Diss fight back to earn vital points
Ipswich Wdrs 2, Diss 3 DISS Town, who have not got a game this week, continued to put pressure on the other teams chasing promotion from Ridgeons Division One when they fought back twice to win.
Ipswich Wdrs 2, Diss 3
DISS Town, who have not got a game this week, continued to put pressure on the other teams chasing promotion from Ridgeons Division One when they fought back twice to win.
Diss came from behind, at both 1-0 and 2-1, to win at Humber Doucy Lane.
Diss controlled the first quarter of an hour with Andy Moody forcing Gary Hammond into a fine save. It came as a surprise when Wanderers took the lead in the 18th minute.
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A free kick was awarded for hand ball against Simon Jackson. Tom Dellar took the free kick quickly and curled it into the corner of the net.
Wanderers missed a chance to increase the lead before Diss threatened their goal with Brendan Foley narrowly wide. The equaliser came in bizarre fashion in the 38th minute.
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Dellar played a high, bouncing ball back towards his own goal from near half way. G Hammond missed the ball and Andy Moody ran through to tap in the equaliser.
Diss were forced to make a half-time change in goal when a recurrence to an injury meant that Matty Webster was replaced by Ally McAnally. Mark Shadrack made a goal-line clearance to keep the score level but Wanderers went ahead again in the 69th minute. A free kick from Lee Broomfield produced a save from McAnally but James Buckle followed up to score.
Broomfield was sent off for a second cautionable foul with 18 minutes to play. An alleged spit on Jackson resulted in a second send off for him for his afternoon's efforts. Xavier Huckle raced towards goal in the 75th minute but his shot was blocked by G Hammond and Moody followed up to shoot in for his second goal of the afternoon.
Stuart Garner had a long-range shot well saved and The Tangerines attacked to try to turn one point into three. In the 82nd minute they achieved that target. Huckle moved through and shot in for his first goal since October 31 and his 15th of the season.Team: Matty Webster, Mark Shadrack, Stuart Garner, Simon Jackson, Brendan Foley, George Watts-Sturrock, Jon Abbott, Andy Moody, Luke Catchpole, Jason Hunt, Kirk Bardsley.
Subs: Jordan Rocastle, Craig Skipp (Hunt 67), Xavier Huckle (Bardsley 62), Ally McAnally (Webster 45) and Steve Crawshaw.