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FA Cup exit for Tangerines

PUBLISHED: 17:40 19 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:20 16 September 2010

Diss Town, having had their FA Cup journey halted at the first hurdle, travel to Whitton on Saturday in Ridgeons League Division One then host Team Bury on Tuesday night.

Diss Town, having had their FA Cup journey halted at the first hurdle, travel to Whitton on Saturday in Ridgeons League Division One then host Team Bury on Tuesday night.

Diss Town 1, Daventry 2

DISS fell to an injury-time goal after attacking well in the last 20 minutes against higher-league opposition in this season's FA Cup extra preliminary round.

Daventry play in the Hereward Teamwear United Counties Premier Division and seemed to be in control until the Tangerines equalised with a penalty kick.

Diss were without the unavailable Brendan Foley and lost his regular central defensive partner Simon Jackson to injury in the early stages. Jackson was diagnosed with ankle ligament damage.

Chris Gibbons came on and slotted in well to have a fine game. Jon Abbott became unwell after taking a blow and he was replaced by Sam Bryant.

First-half play was disjointed and few chances were created at either end. Luke Catchpole and Andy Moody had shots blocked at Diss pressure to a George Watts-Sturrock long throw-in.

Jon Crockett headed against a post to a cross from the right and Mark Shadrack cleared the ball for a corner. The resulting kick from the Daventry left wing was headed on for Crockett to shoot in to the roof of the net from three yards out. Darren Frost had a good chance to increase the lead and Daventry seemed to be coasting.

However, the game took a turn in the 71st minute when Sam Bryant crossed from the right and Crockett went into the back of Catchpole and a penalty was awarded. Stuart Garner confidently tucked the resulting penalty kick home low.

Watts-Sturrock was on target from 35 yards and Jordan Rocastle forced Lee Farrow to dive low to his right to turn a shot round a post as Diss pressed strongly within the next four minutes.

Garner made a superb goal-line clearance but it was the Tangerines that looked the more likely winners.

The winning goal came in the first minute of added time when Joel Young brought down a cross from the right and shot into the far corner. MoM: Chris Gibbons.


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