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Veterans - Match centre

Swaffham Town
Scole United FC
Full time
G Lincoln (15', 22', 40'), M Baker (30'), G Ruddock (35'), D Barrett (65'), N Manning (70'), J Hanner (82')
Sun 23 Apr 14:30 - League

Scole Vets finish with a flourish

Eight goals and Five consecutive Clean sheets

Scole Vets travelled to bottom side Swaffham Town looking to end their season with a win and keep up the pressure on second placed Unthank Arms, who have a game in hand. The League One title could come down to goal difference and Scole were looking for goals. They were without Goreham, Earrye, Simon Bartram and the suspended Powell, but welcomed back Brian Midwinter and Jonathan Hanner, and also Paul Head taking his place on the bench as a late replacement.

Scole were lucky not to be punished for a slow start, the hosts having the ball in the net, but ruled out as the referee had already blown for an earlier infringement. It wasn't long before top scorer Lincoln opened his account, sliding the ball under just inside the post and then firing home with aplomb to give Scole a 2-0 lead. Matthew Baker seized on some loose play and added a third, before Partridge squared to Ruddock to make it four. Lincoln completed a first half hat-trick from Wootton's cross to give Scole a five goal lead at the break. Other chances had been missed and it could have been worse for the hosts.

Changes were made after the break, a new forward line of Barrett and Head had plenty of play, the former scoring in an empty goal after good work from Hanner. The hosts posed more of a threat as Scole pushed on, but keeper Bartram only really had one save to make. Manning's corner curled inside the near post for seven and Hanner finished from 18 yards for number eight, after Swaffham failed to clear their lines.

A fifth consecutive clean sheet and a goal difference of +30 has given Scole every chance of being crowned champions.

Jonathan Hanner

Player of the Match

Jonathan Hanner

Key moments

15:00
Goal Gareth Lincoln scores for Scole United FC
22:00
Goal Gareth Lincoln scores for Scole United FC
30:00
Goal Matthew Baker scores for Scole United FC
35:00
Goal Graham Ruddock scores for Scole United FC
40:00
Goal Gareth Lincoln scores for Scole United FC
65:00
Goal Dale Barrett scores for Scole United FC
70:00
Goal Nigel Manning scores for Scole United FC
82:00
Goal Jonathan Hanner scores for Scole United FC

Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Steve Bartram keeps a clean sheet for Scole United FC
90:00 Player of the Match
Jonathan Hanner is awarded player of the match for Scole United FC
82:00 Goal 0 - 8
Jonathan Hanner scores for Scole United FC
70:00 Goal 0 - 7
Nigel Manning scores for Scole United FC
65:00 Assist
Jonathan Hanner makes an assist for Scole United FC
65:00 Goal 0 - 6
Dale Barrett scores for Scole United FC
End of period 1
40:00 Goal 0 - 5
Gareth Lincoln scores for Scole United FC
35:00 Assist
Christiaan Partridge makes an assist for Scole United FC
35:00 Goal 0 - 4
Graham Ruddock scores for Scole United FC
30:00 Goal 0 - 3
Matthew Baker scores for Scole United FC
22:00 Goal 0 - 2
Gareth Lincoln scores for Scole United FC
15:00 Goal 0 - 1
Gareth Lincoln scores for Scole United FC
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As it happened

  • Swaffham Town
  • Scole United FC
  • 0
  • Gareth Lincoln Goal 15:00'
  • Gareth Lincoln Goal 22:00'
  • Matthew Baker Goal 30:00'
  • Christiaan Partridge Assist 35:00'
  • Graham Ruddock Goal 35:00'
  • Gareth Lincoln Goal 40:00'
  • Jonathan Hanner Assist 65:00'
  • Dale Barrett Goal 65:00'
  • Nigel Manning Goal 70:00'
  • Jonathan Hanner Goal 82:00'

Team selection

Bartram, Steve Bartram, Steve
Williams, Dave Williams, Dave
Hughes, Shane Hughes, Shane
Midwinter, Brian Midwinter, Brian
Wootton, Richard Wootton, Richard
Baker, Matthew Baker, Matthew
Hanner, Jonathan Hanner, Jonathan
Manning, Nigel Manning, Nigel
Partridge, Christiaan Partridge, Christiaan
Lincoln, Gareth Lincoln, Gareth
Ruddock, Graham Ruddock, Graham

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