Another clean sheet
Ridgeons League NorthDiss Reserves 0, Ipswich Wanderers Reserves 0Diss Reserves made it three clean sheets in a row despite Wanderers creating more of the on target scoring efforts.
Ridgeons League North
Diss Reserves 0, Ipswich Wanderers Reserves 0
Diss Reserves made it three clean sheets in a row despite Wanderers creating more of the on target scoring efforts. The visitors played the last 70 minutes with 10 men due to a sending off. Diss played the last 20 minutes with 10 men due to injury.
Mark Camidge made his first save in the 16th minute when he held an on target Ricky Dunne shot. Jack Foster made a great save a minute later to a Keiran Nicholls shot on the turn after good play between Luke Squire and Karl Ansley. Wanderers were reduced to 10 men in the 21st minute when Sam O'Connor was sent off for a kick off the ball on Steve Beasley. Diss had their best spell of the match with an target Squire shot held by Foster and Neil Hayward racing back to clear a shot from Nicholls off the line to a pass by Ansley.
Diss thought that they had taken the lead in the 33rd minute when a long ball from Dave Adams sent Nicholls away to beat Foster. A free-kick was awarded for offside against Squire. Five minutes later Camidge made a great save to a shot from Dunne. From the corner Ansley did well to head a goal bound effort on to the underside of the bar. Camidge came out to dive at the feet of Hayward in the last action of the first half.
Wanderers started the second half strongly with Camidge making a good save and Adams clearing off the line inside the first two minutes. Diss were reduced to 10 men when a recurrence of a knee injury meant that Squire was unable to continue for the last 20 minutes.
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Camidge made another diving save to deny Anton Prince in the 77th minute. As the game went into added time Diss felt that they should have been awarded a penalty for a foul on Ansley.
Diss man of the match: Mark Camidge had a good game in goal making several confident saves.
Diss team: Mark Camidge, Sean Cook, Daryl Atkins, Steve Beasley, Dave Adams, Jake McDowall, Karl Ansley, Ray Barrett, Luke Squire, Ray Baker, Keiran Nicholls.
Diss subs: Craigh Beckham (for Atkins due to foot injury 52 mins).
Diss Reserves will be away at Walsham-le-Willows Reserves on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) in a local derby league game. Diss Town will be at home to Cornard United on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) and away at Swaffham Town on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm) in Ridgeons League Division One games.
Brewers Green Lane has been selected to host the Ridgeons League cup final between Leiston and Stanway Rovers on Bank Holiday Monday, May 4 (kick-off 3pm).
The Diss Town Football Club house facilities at Brewers Green Lane are available for use by other local sporting clubs. For details and discussion on your requirements either visit the club on a weekday evening or ring 01379 651223. There is a pool table and dart board for those wishing to enter local leagues for those two sports.