Penalty swings game away from Diss
Diss Reserves' local derby league match swung in favour of Walsham-le-Willows Reserves with a disputed first-half penalty and the game ended 3-1.Both teams had regular players moved into their team's respective first team matches.
Diss Reserves' local derby league match swung in favour of Walsham-le-Willows Reserves with a disputed first-half penalty and the game ended 3-1.
Both teams had regular players moved into their team's respective first team matches.
Walsham started brightly with Jack Brame going close in the second minute. He scored the opening goal two minutes later. Nathan Birch headed the ball on for Charlie Robinson to have his shot well blocked by Mark Camidge.
The loose ball was turned in by Brame.
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Ray Baker was high with his shot on the run to a fine headed pass by Ray Barrett in the ninth minute.
A minute later Diss equalised. Karl Ansley won the ball and exchanged passes with Barrett before crossing to Jake McDowall. His shot from six-yards out squirmed through the hands of Cameron Smith and into the net.
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Brame was wide with a headed chance and Steve Jermy was only just high as the home defence backed off to allow him to shoot with chances being created at both ends.
Rob Francksen saw his 33rd minute shot come back off the inside of a post to a centre from Luke Austin.
Three minutes later Walsham took the lead through a Lewis Kemp penalty.
Camidge threw the ball out and it was cut out by Nathan Birch. He seemed to have lost control of the ball as he went over the diving Camidge and a penalty was awarded.
The best Diss chance of the second half fell to Barrett in the 58th minute but he shot wide when unmarked close in at the far post as Dale Wilson headed on a cross from Ansley. Camidge made a good save to deny Baden Holmes in the 87th minute but it was a surprise when another goal was scored. It came a minute into added time when Brame shot in from eight-yards out after a corner was not cleared.
Walsham-le-Willows Man of the Match: Jack Brame scored two goals and was a constant threat but spoilt his display with a caution for comments to the Diss players when he made it 3-1.
Diss Man of the Match: Matty Garnham defended well and put some good passes forward.
Final score: Walsham-le-Willows Reserves 3, Diss Reserves 1
Diss Reserves will be away at Gorleston Reserves on Saturday (kick off 3pm) in The Chell Trophy quarter-final.
The tie must be settled on the day with extra time and penalties if necessary.
Diss Town will be at home to Debenham Leisure Centre in a local derby league game on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) and away at Stowmarket Town on Wednesday (kick off 7.45pm) in Ridgeons League Division One games.
The Diss Town Football Club house facilities at Brewers Green Lane are available for use by other local sporting clubs. For details and discussion on your requirements either visit the club on a weekday evening or ring 01379 651223.
There is a pool table and dart board for those wishing to enter local leagues for those two sports.