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Scole United ready for Norfolk Senior Cup derby with Attleborough Town


By Sport Diss


Scole United manager Lee Sturgeon is hoping a local derby in the Norfolk Senior Cup can kick-start his side’s season after a shaky start to their Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division campaign, writes Oscar Johnson.

Scole host local rivals Attleborough Town tomorrow (3pm), and Sturgeon is relishing having a full squad ahead of the game.

“We have had players away over the past few weeks,” he said. “The lads that have come in have done so well for us, it’s nice to have a full squad so we can kick on and gain some momentum,”

Football action from Scole v Caister..Scole manager Lee Sturgeon...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (16164562)
Football action from Scole v Caister..Scole manager Lee Sturgeon...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (16164562)

“Saturday’s a local derby, we know they will be up for it.”

The game comes off the back of a convincing 4-1 victory over Acle United, which took them to 11th and ended a run of three straight defeats.

“We want to continue improving on that result,” he added. “I’ve only been here eight weeks but there’s a lot I’m very happy with so far.

“Now we have consistency within the squad we will be more consistent in our results.”

Despite the prospect of a final at Norwich City’s Carrow Road, Sturgeon is more concerned with the benefit of gaining momentum than the glory of a cup run.

“A run in the cup would be nice, but more important than that is to put in a good performance and get the right result,” he said.

“Winning is a habit, and good individual performances will lead to good team performances and hopefully victories.”



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