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Tangerines prepare for life in top flight

PUBLISHED: 14:57 05 May 2011 | UPDATED: 14:57 05 May 2011

Diss Town team that played in final match of the season against Godmanchester. Back row: Jordan Rocastle, Brendan Foley, Tom Deller, Stefan Gilding, Danny Wynne, Luke Catchpole, Jonny King, Danny Partridge, Matty Webster. Front: Jonny Abbott, Andy Moody, Stuart Garner, Mark Shadrack, Sam Bryant, Steve Wright

Diss Town team that played in final match of the season against Godmanchester. Back row: Jordan Rocastle, Brendan Foley, Tom Deller, Stefan Gilding, Danny Wynne, Luke Catchpole, Jonny King, Danny Partridge, Matty Webster. Front: Jonny Abbott, Andy Moody, Stuart Garner, Mark Shadrack, Sam Bryant, Steve Wright

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Diss Town completed their Ridgeons Division One season on Saturday with a goal-less draw against Godmanchester, and can now start planning for life back in the Premier Division.

Diss Town 0, Godmanchester Rovers 0

THE match saw only a few chances created and was a typical low-key end-of-season match, played on a warm afternoon with a strong breeze blowing.

It was a chance for the home players to celebrate with their team, as Diss finished third in the table to move back to the Ridgeons Premier Division after a four-year absence.

After the match Stefan Gilding was presented with the Diss Town supporters’ player of the season award.

He has played in a defence which had a remarkable finish to the season.

In the last 11 games just two goals were conceded — both were penalties. In the same period, the 11 games saw 26 goals scored and 26 points gained.

Diss Reserves finished in second place in the Ridgeons Reserve League North, just three points behind defending champions Lowestoft Reserves.

It was a remarkable achievement for the Tangerines after their bottom-place finish last season.

Diss Town A play Stoke Ferry in the Crown Fire League Dick Davey Ambulance Cup final tonight (Thursday, ko 7.30pm) at Aldiss Park, Dereham.

On Saturday the A-team host Colkirk in the league.

Brewers Green Lane hosts its final two cup finals this weekend – the Norfolk and Suffolk Veterans’ League Cup final between Norwich Trafford and Stowupland Falcons on Friday (kick-off 7.45pm) and the Merrick Hill South Norfolk Sunday League Carver Shield final between Redgrave Reserves and Burston on Sunday (kick-off 10.30am).


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