Scole Vets back to winning ways
Lincoln Hat-trick on return from suspension
Scole Veterans moved their home game to Dickleburgh today due to the weather, looking to get back to winning ways against a Cringleford team who had been tough to beat on the first day of the season. Scole were also pleased to have Lincoln back in the starting line-up after suspension.
Changing to a 3-5-2 formation, Scole made a positive start. The wing back role seemed to suit Earrye, who opened the scoring early on with a fine finish. It wasn't long before Lincoln was in on the action, with a fine turn to score a second and a gift from the opposing keeper for a third. Cringleford were dropping to deeper to try and get meaningful possession, but Scole had adapted well to the change in formation and piled on the pressure. The forward line of Ruddock and Lincoln looked as if they had more goals in them, but a fourth came from Hanner after the visitors failed to clear their lines from a corner.
Scole led 4-0 at the break, but whereas they had taken their foot off the pedal in previous games, actually capitalised on their lead. Lincoln completed his hat-trick, and then was brought down in the box, with Derek Midwinter slotting home the resultant penalty. Cringleford certainly enjoyed more possession in the second period, but failed to produce anything to trouble keeper Bartram. Barrett should have scored when Partridge slotted him in one on one, but Hanner scored his second and Scole's seventh curling in form 20 yards, to finish the scoring. Scole will hope to take this form forward in next week's top of the table clash against Unthank Arms.
Special thanks to Dale Barrett for helping me to mark the pitch out, also to those who cleaned the changing rooms out after the match.