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United clinch a deserved point

RULED OUT: Scole United's James Harrison and Arun Lucraft protest with the officials after a goal is ruled out
RULED OUT: Scole United's James Harrison and Arun Lucraft protest with the officials after a goal is ruled out



Scole United 0

Spixworth 0

Scole got a deserved point on Saturday as they played out a goalless draw against high flying Spixworth.

On a very wet day, Scole elected to name a formation to try to attack Spixworth and they started quickly, closing Spixworth down early on.

The pace of Harrison was a constant threat and Spixworth had to substitute their right back for being yellow-carded and very close to being sent off.

However, Spixworth are a good side and created a half chance where they fired over the bar.

After 25 minutes, Scole thought they had scored.

James Harrison got through and crossed the ball over to Arun Lucraft, who tapped in from close range, although the linesman put his flag up and the goal was disallowed.

Both teams then had half chances but nothing clear-cut was created.

Scole thought Spixworth would come out fast in the second half, but the onslaught did not come with the Scole back line looking solid.

Scole were looking to put crosses and corners into danger areas, but mainly these were being cleared.

Spixworth created a couple of chances towards the end, with Ben Buckmaster saving a long-range Wones effort before making a better save from a header.

All in all, a fair point that should give Scole hope towards the end of the season.

Man of the match: Nat Ireland, who was superb at right back.

n Scole United Reserves demolished East Harling Reserves with some powerful midfield and attacking play in Division Five.

Goals from Jordan McCue (3), Craig Bolger (2), Tom Green (2), Brendan Head and an own goal gave them a 9-1 win.

East Harling’s consolation came when the score was 6-0, but Scole keeper, Josh Goodwin-Tallants, still had to make two fine saves later on.

n AFC Hoxne produced their best Touchline Suffolk & Ipswich League Division One performance in weeks, leading 3-0 at half time against Bacton Utd 89.

An Elliot Ward header, Brett Bellamy penalty and Alex Blakely from close range sealed their 4-0 win.

The visitors’ only goal of the second half was netted by John Boorman, continuing his fine form this season.

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