan Foster
. It remained o-o at half-time.
Scole with the advantage of the slope second half and used it well after 50 minutes when a far post cross from Brendan Head
found the head of Cussons who nodded back across goal for Doe to gleefully sidefoot home from a couple of yards. Yelverton upped the pressure and pushed Scole back but without really creating a clean cut chance. Scole continued to play with strength and speed and when Turner hit a left foot shot from close range the home keeper made a superb save to keep the scoreline 1-0. The home side were putting even more pressure on the Scole back line but the team dug in and saw off the couple of half-chances that Yelverton created to take an important 3 points back to Scole.
A good team effort from everyone - thanks to Dan Burton
again for his commitment and attitude.
Man of the match - although everyone put a shift in Max Turner
gets the plaudits this week holding the ball up well up front and a great effort especially after getting a knock in the first half.