Penalty miss costly for Diss

Diss Town, who are without a game this weekend, failed to score for the first time this season after a late penalty miss.This meant that they have drawn four of their five home league matches this season.

Diss Town, who are without a game this weekend, failed to score for the first time this season after a late penalty miss.

This meant that they have drawn four of their five home league matches this season.

Diss Reserves will be at home to Lowestoft Town Reserves in the league on Saturday (ko 3pm).


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Diss Town 0, Team Bury 0

This match against a young Team Bury side was played at a frantic pace with both defences performing well.

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Fred Howe saved a 12th-minute Xavier Huckle shot and from the rebound Ben Soanes deflected a shot from Stuart Jenkinson wide.

Matt Chaplin was high with his 20th-minute header after a throw was flicked on with the best Bury first-half chance.

Huckle chipped the ball over Howe and just too high when Jake Burton played a fine diagonal pass.

There were more chances in the second half. Matty Hill made a point-blank save to deny Chris Grey. Brendan Foley and Paul Nichols both came close at set plays in reply. Twice within 30 seconds in the 66th minute Diss were denied by brilliant tackles from Johnny Miller.

He timed his tackle to perfection as Huckle moved into the penalty area and then took the ball off the toe of Soanes after he had rounded Howe.

Four minutes later Josh Curry was wide with a great chance.

Hill made the save of the game in the 72nd minute when he dived low to his right to palm away a header from Chaplin. Diss increased the pace of their attacking and a number of corners were won.

Jamie Thompson did well to block a goal-bound effort from George Watts-Sturrock.

Three minutes into added time Thompson brought Huckle down as he moved into the penalty area wide of the left.

Mark Shadrack rattled the bar with his well-struck penalty kick.

Diss team: Matty Hill, Johnny King, Stuart Garner, Paul Nichols, Brendan Foley, Mark Shadrack, Stuart Jenkinson, Jason Hunt, Xavier Huckle, Ben Soanes, Jake Burton. Subs: Simon Jackson, Sam Bryant (Burton 70), Peter Hooks (King 76), Christian Money and George Watts-Sturrock (Jenkinson 61).

Att: 96. Match Sponsor: Len Nice.

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