Five goal home haul keeps the pressure on at the top
Scole reserves welcomed Thetford rovers reserves to Ransomes Avenue, after a testing week for the club the Scole spirit lives on in both teams as the reserves continued their push at the top of the table.
Scole looked fairly comfortable at the start of the games and were pushing forward looking for an early breakthrough but were frustrated initially and when Thetford nearly took the lead following a mix up in the Scole defence and Brendan Head headed off the line Scole it looked like it could be one of those days. However after 20 minutes Harry Rolingson following a corner had a shot from the right that was saved by the keeper but he could only palm the ball inot the path of Ben Cussons who slotted home. Five minutes later and it was 2 when Max Turner rose for a header and planted it low down just inside the goalpost. Thetford were still able to create a couple of chances as Scole looked unusually lax at the back and Jopsh Goodwin had to be on his toes to make a couple of saves. Scoel however then scored the best goal of the game as tricky young forward Harry Brookes took the ball down the left and his hard and low cross that was met by Rolingson charging and his volley flew into the back of the net to make it 3-0 at half-time.
The second half was a pretty dire affair with a sticky bumpy pitch not helping and Scole scored a fourth from another corner as the ball evaded the front post Tom Davey somehow managed to back header the ball into the goal. Thetford still created a couple of chances as Scole took their foot further off the pedal and were struggling to play their normal game. However a fifth goal followed when Brookes was brought down in the box and the same player got up and cooly slotted home. Thetford then scored a deserved consolation goal in the dying minutes to make the final score 5-1.
Man of the match: Josh Goodwin for keeping on his toes and making a couple of saves when not too busy.