Open game sees Scole beat higher league opposition
Scole reserves were on their travels again on Saturday this time in the league cup visiting higher league Blofield reserves where you always get a good welcome and a hard game - nothing changes much in 40 years!!
Blofield signed 4 players on prior to the game a couple of whom looked as though they had played at a higher level previously and put the pressure on Scole right from the start. A couple of half-chances had been created by the home team when a hopeful ball was knocked upfield and their striker forced Josh Goodwin to lose the ball and Blofield took the lead on 10 minutes. Scole started to get into the game and using the pace of Harry Browne and Kieran Manning started to create chances, Callum Boulter's cross was just reached by Browne but tantalisingly went over the bar with an empty net waiting! The home defence were now starting to worry about the Scole frontline and Browne wriggled through again and equalised when his shot went in off the keeper. A minute later and Scole were in front as Manning also got through the defence and hit the back of the net. Blofield them went into meltdown mode as the central midfielder was sin-binned but could easily have been red carded for swinging out at Manning after his admittedly loose challenge. Their right back then launched a vicious kick on Boulter but he missed wildly and only received a yellow. Scole were in complete control now although as Blofield went up for a corner another coming together of 2 centre halfs could have seen more red cards had the referee seen it although to be fair the ball was back in Blofields half by then! It was still only 2-1 at half-time and Scole were warned that Blofield will come out strong again for thje second half. This they did and Scokle did not cope and they got behind the away defence to sneak one in at the near post for the equaliser.
Scole did not sit back though and showed some character as they out stretched the home defence time after time, Manning eventually catching a through ball and lobbing the keeper to put Scole back in front. Manning then hit a beauty to put the visitors 4-2 up but some slack play from Scole in defence and great finish from Blofield striker whose shot hit the top corner from outside the box. Scole wrapped things up though when debutant Harry Abbott touched home a Manning cross for a 5-3 scoreline.
Man of the match: This week goes to Kieran Grady who came into the starting 11 as holding midfield and done a great job breaking up play and supporting other players around him.