Diss remain unbeaten
Diss Town host Cornard United on Saturday afternoon in Ridgeons League Division One, aiming to keep their unbeaten run going.Diss Reserves do not have a game this weekend.
Diss Town host Cornard United on Saturday afternoon in Ridgeons League Division One, aiming to keep their unbeaten run going.
Diss Reserves do not have a game this weekend. Ally McAnally will shortly be working overseas and will therefore be unavailable to play again this season.
Thetford Town 1, Diss Town 1
DISS extended their unbeaten league run to seven matches with a local derby draw on Tuesday, writes Tony Collins.
Thetford led at half-time but Diss equalised in the second half with a first goal of the season from Simon Jackson.
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Mark Bowden had a superb game in goal for Thetford and made his first save when he denied Andy Moody.
Matt Dixon scored from close range in the 38th minute against his former team to give Thetford a 1-0 half-time lead.
In the second half Luke Catchpole had a shot blocked and the follow-up shot from Mark Shadrack struck team-mate Steve Wright close to goal and came back out. Simon Mann had a chance to increase the lead before Bowden saved well from George Watts-Sturrock.
Bowden blocked a shot from Xavier Huckle. The ball flew out for a corner which produced the equaliser. Simon Jackson out-jumped everyone to power home a header. Huckle was off target with one effort and drew a great save from Bowden with another. Matty Webster denied Dixon a winning goal.
Diss Town 3, Stowmarket Town 0
DISS won their fourth match in a row and avenged their poorest display of the season, when they were beaten 3-0.
Ross Charters was forced to push away a Brendan Foley header at a corner and then the visiting keeper saved from Andy Moody. Diss took the lead when a corner from Stuart Garner saw a header from Brendan Foley pushed away to his left. George Watts-Sturrock retrieved it and crossed low for Moody to bundle the ball into the net from close range.
Simon Jackson used his body to block near the line as Clark Bruce came close to an equaliser. Charters used his feet to block as Watts-Sturrock moved clear to a Moody headed pass. Matty Webster made a great diving save to his left to keep out a shot by Bruce and Giovanni Da Silva had a shot at a corner diverted over by Jackson in a good spell of Stow play. Garner was fouled inside his own half as he released the ball to Jon Abbott. Excellent advantage play by ref Euan Goodman was rewarded, as Abbott sent Luke Catchpole clear from 35 yards out to lift the ball over a committed dive from Charters from 20 yards for 2-0.
Charters saved well from Abbott and Webster stood his ground to deny James Graham. Later, Charters saved well from Catchpole after a Jackson pass.
Diss had goals from Moody and Jordan Rocastle ruled out for offside. Three minutes into added time, Catchpole ran through to net.
Diss Town FC will be holding a quiz night in aid of the Children's Hospice at Quidenham tomorrow (Friday), 7.30pm. Bookings can be made in advance, call Kevin on 07717 352433 (evening).