Football youth notes
DISS TIGERS U10 started slowly and soon found themselves a goal behind. This sparked a reshuffle, Joe Collett went right to snuff out their danger man whilst Aaron Noller moved upfront where he immediately found himself coming close on 3 occasions. Diss were on level terms when Collett and Olly Budd won the ball back in the Mattishall half, Budd fed Noller whose vision found Charlie Norman on the edge of the area. His first time shot finding the back of the net.
Diss then took the lead after Norman intercepted the ball on the half way line, beat the advancing defender and unleashed a left foot shot from outside the area that whizzed past the Mattishall keeper.
The second half began as the first finished with Diss playing some of their best football of the year. The distribution out of the back from Harrison Tompkins and Bradley Budd allowed a flowing football from end to end that led to the third Diss goal. Kyle Bullingham, dominant in the Diss goal fed Tompkins whose pass found Norman. Norman went down the line to Noller who crossed in for Olly Budd to strike first time hitting the bar. Fortunately Noller was on hand to knock in the rebound. Mattishall didn't touch the ball.
Credit to Mattishall who continued to battle hard, eventually getting their second with just 3 minutes left to play.
There was some fabulous football played and it was a pleasure to watch.
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EYE SAINTS U12: For the second time in a fortnight, Saints comfortably defeated East Bergholt, scoring two more goals than in the away fixture and, again, keeping a clean sheet.
With three goals in each half, it was one-way traffic and on the few occasions that Bergholt made it across the halfway line the Saints' defence always looked comfortable.
Aidan Huggins set Saints on their way with Jack Scott and top-scorer and man-of-the-match Ross Gudde adding to the tally before half-time.
Huggins and Gudde (penalty) both scored again after the interval and the rout was completed with a rare goal from right-back Lee Bray.
Coach Phil Turvey is hoping that the boys can maintain their current good form for the final two games of the season – and on into the 2012/13 campaign!
Eye Saints U12 6 East Bergholt U12 0
SCOLE U14 faced 1st division leaders Bury Tigers who remain undefeated in this league cup, They were expecting a tough game but despite this started off with a great fighting spirit.
Oli Newson and Tommy Heath battling hard created a few chances to score but despite a few shots by Jack Payne at goal the ball wasn't going in.
Scole managed to keep the Tigers at bay for most of the first half but then a flukey back kick by the Tigers put them 1-0 ahead. A hand ball in the penalty area was missed by the referee but shortly after a foul on Tommy Heath gave Jake Wootton the chance to hammer a penalty shot home to put the boys on equal par 1-1. This took the Tigers by suprise and seemed to rattle them for a while.
The second half saw the Tigers come out with renewed vigour and Scole struggling to keep up with their fast pace, they managed to score 3 more. Despite being injured Curtis Child remained to make some excellent saves and with Keiron Shore and Rhys Vertigans working hard at the back the score remained 4-1.
A very credible performance against an excellent Bury side.
Man of the match Keiron Shore.
Scole u14 1 Bury Tigers 4
WYMONDHAM TOWN U9 have won the South Norfolk football league title with 2 games remaining. The squad of Alex, Callum, James D, James K, James N, Alex, Nathan, Travis, Sam, Marcus and Oliver have gone unbeaten throughout the season with 15 wins and 2 draws. Scoring 118 goals and only conceding 24. They confirmed the league title with an emphatic 12-0 victory at home v Thetford Blues. A fantastic achievement in their first competitive season.