Cup hope for Diss

Diss Town are hoping that they will finally get the much-delayed Norfolk Senior Cup fourth round tie with Norwich St John's played on Saturday.

Norfolk FA has ruled that there will now be no replays for the remaining matches in this round and the kick-off time will be 1.30pm. Extra-time will be played if necessary followed by a penalty shoot out. Norwich St John's play at Cringleford Playing Field, Oakfields Road.

If Diss win at Norwich St John's, the match against Thetford in the quarter-finals will be played on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm).

Diss Reserves will be at home to Needham Market Reserves on Saturday (3pm).

Diss A play in the Norfolk Primary Cup quarter-final at Belton on Saturday (1.45pm). If the match is drawn after extra-time there will be a replay at Shelfanger on January 15.

Diss U18's are in Ridgeons Youth League Cup second round action at home to Debenham LC U18 tonight (7.45pm).

Diss Town FC thanks all those who sold or bought raffle tickets in the festive raffle. Main prize winners were �200 E Chambers, �100 D Sheldrake, �50 B Collins and �20 D Mills.

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Fakenham Town 1, Diss Town 0

Diss returned to action after a six-week weather related interruption. They remain in third place despite suffering a 1-0 defeat to a well-struck late goal.

Diss looked more dangerous in the first half when they sent in crosses. Stephen Harvey had a 20-yard shot deflected wide by hard working Tom Bryant in the 15th minute. Tommy Rix made a good diving save to his right soon after to keep out a header from Wynne to a centre by Watts-Sturrock.

At the other end Mark Camidge dived to hold a James Bamford 20-yard shot. Danny Partridge moved on to a bouncing ball and guided his shot past the advancing Rix but his shot was just wide.

Rix made the best save of the game when he punched a well-struck Garner free-kick over the bar.

The only goal came in the 80th minute when a Fakenham free kick was headed out and Jason Day sent a well-struck 22-yard shot into the corner of the net.

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