Diss Reserves put up a fight

Diss Town Reserves 1, Walsham-le-Willows Reserves 3WALSHAM-le-Willows Reserves completed a league double at Brewers Green Lane as they made the better use of the chances that they created.

Diss Town Reserves 1, Walsham-le-Willows Reserves 3

WALSHAM-le-Willows Reserves completed a league double at Brewers Green Lane as they made the better use of the chances that they created.

Walsham went ahead in the fourth minute when Matt Curtis, returning after a lengthy injury absence, shot in from 12 yards out in a melee with Diss claiming a foul on Aaron Bunn. Diss had most of the chances created in the first half but found goalkeeper Barry Lynn in good form.

He did well to push a Steve Wright shot away for a corner in the 17th minute after a shot from Chris Mooney was blocked. From the resulting corner a spectacular overhead kick from 14 yards out by Ross Myhill flew into the net off the inside of a post for the equaliser.

Lynn made further good saves to deny Myhill and Wright from shots. Walsham effectively won the game with two goals in less than 40 seconds in the 41st minute. Jack Brame shot in from eight yards out following a break away and Rick Probert shot in from just inside the penalty area after good play from Lee Gaught.

Diss seemed intent on shooting from long range in the second half, despite the strength of a forward line of Wright, Myhill and Dan Wynne. As a result few clear cut chances were created. It was not until the 79th minute that Lynn was forced to use his feet to deny Peter Hooks following a fine through ball from Wright. Bunn made a great 86th minute save following a header from Gaught at a free kick.

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Diss MoM: Dave Adams did well on his return after a ten week absence due to a knee injury.

Walsham MoM: Saves from Barry Lynn with the game level at 1-1 proved decisive as his team scored twice inside a minute in the first half to win the game.

Team: Aaron Bunn, Sean Cook, Chris Mooney, Dave Adams, Carl Bronson, Max Kirkby, Karl Ansley, Ryan McFadden, Ross Myhill, Steve Wright, Peter Hooks.

Subs: Rob Coote, Damian Phelan, Jody Peacher (Cook 53), Olly Verrell (Bronson 72) and Dan Wynne (Ansley 53).

Walsham team: Barry Lynn, Chris Brock, Brendan Payne, Tom Fenner, Ben Cobbold, Lee Curtis, Lewis Kemp, Jack Brame, Matt Curtis, Rick Probert, Lee Gaught.

Walsham subs: Joe Boulter (M Curtis 66) and Liam Grimwood (Payne 78).

Attendance: 25.

Diss Reserves will be at home to Stowmarket Town Reserves on Saturday (kick off 3pm).

Diss Town manager Rob Taylor will be running a soccer course in the Easter holidays at Diss Town Football Club. The course will be held on Tuesday, April 6 to Thursday, April 8 inclusive. The cost is �30 and is open to all boys and girls aged five to 12 inclusive. Full details and bookings can be made to Rob on 07946 682071.

Diss Town Football Club will be holding a quiz night in aid of East Anglian Children Hospice at Quidenham on Friday, April 9. Doors open at 7 with the quiz starting at 7.30pm. Entry is �20 for a team of four. Bookings can be made in advance to Kevin on 07717 352433 (evenings).