The reserves travelled to Poringland for their fourth away match on the trot and came away with all 3 points in what was a poor match. With a clear up of the pitch prior to the game of presents from the local dog walkers club that didn't bode well for a game on a sloping bumpy pitch.
Scole did however start off well and looked in control of the game right from the start with very few anxious moments for them despite the very good efforts from Poringlands number 10 who looked a menace throughout however a changed back 4 from the visitors with a first start for Lewis Naulls for a number of years and the returning Joe Andrews at right back kept a tight ship. Only a couple of half chances were created by Scole before an excellent move saw the ball fall to Harvey White 20 yards out and he let loose with a left foot shot that beat the keeper into the left hand corner of the net to put Scole one up. The home team then had surge up front and saw their strikers shot come off the inside of the post and across the goal before Scole managed to clear it away from danger. Scole's second followed 10 minutes later when a Naulls shot/cross found Brendan Head beyond the far post and he headed back across goal for Harry Brookes to follow in to tap into an empty net. Scole should have got a third but were not able to finish off some good work from Harry Rolingson. HT - 0-2
With Scole going down the slope in the second half everyone expected a few more goals to follow but they didn't come due to some good keeping from the home keeper, bad luck and Scole looking to try and walk the ball into the net at times and when Poringland had a break away with 20 minutes remaining and nicked a goal in the corner Scole had a game on their hands. Scole tried to shore things up changing to 4-5-1 for the remainder of the game. The goal had raised the home team and almost levelled when another through ball eluded Josh Goodwin but Andrews was on hand to clear, Scole continued to make chances however to kill the game off but could not find the finish.
3 points on the board from another away trip and a good team spirit but lots of hard games to come.
Man of the match chosen by captain Jack Stevenson was Joe Andrews who looked a class above all game.
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