Good week for Tangerines
Diss Town 2, Gorleston 0
Diss Town, who visit Stowmarket in Ridgeons Division One this weekend, secured victory against Gorleston in an all-Division One clash in the League Cup to reach the last 16.
The match was very entertaining with the first half played in heavy rain. George Cole replaced the unavailable Jon Abbott and Kirk Bardsley came in for the injured Sam Bryant. The Tangerines again defended well as they kept a third successive clean sheet.
Gorleston started the game with fine attacking play, and at a succession of corners inside the first quarter of an hour Dan Wynne and Ryan Macfadden made goal-line clearances.
Matty Webster was also in fine form but it was his opposite number, ex-Tangerine Elliot Pride, who was called on to make a great diving save after Kirk Bardsley cut in from the left and hit a fine shot.
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Luke Catchpole was brought down just outside the penalty area. Mark Shadrack and Stuart Garner linked up at a well-worked free-kick before George Watts-Sturrock shot low into the corner of the net from 20 yards out.
The play was frantic in the second half with few clear-cut chances created at either end despite the players giving good value for money to a fair-sized crowd. Another Diss free-kick produced a goal when Watts-Sturrock fired the ball in from 30 yards out.
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The ball was aimed at the far post and Wynne got the faintest of touches as the ball continued on its path and into the far corner of the net, leaving both players claiming the goal.
The goal was awarded by the home fans close to the action behind the goal to Wynne.
Diss beat Fakenham 1-0 on Saturday to maintain the pressure on leaders Cambridge University Press with Luke Catchpole netting. MoM: JonAbbott.
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