Friday 17th February 2017
Kick Off 19.45, On Time
Aylsham 4 Scole United 4, attendance 116
90′ + 3, 4-4
@ Youngs Park
No admission or programme.
A trouble free drive up from Enfield saw me arrive far too early, although had I driven straight from home, then I wouldn’t have left much later anyway, such are the problems with traffic on the M25 on Friday evenings.
What did seem strange here, was the fact that the game was moved to Friday evening, from the normal Saturday, as the clubhouse was not available until after 8pm due to a martial arts class taking place, which must have cost the club a fair few quid in bar takings, as it was packed during halftime. The tea bar was open though, although the only food was chocolate bars, of which there were probably at least a dozen options. The club did do a raffle, at £1 a go, although no idea if/when it was drawn, but not interested in winning it, as both prizes mentioned were bottles of wine.
This was 1st v 3rd bottom, so when Aylsham opened the scoring after a couple of minutes it looked like it was going to form. Scole levelled just before the break and were soon ahead in the second half. When they got a deserved fourth, with nine minutes left, it looked all over. Aylsham pressed hard and made it 3-4 with two minutes left, then Scole had a man sent off three minutes into stoppage time and the resultant penalty was duly dispatched to give the homesters a point.