Reserves deserved victory but fortunate winner at the end!
After 2 weeks off its always difficult to get going again but both teams approached the game with plenty of effort and desire to win the game. Yelverton started brightly but without creating anything and Scole realised that they were going to be in a battle, Harry Rolingson whose strong running was upsetting the visitors defence right from the start and when he went through one on one with the keeper his shot just missed the far post by inches. Rolingson went through again shortly after and as he nicked the ball past the keeper towards the goal the keeper took the forward out just outside the penalty area and the ball was cleared off the line by a defender. Only a free-kick for the home side and no action against the keeper. Yelverton then went up the other end and a forward with a bouncing ball clipped a shot over his shoulder and over Josh Goodwin in goal for the opening goal. Scole came back strongly but could not force their way past the determined visitors defence until after 31 minutes Harry Browne and Rolingson combined and Harry Brookes followed up with a strong run into the box and knocked the loose ball into the back of the net for Scoles deserved equaliser. Scole tired a bit towards the end of the half and Yelverton had a shot headed off the line by Brendan Head. Halftime came with the scores still level.
Scole took the game to the visitors in the second half and forced a number of excellent saves from the visiting keeper especially a pile driver from Alex Hogg from the edge of the box and then a close range effort following a scramble in the box. Yelverton were still dangerous on the break and Scole had to continue to be alert and Goodwin was awake to a couple of angled crosses that he dealt with well. Harry Browne then had a header in front of goal but he could not manage to keep the ball down and his header went over the bar. With five minutes remaining Scole pushed forward for another attack and as the ball came loose in the area Hogg had another fierce shot but Kez Grady managed to divert the ball in over the helpless keeper for the winner. The visitors pushed for an equalizer in the remaining minutes bit Scole held on for an important 3 points.
Man of the match: Harry Rolingson for his strong running that the visitors could not cope with.