Mad Moose demonstrate dominance over South Norfolk’s Scole United in cup victory

After last season’s disappointing exit at the quarter final stage, the Mad Moose were keen to make a good start to a hopeful cup run in the second round of the Norfolk Intermediate Cup, representing the Norwich and District Sunday league at home against an unknown side from the South Norfolk Sunday League in Scole United.

The early exchanges demonstrated that both teams felt confident they could go through to the third round with the Mad Moose taking the lion’s share of possession and opportunities. Scole United were quick on the counter attack and passing the ball out from the back when they were in possession.

It took 25 minutes before the deadlock was broken when Peter Gorbould picked the ball up for the Mad Moose just outside of the Scole penalty box. Pete hit a low shot from distance giving the keeper little chance to save the ball as it nestled in the bottom corner.

With the Moose team running high on confidence following their opening goal they were able to score another two before the half-time whistle blew. The Mad Moose second goal was scored by Tom Swabey after following up a shot from distance that the keeper fumbled to the Mad Moose forward, Tom took this opportunity and confidently struck the ball into the net.

The Mad Moose’s third was the pick of the day when Chris Goodwin took the ball on the right wing to play a teasing ball right across the box to Bram Goodwin-Wright, Bram with a clear opportunity selflessly played a clever pass into the path of Tom Swabey to get his second of the day from close range.

In the second half Scole United again were unable to pose any real threat to the Mad Moose defence, creating no real opportunities, and it was again the home side who were able to remain dominant.

The first ten minutes saw the Mad Moose stroll into a 4-0 lead when Jon O’Shea scored his first Mad Moose goal with a bullet header direct from a Tom Swabey corner to put the home team four up and secure their place in the third round.

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Bram Goodwin-Wright made it 5-0 to the home side minutes later as he ran onto a through ball from Darren Hills and slotted the ball home with a smart finish in the bottom corner of the Scole Untied goal.

Throughout the rest of the match the Mad Moose continued to create continuous chances however were unable to increase their lead with the game coming to an end. A convincing 5-0 win for the team from 2A in the Norwich and District Sunday League beginning their journey in the Norfolk Intermediate Sunday Cup.