Diss Town fight back to win a seven-goal classic
PUBLISHED: 18:27 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:27 19 September 2017
There were thrills aplenty at Brewers Green Lane on Saturday as Diss Town saw off visitors Downham in a seven goal classic.
The Tangerines recovered from a 3-1 deficit to level the scores before half-time - and picked up all three Thurlow Nunn League Division One points as Steve Vincent scored a late winner.
Downham took the lead after just 30 seconds and added two more to their tally after Virgilio Leitao had levelled on nine minutes.
But Diss regrouped and Luke Priestly reduced the arrears with a fine individual effort before getting his side back on level terms just before the break with a well placed shot.
The second half was nip and tuck, with Lewis Riches making a number of fine saves, but Diss produced a grandstand finish in the 87th minute when Pritesley set for Vincent to convert.
Diss take a break from league action on Saturday to host Framlingham Town in the FA Vase.
Scole United made the long trip to play Anglian Combination Division One leaders Sheringham buoyed by last week’s good cup win over Loddon but returned home empty handed after a 2-0 defeat.
They surprised Sheringham with their quick and fluent passing and for the first 10 or 15 minutes or so had the better of the game. However a defensive lapse allowed Sheringham to score a scrappy opener and from then on they bossed the game.
Nyle Barker came on for the injured Kieran Manning, pushing skipper Ben Norton-Hugman into a more advanced position. Scole again started the second half well but a good Sheringham move resulted in their second goal. The visitors didn’t pose much of a threat whereas Ben Buckmaster pulled off a couple of tremendous saves.
Scole are at home to Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves on Saturday.
Scole Reserves coasted into the second round of the Norfolk Junior Cup after beating Dereham Taverners, the winners of the Norfolk Primary Cup for the past three seasons, 8-3.
After going 2-0 down after 20 minutes Scole hit back with four goals before half-time from Jordan Walters, Will Goulding and two from Matt Anderson.
Further goals followed from Goulding, Walters, Harry Rolingson and Matt Heushneider as Dereham could only pull one back.