Scole need to start putting their chances away

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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.

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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.