New man Kerry catches the eye as Scole United claim Senior Cup win
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After getting a bye in the first round Scole played their first game in the Norfolk Senior Cup at home to fellow Anglian Combination Division One side Hindringham.
With new signing from North Walsham Connor Kerry starting on the left in place of unavailable Dave Coleman. Scole started brightly and it took just three minutes for the new man to show why manager Jon Abbott had been so keen to sign this player on.
Following good work in defence by Ashley Baxter, the ball ended up in the far left hand corner of the pitch. Harry Rollingson's willingness to chase the ball down saw him win it off the defender and play into Kerry whose finish showed why he was Walsham's top scorer.
This early goal seemed to slow Scole down though and the game turned into a bit of a scrappy affair with Scole's second goal summing up the game perfectly. Ffollowing a James Harrison cross from the right a goalmouth scramble resulted in the ball going in from a combination of Ben Norton-Hugman, the Hindringham keeper and a defender.
The only other incident of note in the first half came when Ashley Baxter was the victim of a poor tackle just before half-time that perhaps deserved more than the yellow card brandished by the referee.
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The second half was more of the same fare, Scole came close on a few occasions but home keeper Ben Buckmaster was rarely threatened.
Kerry was tried through the middle when Kieran Manning came on for Rollingson and showed enough for a promising future.
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Baxter picked up a caution for a high tackle and was replaced by Ben Cussons and Callum Boulter came on for his first appearance of the season, replacing Harrison, as Scole completed a solid if unspectacular win.
In Anglian Combination Division Five Scole Reserves got back to winning ways with an emphatic 9-1 victory at struggling Martham.
Full-back Jon Campion opened the scoring after 10 minutes with Matt Anderson adding two before the break and Martham getting their on goal in between. Anderson completed his hat-trick just after the break from a penalty and then Tom Green got in on the act with four goals and Anderson added his fourth just before the end.