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Tangerines share the honours

PUBLISHED: 17:25 12 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:20 16 September 2010

Foulsham 3, Diss Town Res 3

Diss Reserves continued their pre-season games with a good display in a 3-3 draw away at Anglian Combination Division Two team Foulsham, who also played some fine football.

Foulsham 3, Diss Town Res 3

Diss Reserves continued their pre-season games with a good display in a 3-3 draw away at Anglian Combination Division Two team Foulsham, who also played some fine football.

Although Foulsham had more of the first half attacking play it was Diss who created the chances and scored more goals. Steve Wright hit a post when he moved on to a fine through ball from Chris Gibbons.

Five minutes later Diss took the lead when James Harrison sent a fine centre in from the left wing and Rafel Szalek rose unchallenged at the far post to head in from six yards out.

Max Kirkby was next to test the goalkeeper with a shot on target from 25 yards out to a fine Harrison pass. Foulsham struck a post with a header in a good spell of pressure.

A poor goal kick in the 31st minute saw Diss give the ball away for Foulsham to move forward and equalise.

However, Diss regained the lead in the 40th minute when Kirby took his time and created space to take and loose ball and curl a shot into the net.

Two minutes later Wright played a perfect through-ball for Harrison to run and float the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 3-1.

It was no surprise when Foulsham pulled a goal back with a fine header in the 56th minute to a cross from

the left.

A number of changes seemed to make life difficult for Diss but Damien Phelan was denied a goal in the 75th minute when a defender got back to clear off the line after Phelan rounded the goalkeeper wide on the right after Gibbons and Karl Ansley linked up well on the right.

Five minutes from the end a long though-ball caught Diss out down the middle and produced a Foulsham equaliser.

Diss Reserves: Aaron Bunn, Ryan MacFadden, Wayne Collins, Chris Gibbons, Carl Bronson, Matty Hill, James Harrison, Rafel Szalek, Steve Wright, Karl Ansley, Max Kirkby.

Subs: Andy Collins-Reed (Hill at half-time), Damien Phelan (Bronson 58) and Ronaldo Qoopre De Barra (Kirkby 80).

Diss Reserves lost 2-0 away at a strong Hempnall side, who play in the Premier Division Anglian Combination, on the previous Tuesday. Their league season starts at home against Whitton Reserves on Saturday, August 21.

Diss U18 opened their pre-season friendly matches with an encouraging performance against Harford Tornadoes U18s last Thursday.

After 60 minutes the game was 2-2 with Diss goals from George Cole and Damien Phelan. Harford introduced a new team and then went on to win 6-2.

The remaining Diss U18 pre-season matches are today at home v Histon (kick off 7.30pm), Thursday, August 19 away at Gorleston (kick off 7.30pm) and on Wednesday, August 25 away at Dereham U18s (kick off 7.30pm).

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