Tangerines can't be promoted now

DESPITE extending their unbeaten run to eight matches, other results mean that Diss Town can no longer be promoted from Ridgeons Division One this season.

DESPITE extending their unbeaten run to eight matches, other results mean that Diss Town can no longer be promoted from Ridgeons Division One this season.

The next match sees the fourth-placed Tangerines visit Halstead while the reserves, who did not have a game at the weekend, face their Debenham LC countparts to complete their home games for the season.

Diss Town 5, Cornard United 2


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Sam Bryant took a free-kick quickly, after he was fouled just outside the penalty area wide on the left in the fourth minute and found man-of-the-match Craig Skipp.

He beat a defender and sent a low shot into the far corner of the net for the opening goal. In a one-sided first half many other chances fell to Diss.

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Luke Catchpole and Jordan Rocastle had shots saved, a centre from Sam Bryant flashed across the face of goal and a Dan Wynne follow-up effort was blocked by a defender.

Sam Holeman missed a great chance for Cornard when he shot wide from 10 yards after Jamie Clark ran down the left and pulled the ball back.

However, it was not until the 22nd minute that Brendan Foley sent Jordan Rocastle racing onto a through- ball to float his effort over the advancing Matt Walker for the second goal.

In the 39th minute a corner from the left from Stuart Garner was headed on by Foley for Rocastle to turn and score from four yards. Luke Catchpole sent a long pass for Rocastle to head past Walker near the edge of the penalty area in the 53rd minute, and with both players in a heap on the ground the ball rolled into the net to complete Rocastle's hat-trick.

Rocastle was taken out by the visiting goalkeeper in a collision that meant the Diss striker was unable to continue and Walker was shown a yellow card. Walker made three fine saves to tip away shots from Catchpole and also did well to keep out a header from Wynne.

Cornard broke quickly in the 78th minute to pull a goal back after Walker made a good save to a header from Dan Wynne. Jamie Clark hit his shot against a post and Dan Mansa followed up to put the loose ball into the net.

Diss made it 5-1 in the 83rd minute when Mark Shadrack sent a shot low into the net from 22 yards after a foul. The ball found its way into the bottom left corner of the net after clipping the defensive wall and despite Walker getting a hand to the ball.

Two minutes later Cornard pulled another goal back through Sam Holeman from 25 yards.

A minute from time Phil Kelly for Cornard was sent off for his second yellow card foul.

Diss Youth teams are looking to add extra coaches for next season - email youth@disstownfc.co.uk for full details.

Two teams are currently looking for new coaches. The current U10 team will move to 11-a-side football next season and are looking to add new players to their squad.

Any current Year 5 pupils can get details by email at youth@disstownfc.co.uk or by calling Mark on 07973 311471.

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