Diss keep up promotion push
Diss Town have an away Ridgeons League Division One match at Ipswich Wanderers on Saturday (ko 3) in their bid to maintain their promotion push.Diss 2, Whitton 1Diss Town gained another three points due to two late first-half goals to keep the pressure on the clubs with several games in hand as the promotion race moved into the final nine weeks.
Diss Town have an away Ridgeons League Division One match at Ipswich Wanderers on Saturday (ko 3) in their bid to maintain their promotion push.
Diss 2, Whitton 1
Diss Town gained another three points due to two late first-half goals to keep the pressure on the clubs with several games in hand as the promotion race moved into the final nine weeks.
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Darren Moyes made two top-class saves in quick succession. He arched back to tip a 25-yard shot from a central position from Craig Skipp over the bar after Sam Bryant was released down the right wing by a fine cross-field George Watts-Sturrock pass.
Somehow Moyes managed to hold a low 20-yard Watts-Sturrock
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half-volley after it skimmed through a group of players, leaving him unsighted, after a corner was headed out.
Diss broke through after Luke Catchpole was fouled out wide on the Diss right wing. Stuart Garner curled the free-kick into the near post for Catchpole to glance his header from the near post into the far bottom corner. Soon after a cross from Bryant found Watts-Sturrock. His shot was blocked and Jon Abbott steered in the loose ball.
Catchpole came close to increasing the lead but his 25-yard shot was pushed round a post by Moyes for a corner five minutes into the second half.
Jordan Rocastle was on target in the 69th minute after taking a return pass from Andy Moody after Brendan Foley won the ball and released Peter Hooks.
A nervous final 20 minutes was set up, for a Diss team which had seen a three-goal lead wiped out in their previous match, when a throw-in to the near post was brought under control by Dean Cooper. He held off challenges to squeeze his low shot into the net.
Whitton should have equalised in the 81st minute but Neil Shade shot over from close range after Josh Brown headed down a free-kick.
Diss Reserves' game away at Gorleston Reserves last Saturday was postponed. They will next be at home to Walsham-le-Willows Reserves on Saturday, 3pm.