Scole United Under-11s hit the goal trail in our match of the week, with their emphatic 6-0 win away at Toftwood their eighth victory on the bounce.
Scole’s Brad Potter opened the scoring after eight minutes, converting an Alfie Cobbold corner kick before Jimmy Ellwood managed the same several minutes later with Cobbold again delivering the ball.
Early in the second half, Scole’s Ewan Johnson added to the scoreline with a strong run through the defence from Alfie Chenery’s long goal kick, and with Joseph Boardman making it four after neatly following up a rebound on the edge of the area.
Clever footwork and skill from Potter secured Scole’s fifth and just before full time Ellwood took on the Toftwood defence single handed to earn a cross into the area for teammate Brandon Hunt to put away.
Strong and consistent defending throughout by Archie Parr, Mackenzie Manning and James Taylor ensured Scole retained another clean sheet performance.
There was less success for Scole United Under-15s who slipped to a narrow 2-1 defeat away at Whymondham.
It was the visitors who started the brightest and they went ahead in the 21st minute when Bradley Hunt swept home Owen Page’s cross.
However, despite impressive displays from Lawrence Brown and Josh Monk, they could not prevent the hosts from battling back with two second-half goals to complete the turnaround.
Eye Saints Under-14s came out on top of a close fought encounter with East Bergholt to secure a 2-1 victory.
Despite Benji Brooks, Tom Bowman, Zac Ling and Josh Moore, Ed Saunders, Callum Hewitt and Flynn Ovens all playing well, the home side broke the deadlock to take a slender lead into the half-time interval.
However, Saints soon upped the pressure after the re-start and were rewarded for their efforts as goals from Cameron Rossell and Connor Blake sealed the win.
There was less joy for Diss Hawks Under-13s who suffered a comprehensive 6-1 defeat at home to Harling.
In an afternoon to forget, there were promising performances from Jacob Ready, Leo Abery, Oliver Lee, Liam Last, Nathan Channell and Oliver, while Aaron Noller scored the Hawks’ consolation.
That disappointment also carried over to Diss Town Under-11s who suffered a 3-1 friendly loss away at Morley.
Diss led 2-1 at the break with the highlight being a well worked move between Matthew Munnings and Miles Holliday who pinged in an excellent cross to find Fraser Watson who scored his first goal for the club.
Will Cunningham scored the second for Diss who had seen a previous 30-yard shot crash against the bar.
Morley scored two early goals in the second half to go ahead but it was a stunning point blank save from keeper Alex Dunseith that kept Diss in the game.
Defenders William Beale, Kuba Boryczka and Max Hewitt all had busy games and kept Morley’s chances to a minimum while Tyler Noller and Arnes Darkinitis also put in their usual hardworking performances.