Tangerines' goal blitz
Brewers Green Lane is the place to be and Diss Town the team to watch at the moment if you want goals. The last four matches at BGL have seen 25 goals scored - 18 by Diss and seven by opponents.
Brewers Green Lane is the place to be and Diss Town the team to watch at the moment if you want goals.
The last four matches at BGL have seen 25 goals scored - 18 by Diss and seven by opponents. During this productive period there was also the 9-2 win at Stowmarket.
In addition to the remarkable feats of the team has been the incredible scoring form of Danny Partridge, 24 - as manager Paul Tong remarked: “Danny is on fire at the moment”.
His four first-half goals last Saturday took the player's first team goal tally to 11 in four games. If the four Diss Reserves goals against Debenham Reserves and five Mellis goals against Stradbroke are added, Danny has scored 20 goals in the last seven matches that he has started since mid-December.
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The Tangerines next visit Hadleigh, who are three places below them in the Ridgeons Division One table.
Diss Town beat visitors Yarmouth 5-1 on Saturday.
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The Bloaters brought a good, noisy following which helped, plus those who would have been managing, playing or refereeing other local games which were called off, to boost the crowd to the highest this season.
Early on, Stewart Roach had a 30-yard shot deflected, Michael Hilton was already committed to diving to his left but did well to get his foot to the ball with Paul Andrews clearing the danger.
The Bloaters found themselves 2-0 down after just nine minutes to two similar goals. In the sixth minute a long ball out of defence by Steve Best saw Danny Partridge beat the offside trap and chip the ball over ex-Diss Reserves goalkeeper Elliott Pride from 25 yards.
Three minutes later Best found Partridge on the left-hand corner of the penalty area. Partridge took the ball under control and moved five yards and floated a magnificent right-foot shot over Pride and into the far corner.
Partridge completed his hat-trick in the 18th minute when Dale Vince sent a perfect through ball from inside his own half past the Yarmouth defence for Partridge to use his lightning pace to run from 40 yards out before blasting a powerful shot into the net from just inside the penalty area.
Partridge came close to another goal when his 27th minute header to a centre by Alan North smashed against the bar and went over. Matty Ryland beat Johnny Watt down the left wing in the 40th minute and send a left-foot cross on to the head of Partridge just five yards out to make it 4-0.
Not surprisingly the second half was a fairly low-key affair. The fifth goal came in the 65th minute. Best surged forward from half way and beat three players before finding Gavin Norman on the left. His low cross was slid into the net by Ben Deacon, just a minute after he had replaced Partridge, three yards out at the far post.
It was good to see Ben score as he had gone eight first team games without a goal, although he had scored in the midweek before the Yarmouth game for Diss Reserves. Injury to Vince saw Michael Hilton pushed into midfield with Paul Snowdon coming on in goal. As the game was about to move into added time Yarmouth pulled a goal back to the delight of their supporters.
A cross from the right was put into the net by Roach with a right foot shot. Hilton came very close to scoring.
Not surprisingly Partridge was named as man of the match for his goals by match sponsor The Tudor Bakehouse of Diss. Best also had another superb match.
Diss Reserves did not play last weekend and have another free Saturday this week.