Diss nick points off Magpies

DISS Reserves made it back-to-back 1-0 wins in the league when they beat Dereham Reserves at a windswept Brewers Green Lane on Tuesday. The strong wind which was blowing down field behind Diss in the first half caused problems to both teams and no clear chances were created at either end.

DISS Reserves made it back-to-back 1-0 wins in the league when they beat Dereham Reserves at a windswept Brewers Green Lane on Tuesday.

The strong wind which was blowing down field behind Diss in the first half caused problems to both teams and no clear chances were created at either end.

The wind had moved to become more cross field in the second half and there were chances at both ends. Matty Hill made a good diving save to his right to push a shot from George Watts-Sturrock round the post in the 49th minute.

A minute later Diss scored the only goal of the game when Matty Garnham played a long ball forward for Dale Wilson to head on. Danny Partridge used his pace to run into the penalty area and shoot in from 15 yards out.


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Stuart Jenkinson released Partridge to run and cross from the right in the 60th minute for Wilson to head just too high. Jake McDowall was only just off target when Luke catchpole laid the ball back to him inn the 73rd minute.

Catchpole forced Kyle Talbot to hold on to an on target shot in the 87th minute. Dereham played some good passing football but were forced to shoot from distance with Diss working hard and defending well.

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Diss thought that they had a second goal three minutes into added time. Catchpole was fouled but good advantage play saw the offending player pass the ball to Terry Minshull. He moved into the penalty area and was blocked by a brave dive by Talbot.

The ball broke for Craigh Beckham to curl the ball just inside the far post. Both teams were lined up for a kick-off with Talbot lying injured before the effort was ruled out for offside against Minshull.

Diss man of the match: A good defensive display from Diss protected Matty Hill with Matty Garnham in excellent form. He solid tackling and good distribution of the ball earns him the award.

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