Diss Town review of the week

Saturday 17th September 2011 – Ridgeons League Premier Division

Felixstowe and Walton United 1 Diss Town 4

Diss Town secured their third league win of the season with an impressive display at Dellwood Avenue. There was a brace a piece for both James Pipe and Danny Partridge. The 'Two Ps' have now scored nine of the ten goals notched by The Tangerines so far this season. Diss Manager Rob Taylor felt that his team had 'grown in confidence from the two previous performances despite defeats' to Wisbech and Wroxham. With regards to the win at Felixstowe he commented 'we struggled a bit in the first half despite leading but our system worked well in the second half and they didn't have a shot on target'.

Diss took the lead in the 13th minute when Partridge played a through ball into the path of Pipe. He hit a low shot which flew through the legs of home goalkeeper Fred Howe. Seven minutes later Felixstowe equalised in pouring rain through Jamie Cole. Diss led at half time courtesy of a 36th minute goal from Partridge. Mark Shadrack played a long clearance out of defence and Jonny King brought the ball down and laid into the path of Partridge. He was already of the run and took the ball on to slot past Howe.

Diss had a great chance to increase their lead on the hour mark. Partridge raced down the left, beat his defender and got to the goal line before pulling the ball back for Pipe. He was unmarked in the middle and seemed to have a simply chance to tap in fell over the ball. Ex-Tangerine Matty Ryland created the third goal for his former team. He was in his own left back position and played the ball back towards his own goal. He found Partridge in space and with time to score his fourth goal of the season.

Two minutes later Diss took the game out of the reach of their hosts. Shadrack played another long clearance out of defence to provide Pipe with the chance to shoot. His initial shot was blocked by Howe but Pipe had time to shoot into the unguarded goal for his fifth goal of the season.

Diss team: Matty Webster, Aarron Taylor, Stuart Garner, Jonny King, Mark Shadrack, Brendan Foley, Tom Bryant, Danny Easlea, Jason Cole, Danny Partridge, James Pipe.

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Diss subs: Andy Moody (for Pipe 84 mins), Dan Wynne (for Cole 86 mins), David Ramsbottom (for Easlea 65 mins) and Stefan Gilding.

Attendance: 94.

Tuesday Sep 20

Diss Town 2 Kirkley and Pakefield 1

Diss Town met up with former manager Paul Tong at Brewers Green Lane for the second time already this season and for the second time Tong came off second best. This time a late goal from James Pipe saw The Tangerines come from behind to snatch all three points.

Kirkley took the lead early in the second half when Kyle Baker scored from a penalty. Andy Moody came off the substitutes bench and became only the fourth Diss player to score so far this season when he equalised with ten minutes left. Diss pressed for a winner and it came when James Pipe scored for the sixth time this season when he notched the winning goal in added time.

Diss team: Matty Webster, Jonny King, Stuart Garner, Aaron Taylor (Stefan Gilding 10), Brendan Foley, Mark Shadrack, Jason Cole, Joel Brien, David Ramsbottom (Andy Moody 78), Tom Bryant (Danny Easlea 51), James Pipe. Unused sub: Jamie Speller.

Attendance: 131.

Match Sponsor: Len Nice, Diss Town F C President.


Saturday 24th September

F. A. Vase 2nd Qualifying Round – Framlingham v Diss

Ridgeons Reserve League North – Diss Reserves v Ipswich Wanderers

Norfolk Primary Cup 1st Round – Diss A v Ellingham (kick off 2.30pm)

Tuesday 27th September

Ridgeons Chell Trophy Norfolk Group – Diss res v Norwich United Res

Thursday 29th September

Ridgeons Youth League Central Division – Diss u18 v Woodbridge U18