Ten-man Tangerines lose
DISS Town were beaten 3-1 in an entertaining match full of passing football and chances as they played most of the match with ten men at Gorleston.George Wilson was sent off in the eighth minute for the use of an elbow in an aerial challenge for the ball with Ricci Butler.
DISS Town were beaten 3-1 in an entertaining match full of passing football and chances as they played most of the match with ten men at Gorleston.
George Wilson was sent off in the eighth minute for the use of an elbow in an aerial challenge for the ball with Ricci Butler.
The Greens failed to make their extra man pay despite a lot of pressure in the next 10 minutes.
Ben Soanes made two superb block tackles at the resulting free kick, Lee Hunter shot over when released by John Bell in the 14th minute and four minutes later Soanes made a perfect tackle as Luke Goreham turned in space in the penalty area. In the follow up play Matty Hill made an excellent diving save to his left to a shot from Gary Ingram.
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Adie Hayes won the ball in midfield in the 22nd minute and found Luke Catchpole. His through ball saw Ben Deacon slide and get his toe to the ball and force Tom Marsden to use his feet to block.
A minute later a headed pass from Catchpole sent Deacon clear to bring another great block with his feet from Marsden to a well-struck low shot.
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In the 31st minute Mark Shadrack was on the ground and his trailing foot caught Ben Manning. A penalty was awarded and Butler sent Hill the wrong way.
Danny Jones, starting a match for Diss for the first time since November 1, sent in a number of perfect corners from the left. In the 34th minute Soanes was high with his header when unmarked, in the 43rd minute Catchpole forced Marsden into the save of the game when his header was tipped over and deep into added time Catchpole headed wide when unmarked. Hunter headed wide at a great chance to a Goreham centre.
There were fewer chances but more goals in the second half. Jones had a 20-yard free kick tipped round the post by Marsden and Catchpole headed over to a Deacon cross three minutes later as Diss went in search of an equaliser.
Hunter had a great chance to make it 2-0 but shot wide at a 65th minute counter attack following a Diss corner. Jones was on target with a header and Steve Wright failed to get enough power on his header as Diss still looked likely to score.
However, in the 72nd minute Ingram became the second ex-Tangerine to score when he moved into the penalty area on the left and hit a powerful shot into the far corner from an acute angle.
Kyle Howell made a goal saving last ditch tackle as Osiris Gomes moved on to a pass from Soanes 10 minutes from time. Any lingering hopes for Diss were dashed in the 87th minute when Hunter ran on to a through ball and slid his shot past Hill from the edge of the penalty area to make it 3-0.
Two minutes later a free kick on the right from Hayes was headed in by Soanes. Deep in added time Marsden reacted well to keep out a goal bound attempted clearance from Eddie Thompson.
Diss Town: Matty Hill, Mark Shadrack, Ed Cussons, James Wilson, Ben Soanes, Adie Hayes, Luke Catchpole, George Wilson, Danny Partridge, Ben Deacon, Danny Jones. Subs: Osiris Gomes (for Catchpole 61 mins), Andy Moody (for J Wilson 86 mins), Steve Wright (for Deacon 66 mins) and Mark Fowler.