Scole Vets season ends with defeat
Scoreline hard on Scole as North Walsham snatch late winner
Scole Vets finished the league campaign with a narrow defeat in a match they had enough chances in to win. Without The Bartram’s, Hanner and Ellis, and with late call-offs from Bannon and Hutchison, Chenery came in to the side for a second successive match. Scole started well, and caused away keeper Gibbs some problems. Scole dominated possession, but North Walsham looked dangerous on the break. Manning scooped over from close range, before the visitors took the lead, a well struck shot giving keeper Partridge no chance. Scole battled on and were gifted a chance to equalise when Goreham was brought down in the box. Powell tucked away the resulting penalty, and Scole dominated the rest of the half, with Earrye and Baker working well together down the left side.
After the break, the contest continued in much the same vein, Scole trying to press and the visitors trying to play on the break. The movement of the visitors’ strikers was starting to cause problems, Partridge blocking McGilway’s effort having cut across the box. As Scole tired, North Walsham had increasing possession and caused more problems coming forward. The winning goal came from a needless free-kick, Partridge tipping the ball on the bar, only to rebound back to one the strikers to head home from point blank range. Ruddock had a good strike well saved by Gibbs, and North Walsham held on for the win.
A special mention to Paul Chenery, having been called up Sunday morning and looked like he’d played the whole season.