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Diss Town A and U18 reports

PUBLISHED: 14:32 03 February 2011

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Diss Town A 4, Tacolneston Reserves 0

DISS Town A made it nine wins out of nine and moved to the top of the league with a comfortable win.

On a difficult pitch the home side took the lead after five minutes through James Casbard. Martin Kent, Sam Goddard, Terry Minshull, James Casbard and Matty Garnham were all denied by excellent saves from the keeper but the score remained 1-0 at half-time.

More good saves from the keeper in the second half kept the score down but goals from James Casbard and Terry Minsull (2) wrapped up the result.

MoM: Lee Tricker for a strong defensive performance.

Bungay Town U18 2, Diss Town U18 2

DISS U18 conceded an early goal after a horrendous error, fought back well to lead at half-time before surrendering their lead despite have more of the possession in a second half of fine passing and attacking football.

Diss gave the ball away in their right back position, and with Lewis Riches drawn out of his penalty area the ball was worked down the Bungay left and crossed for Dan Andrews to shoot into an unguarded goal.

Riches made a fine save to deny Ben Wilson. Diss moved forward and Ross Shaen-Carter surged into the penalty area to force a good save from James Shaw. George Cole hit a superb 20 yard shot in the 20th minute to draw another fine save from Shaw.

Diss equalised in the 28th minute when Damien Phelan ran into the penalty area and Alex Burlton had his shot deflected into the path of Elliot Jackson. He took the ball forward and shot in left footed from ten yards out.

Sammy Goddard had a shot well saved for a corner. Jackson sent the ball in from the right and a firm Phelan header was blocked with Shaen-Carter turning the ball in from close range.

Riches made another good save, with Andrews putting the ball over the bar from close range. Bungay equalised when Andrews gained the ball down the left and ran through to shoot in.

A minute later Phelan had his shot well saved after Kai Hines headed on a Zac Turner free-kick.

Diss had more of the possession in the last 25 minutes and passed the ball very well. Bungay were dangerous at set pieces and Stephen Thompson-Friend hit the bar with a 35 yard shot. However, neither team were able to find a winner.

Diss Manager’s MoM: Zac Turner for an excellent game at left-back.

Diss U18s next two league matches are back-to-back league fixtures against Ipswich Wanderers U18s at home today (kick off 7.45pm) and away on Tuesday (7.45pm).


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