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FA Vase test for Tangerines

PUBLISHED: 16:41 02 September 2010 | UPDATED: 09:20 16 September 2010

Diss Town, who didn't have a fixture last wekeend, are hoping Newmarket won't be at the races on Saturday when they visit them in the FA Vase first qualifying round.

Diss Town, who didn't have a fixture last wekeend, are hoping Newmarket won't be at the races on Saturday when they visit them in the FA Vase first qualifying round.

The reserves host their Dereham counterparts and Diss A visit Sportle in the Ben Smith Cup while next Thursday Diss U18 entertain Needham Market U18 in the FA Youth Cup preliminary round.

Diss Res 5, Woodbridge Res 0

Diss Reserves won convincingly, keeping a second clean sheet, as they became early season league leaders. For the second week running they had the game won by half-time. This week they led 4-0 at the break with Kirk Bardsley scoring a hat-trick to make it five goals in two games.

Woodbridge had more of the early possession but Diss took the lead in the seventh minute.

After a patient build up down the left involving Max Kirkby, Liam Smith and George Cole, Karl Ansley hit a shot which was not held and Kirk Bardsley reacted quickly to put the ball in from close range. Smith went close to adding to the lead before Aaron Bunn was forced to make a diving save to a long range effort.

A Woodbridge defender wildly sliced an attempted clearance in the 28th minute and the bouncing ball went toward his own penalty area. Bardsley held off the challenges of a defender before hitting his shot in off the inside of a post to make it 2-0.

Bardsley disposed goalkeeper Connor Banthorpe, who was attempting to dribble a back pass inside his own penalty area, in the 39th minute and shot in complete his hat-trick.

Two minutes before half-time Ansley swung a deep free-kick towards goal from wide on the right wing. Banthorpe pushed the ball up against the bar and Dale Wilson, scoring for the second game running from centre half, headed in from a yard out. Matty Hill and Bardsley came close to adding to the lead. Manager Paul Drake made three substitutions with half an hour left as the home team looked to add to their goal tally.

They added a fifth goal in the 79th minute. Rafel Szalek played the ball down the right wing for Bardsley to beat his full back and cross to Ansley. His first shot hit the post but he was able to tap the loose ball in. Damien Phelan had a late shot saved after Bardsley and Ansley linked up well.

MoM: Kirk Bardsley - goals win games!

Diss Town A visited Hingham for their final pre-season game and ran out comfortable

12-3 winners. The goal of the game came when Jordan Balls fed the ball into Ryan Perry's feet and he spun his man and smashed the ball home from 20 yards for 6-1 at half-time. Scorers were Cameron Barton (2), Lloyd Miller (2), Nathan Ellis, Ryan Perry (2). Ben Wilby, Max Denny, Ben Green, Ronaldo Qoopre and Daniel Kerry was on hand to score from close range to make the final score 12-3. Diss Town A's man of the match was 16-year-old Ryan Perry for a very lively and creative performance.

Diss U18's final pre-season match was cancelled at Dereham U18 last Thursday due to a prolonged period of heavy rain.

Their first league game will be at home against Woodbridge U18 tonight (Thursday), kick-off 7.45pm.


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