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Scole need to start putting their chances away

PUBLISHED: 19:21 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 19:22 05 September 2017

Scole, for the second week running, were left to rue a stack of missed chances as they dropped two Anglian Combination Division One points.

In what is becoming a familiar tale Scole bossed the possession and should have had much than a one goal advantage at half-time following James Harrison’s header from a good Nathan Ireland free-kick delivery.

After a slow start to the second half they once again created a glut of opportunities but just couldn’t find the killer touch.

Aylsham got an equaliser from a rare foray forward but Scole retook the lead when debutant substitute Chris Collins-Reed, with his first touch after replacing Tom Green, nicked the ball off the centre half and put in a decent cross for skipper Ben Norton-Hugman to put away.

But following a mixture of great goalkeeping from the young Aylsham custodian and wasteful finishing Scole could only draw as Aylsham added a second late in the half. Scole are performing well but badly need to kill teams off when they are dominating.

In Anglian Combination Division Five Scole Reserves won 4-0 at Poringland Wanderers Reserves

The home team were trying to play some good football but came up against a resilient Scole defence who scored three goals before half-time through Jordan Walters (2) and Matt Anderson. Anderson scored his second and Scole’s fourth in the second half.

Harleston Town joined Norwich CEYMS at the top of the Premier Division table thanks to a 6-3 win at Stalham Town.

Lewis Crosby and two own goals saw the home side hit three but a hat-trick from Nathan Stone as well as a brace from Nicky Howell and a Connor Delaney strike saw the visitors take the points. Long Stratton edged out Wroxham Reserves at Manor Road as they won 2-1 courtesy of goals from Ross Bilham and Adam Race, with Billy Wren scoring for the Yachtsmen’s second string.

Back in Division One Attleborough Town were thrashed 7-1 at home by North Walsham.

It’s first round day in the Mummery Cup on Saturday with Attleborough hosting Mulbarton Wanderers and Wymondham Town - who were without a game at the weekend - travelling to Mundford.

Elsewhere Scole host Loddon, Long Stratton visit Watton. Harleston are without a game.

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