Scole get past Thetford to reach Cyril Ballyn semi-finals
Scole United 4 Thetford Rovers 2
Scole got past high-flying Thetford Rovers to reach the semi-finals of the Cyril Ballyn league cup.
Scole were told what was expected of them before the game and put in a solid performance. They controlled most of the game and took the lead halfway through the half when Will Goulding got the ball to Shaun Flint who slotted in from 15 yards.
Thetford then had a decent spell and Jack Buckmaster had to make a good reflex save to keep Scole in the lead. Scole though made it two before half-time when a near-post corner from David Bloomfield was met powerfully by captain Adam Solley. It could have been three, but Ben Norton volleyed over and Flint went on a solo run, but blazed over when a pass was the best option.
Thetford came back into the game in the second half, but Scole's high defensive line kept their pacy forward line in check for the main part, although Ed Hipperson had to make a timely block. Then with 15 minutes to go, the game seemed to turn on its head, when the Thetford sub Foster raced away and slotted the ball in. Unfortunately for Scole it was 2-2 only minutes later when a great cross from Thetford was scooped in.
You may also want to watch:
Scole were shocked as they had looked comfortable, but vowed to make amends in extra-time. They did when Flint got to the line and pulled back for Goulding to tuck the ball in off the bar. Scole were then happy to play out time, but in the final minutes Luke Ashford looked to run the ball into the corner, but then turned inside, beat two men and laid it off for Goulding to finish brilliantly and make the final score 4-2 after extra-time.
Manager's man of the match: Ben Cussons – Made some huge tackles and carried on with an injury.
- 1 Further walk-in vaccination clinics being held across Norfolk and Waveney
- 2 Lorry driver, 75, denies causing A140 motorist's death by careless driving
- 3 Election 2021: Norfolk County Council candidates published
- 4 Funeral arrangements for Prince Philip confirmed
- 5 Man denies arsons which caused £680k damage and killed 50 pigs
- 6 Pubs and shops to open on Monday: what else can I do when restrictions are eased?
- 7 Prince Charles says royal family are 'deeply grateful' for public support following Prince Philip death
- 8 Why will secondary pupils still have to wear face masks after Easter?
- 9 Still time to have your say on town's future as bypass plans go in
- 10 Village post office set to reopen after flooding damage
This week Scole are at home to Beccles Caxton in the league (2.30pm).