Search

Football: Scole hopes end after defeat

21:49 12 April 2012

Acle United Reserves 5 Scole United 3

Scole lost a thrilling game to Acle Reserves on Saturday to extinguish their Anglian Combination Division Two promotion hopes.

Acle had a very good side out for this game and it was an excellent game of football.

Scole played some lovely football in the opening minutes, but gradually Acle started to impose their slick football on the game and went one up after 15 minutes when their tricky wideman beat Ellis who hauled him down for a penalty which was duly converted.

Scole equalised within five minutes. A corner was driven in by Bloomfield and Solley rose highest to power in a typical header.

Flint then went close, but Scole were struggling to contain Acle as well. Scole conceded a poor second goal before half-time. Acle took a very quick throw-in when Scole were still re-organising and after a quick cross in, their centre forward stabbed the ball home.

Both teams knew that the first goal of the second half was crucial and it went to Acle. Keeper Buckmaster was injured and had to clear a backpass into touch which again was quickly taken and converted by Acle.

Scole tried hard and Flint had a volley cleared from near the line before Scole made it 3-2 when Ashford drilled home after beating his man.

It was now game on, but Acle again scored when a good move culminated in a powerful diving header to make it 4-2. Cussons slipped Ashford throug, but the Acle linesman put his flag up.

Burden was now introduced and he did his cause no harm when he went close twice. Cussons’ long-range piledriver was parried by the keeper who also saved Burden’s rebound.

Acle did finally kill the game off when a cross came in that Scole had three chances to clear before the Acle centre forward buried under Buckmaster.

Scole kept plugging away and Cussons won a 50-50 with the Acle keeper before rolling it into an empty net to make the final score 5-3.

Man of the match: Cussons.

0 comments

Other Diss sport

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Great Yarmouth celebrating their Vase win at Waltham Forest. Picture: David Bauckham

The second round of the FA Vase takes centre stage for Eastern Counties League teams this afternoon.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Norwich's Richie Rhodes ploughs thriugh the mud at Braintree last Saturday. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite

A mouth-watering local derby is in prospect at Beeston Hyrne tomorrow when Division 2NE leaders Norwich take on Diss.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Harleston Magpies Ladies produced a fantastic performance to win at St Albans, who are currently one of the top teams in the league.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Diss, orange, have had a season to forget. Picture: JOHN HUTTON

New Diss Town boss Mark Reeve says his immediate aim is to preserve the club’s Thurlow Nunn Premier Division status.

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 9°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition