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After a gap in Ridgeons Division One action, Diss Town host lowly Stowmarket on Saturday.Then on Tuesday night they travel to Thetford to try and rack up some more points.

After a gap in Ridgeons Division One action, Diss Town host lowly Stowmarket on Saturday.

Then on Tuesday night they travel to Thetford to try and rack up some more points. The same night Diss Reserves, who don't play Saturday, travel to their Norwich United counterparts.

Steve Crawshaw had joined Swaffham Town for the remainder of the season after failing to gain a starting position in the Diss first team.

Diss Town Manager Rob Taylor will be running a soccer course in the Easter holidays at Diss Town Football Club. The course will be held on Tuesday to Thursday, April 6-8 inclusive. The cost is �30 and is open to all boys and girls aged five to 12 inclusive. Full details and bookings can be made to Rob on 07946 682071.

Diss Town Football Club will be holding a quiz night in aid of East Anglian Children Hospice at Quidenham on Friday, April 9. Doors open at 7pm with the quiz starting at 7.30pm. Entry is �20 for a team of four. Bookings can be made in advance to Kevin on 07717 352433 (evenings).

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Diss Town Reserves 0, Gorleston Reserves 0

DISS Reserves kept their second clean sheet of the season and gained their first goalless draw of the season in an even game with few chances created against Gorleston Reserves at Brewers Green Lane on Saturday.

Ian Barber and Mark Camidge were in charge of the team for this game and will be for the final three Diss Reserves matches this season.

Dan Wynne was just high with a header and had a shot blocked inside the opening three minutes. Sean Cook was just high after a fine Craig Skipp pass in the 23rd minute.

The only save of the game came from Aaron Bunn in the 44th minute when he palmed away a shot from Luke Gorham. Diss broke and Skipp was just high with his shot.

Despite honest endeavour and accurate passing it was not until the last three minutes that Scott Butler for Gorleston and Skipp for Diss were narrowly high with shots from outside the penalty area.

Diss man-of-the-match: Defences were on top from the start in this match and Diss were superbly led by Dave Adams. He seems to have shrugged off a recent knee injury and is back to his best form.

Diss Reserves: Aaron Bunn, Ryan MacFadden, Damian Phelan, Dave Adams, Carl Bronson, Kirk Bardsley, Karl Ansley, Craig Skipp, Steve Wright, Dan Wynne, Sean Cook. Diss subs: Mark Camidge and Rob Coote (for Wynne 68 mins).

Attendance: 27.

Great Yarmouth Town Reserves 2, Diss Town Reserves 0

DISS Reserves were under the management of Ian Barber for a tough midweek trip to Great Yarmouth following the decision of Garth Good and Paul Drake to leave to take on management positions with Ridgeons League Division One team Downham Town.

Both sides created a chance in the sixth minute. Stewart Roach shot over for Yarmouth and from the goal kick Diss moved forward and Kirk Bardsley was narrowly wide after a run down the left from Steve Wright.

Jody Peacher and Max Kirkby were both forced to head off the line three minutes later when the experienced Roach caused problems at a corner kick.

The game was settled with two goals inside three minutes. In the 15th minute Diss failed to pick up a central defender and he headed in from six yards out at a corner.

Then Roach made it 2-0 with a header from 10 yards out to a cross from the right.

Aaron Bunn made a fine diving save in the 30th minute to a header but Diss came close to halving the gap a minute before the break when a header from Wright smashed against the bar following a fine cross from the right by Karl Ansley.

Sean Cook and Carl Bronson were both only just off target with efforts for Diss from set pieces. However, in an even second half solid goalkeeping from Bunn ensured that Yarmouth did not add to their lead.

On the break in added time Yarmouth had a shot hit a post.

Diss man-of-the-match: A solid display from Aaron Bunn in goal. He could do nothing about either goal and performed well to keep the score close enough that had Diss got a goal back there would have been an exciting finish to the match.

Diss Reserves: Aaron Bunn, Ryan MacFadden, Chris Mooney, Max Kirkby, Carl Bronson, Jody Peacher, Karl Ansley, Craig Skipp, Steve Wright, Kirk Bardsley, Sean Cook. Diss subs: Jake McDowall (for Bardsley 72 mins), Damian Phelan (for Peacher 87 mins) and Rob Coote (for Ansley 87 mins).

Attendance: 12.