Reserves doing it the Woolwich Way
By Paul Head
One-nil win on the road gains another 3 points
The reserves travelled to Euston Park to take on Thetford Rovers reserves who have had some mixed results so far this season. Scole dominated possession from the start and put some good effort into the game. The first couple of chances fell to Nathan Doe whose shots from distance went over the bar then Harry Rolingson had a turn and shot but that also went over. Brendan Head was causing lots of concern for the home defence with his hard running and a couple of his crosses were not able to be converted as Scole piled on the pressure. As the half wore on Thetford begun to try their luck and few free-kicks and corners caused some concern in the Scole defense as the score remained nil-nil at half-time.
Scole had to be patient and the goal would come during the second half - this it did when Jack Stevenson took a quick free-kick and as Rolingson beat his man before firing home the visitors were less than pleased when the linesman raised his flag for offside! The referee at this point was losing the game as decisions were not inconsistent. Scole did however manage to take the lead when a cross into the box was challenged for by Rolingson but the ball fell kindly to Head's feet and he thumped home from 10 yards. Scole now had something to hold onto and could not find sufficeint quality for another goal despite efforts from Harry Browne, Harry Brookes and Rolingson again. Thetford pushed forward towards the end in the hope of an equalizer with 15 minutes remaining Head was sin-binned for venting frustration at the refs decisions! The visitors however held on for the 3 points and are level on points at the top of the table albeit their goal difference is far away from the top 2!!
Man of the match: Nathan Doe and Tom Davey had strong performance and despite the sin bin - Brendan Head gets it this week for his hard running.