Improved Freethorpe make Scole work hard for the 3 points
Scole reserves kept up their push for promotion with their 9th win in 10 games and hopefully keeping a good momentum going for the remainder of the season.
Scole started brightly and in just the second Harry Brookes was released down the left he cut in and his shot came back off the post and was cleared. Not sure if the Scole players thought that this game might be easy after the start but the home side showed that they had improved from the game prior to Christmas and created a chance for a forward who shot over - Scole didnt take heed of the warning and still tried to over play and Freethorpe took the lead on 25 minutes as Scole dithered the home side attacked down the Scole left and shot past Josh Goodwin in goal. This pushed Scole forward and they were level 2 minutes later when a free-kick was challenged for in the area and Brookes was on hand to bundles the ball over the line. Five minutes later and Scole were in front following a corner Brookes was at the far post and he side-footed past the rooted keeper. Scole again took their foot off the pedal although Tom Davey headed against the post and Scole's free-kicks and corners were causing the home side some trouble. As Scole eased off the home side pushed forward and were awarded a free-kick 25 yards out and a fierce shot form that kick saw Goodwin get his hands to it but the ball slipped into the goal for an equaliser just before the break.
Scole now knew they were in a game and came out for the second half in much better mood to take the game to Freehtorpe and it was hopefully only a matter of time before they got the lead back. On 55 minutes Callum Boulter was released down the right and an awkward challenge in the back saw Boulter fall in the penalty area and the referee pointed to the spot. Alex Hogg confidently strode up and stroked the ball past the keeper to pust Scole in front and now well in control of the game. However an anxious moment a few minutes later and a Freethorpe shout for a penalty for a well timed tackle was waved away by the ref. Scole needed another goal to ease the nerves and up popped Nathan Doe to poke the ball home for Scole's fourth. It was all Scole now as the home side's heads went down and Brookes got a deserved hat-trick when he beat his man and stroked the ball into th efar corner for a 5-2 scoreline for the Scole reserves.
Another hard fought 3 points and 5 tough games to go to the end of the season.
Man of the match - with a well taken hat-trick Harry Brookes
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