By Euan Rourke
Concord Rangers are through to the FA Trophy Semi-final for the first time in the Club’s history, and a player who played a big impact on the game was Huddersfield Town midfielder Scott High. On his second debut for the Beach Boys, a masterclass from the 19-year-old, along with 2 assists, saw Concord sore into the next round.
High joined the Beach Boys in early November with fellow Terrier Kit Elliott, both making their debuts against Bath City on the 9th November. Though, a month later, Scott was recalled by Huddersfield for First Team involvement, featuring on the bench numerous times. “It was a fantastic experience, first time being on the bench in a league game and it was in a big derby. Although I didn’t get on, it was a great experience and I have gained lots of experiences for the times that I have been on the bench.”
On the last day of February, Scott re-joined the club ready for action. “It feels really good, there is a really good buzz around the place.” High went straight into the Starting-XI against Royston the FA Trophy. His first assist was to set up Nouble for the first goal of the game, nutmegging Royston’s defender in the process. The second starting with High carrying the ball 60 yards to find Sheriff’s clever run, for the striker to slot the ball past the keeper for the winner. “The feeling was great. It’s really good to contribute to the team and help us win that massive game and hopefully I can continue to do that and help the team until the end of the season.”
“Tuesday was definitely my highlight of the season so far. To get the Quarter-final win against Royston, being able to contribute to the team and help them win a massive game for whole Club. It was a massive achievement!”
“We need to now take that into the league and finish the season really strong.”
Scott High made 5 appearances for the Beach Boys in his first initial loan before being recalled, including scoring 1 in the Essex Senior Cup against Great Wakering. Just 3 months later, the midfielder returned to the Beach Boys for the remainder of the season. “When I heard that the club wanted to take me back, it was a no brainer really because I made some great relationships with the players and staff. The Cup run that we are on in the FA Trophy just makes it even better and it’s a fantastic opportunity for the whole club!”
On Saturday, High put in another strong performance in the A130 Derby, driving forward and tracking back like an experienced professional. The hungry midfielder played in the #10 role, playing the key through ball to Sheriff before the striker was brought down inside the box, winning the Beach Boys a penalty.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people. They have all been really great with me and so supportive. Everyone of them, I can’t speak highly enough about them.”