Scole United aiming to end Wymondham Town's long unbeaten home run during in Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Division Premier Division fixture
652 days. That is how long Scole United’s opponents this weekend Wymondham Town have gone unbeaten on their home turf, writes Alex Moss.
The last time Wymondham lost at their King’s Head Meadow home was on February 25, 2017 – a 2-0 defeat to Beccles Town in Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Division One.
Since then they have embarked on a 25-match unbeaten run at home, with 21 wins and four draws, and Scole are the next visitors tasked with breaking that impressive streak when the two sides meet in the Premier Division tomorrow (2pm).
Jon Abbott’s men make the trip without tasting a defeat in their last six outings, and a 4-1 win at Norwich United Under-21s on Saturday extended their recent winning run to three games.
“It’s a massive test for us,” the Scole boss admitted. “It’s been over a year and a half since they last lost at home.
“They won every league game at home last season, 14 out of 14, but I said to the boys after our win on Saturday that this will show us how far we have come. We went up with them from Division One last year and lost both games against them, 3-0 away and 2-0 at home.
“It’s a great opportunity to see how far we have come, or how far we are off them.
“It’s going to be tough, but it’s going to be tough for them as well.
“We’re in good form and they’re in good form. We’re quietly confident, without wanting to shout about it, of getting a result.”
With the halfway point of this season’s Premier Division fast approaching, the race for the title is fiercely-contested with the top five separated by just five points.
Leaders Long Stratton hold a one-point lead over second-placed Caister, who have a game in hand, while Abbott’s Scole are a point further back in third.
Wymondham, in fifth, could climb above United with a win tomorrow, ahead of the final round of fixtures, on December 15, before the Christmas break.
“It’s a very tight league,” Abbott said. “I was saying to the players that this league is crazy. Anyone can beat anyone and it’s all on the day.
“To be where we are from where we were two years ago, get promoted last season and be in the conversation for the top three in the Premier Division, the boys deserve a lot of credit.”
Abbott has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from this weekend, with only Connor Kerry out injured, while Alex Blakeley (work) is unavailable.