Hockey: Diss beaten at Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth II 1 Diss 0
Diss travelled to Great Yarmouth on a cold and wet Saturday aiming for a win to ensure the battle for promotion from Division One of the Norfolk Women's League was still viable.
Diss started started slowly, but gradually put pressure on the Yarmouth defence and looked in control.
A great midfield battle ensued, but with Howard, Rolingson, Blakely and Cates looking sharp Yarmouth didn't have much hope.
Diss continued to push forward with some great forward drives from Rolingson. Diss were awared three short corners one after the other, but couldn't convert them, despite the strong shots from Glover and Kershaw and the determination of Strange.
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Yarmouth had a few rare breaks but the Diss defence stood firm and didn't let anything through.
The second half started with Yarmouth putting pressure on after the break, but Diss held firm and defended well with a counter-attack, resulting in another shot from Glover just going wide.
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A further short corner was awarded, but again Howard just couldn't convert. There was further good play between Blakeley and Glover breaking through which resulted in a strong shot from Blakeley again just going wide.
Against the run of play Yarmouth had a break and scored a very scrappy controversial goal, with most of the Diss defence stopping after the ball hit a Yarmouth player's foot.
Diss didn't let their heads drop, but continued to pile the pressure on with some really good runs and passing between all the forwards and midfield. A couple more short corners were awarded, but the ball wouldn't go in, with shots from Glover and Kershaw again going wide.