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Defeat in 1st Game after Lockdown
Thursday 22nd October 2020
Thurlow Nunn Youth League East
Diss Town Under-18s 1 Wroxham Under-18s 6
Diss Town Under-18s took the lead, but were well beaten by a strong Wroxham Under-18s team at Brewers Green Lane.
A third minute Diss free kick played into the danger area was not dealt with by the visiting defence and Keiran Gallen shot The Tangerines into the lead. Although The Yachtsmen had more of the attacking play it took until the 30th minute for the equaliser to arrive. There was a mix up in the home penalty area to a long through ball and the ball was pulled back from the goal line for Ollie Yun to shoot in. Seven minutes later Joe Muskett used his strength on the edge of the penalty area to create space and he shot in from 14 yards out.
Alex Lofts took advantage of confusion to a 52nd minute through ball to make the score 3-1. Nine Minutes later Matthew Ward cut in from the left and sent a fierce right foot shot into the far corner. Ryan Forbes headed in to make the score 5-1 after 70 minutes. Alex Brasero smashed a free kick from 22 yards out against the bar in the 82nd minute and with Ben Way colliding with a post Yun tapped the ball in from close range.
Diss Team: Ben Way, Will Aldrich, Matthew Munnings, Joe Hilton, Jake Groves, Josh Dunstan, Tyler Matthews, Ewan Chamberlain, Jensen Martin, Kieran Gallen, Riley Debenham.
Diss sub (used on a repeat basis): Asa McGeachy, Shay Flatt.
Diss Under-18s next two league games are away at Waveney Under-18s on Thursday 29th October (both kick off at 7.45pm) and at home against Norwich United Under-18s on Thursday 5th November (kick off 7.45pm).
Saturday 12th December 2020
Thurlow Nunn League Division One North
Diss Town 3 Sheringham 4
An end to end match produced an opening minute goal and had the result in the balance until the end to keep an unusually good sized crowd for a mid-December Saturday fixture well entertained despite the poor weather conditions.
Sheringham moved down the right wing and sent a centre across the face of goal, the ball was missed by defenders coming back, for Ben Boyce to turn in at the far post. The first Diss equaliser came in the 20th minute when a fine ball out to the left wing found Kieran Hagan, he played the ball inside for Jack Hutchinson to roll the ball through from 30 yards out for Bryn Mullen to move and shoot in from ten yards out.
The ball fell well for Connor Kerry to shoot The Shannocks into a 31st minute lead from six yards out after a series of ricochets inside the penalty area. On the stroke of half time A pass from Matt Wilson set Keiran Hagan to shoot in left footed via the inside of a post from 12 yards out to send the team in level at 2-2 at half time.
In the 49th minute Diss protested that Adam Rix had the ball under control when George Abbott made the score 3-2 to the visitors. The goal was allowed to stand. Spencer Cawcutt had a 66th minute shot palmed out by Connor Milligan for James Bemrose to make the score 3-3 from close range.
Pressure on Rix at a 69th minute corner ended with Ryan Haylett sending a shot in for the winner at the edge of the penalty area.
The Diss Town players, led by Owen French, brought large quantities of groceries to the match. These will be donated to a local food bank as a gesture of Christmas good will to the local community.