Tangerines get first point on board

PUBLISHED: 15:52 19 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:42 10 September 2010

RIDGEONS LEAGUE: DISS TOWN have started the season with two tough games. They were beaten 2-0 at Newmarket Town last Saturday in a match of few chances. On Tuesday there was a 1-1 home draw with Gorleston.

DISS TOWN have started the season with two tough games. They were beaten 2-0 at Newmarket Town last Saturday in a match of few chances. On Tuesday there was a 1-1 home draw with Gorleston. Diss had more of the first half play with The Greens enjoying the second half play. Overall a draw was a fair result.

Ex-Tangerine captain Dale Vince was deemed to have beaten the offside trap when he moved on to a 28th minute through ball to put The Jockeys ahead.

Robbie Lawrence was high with the best chance of the match seconds after the break. Newmarket made it 2-0 when Tony Becks lifted the ball high into the net from 25 yards out after Mark Camidge failed to get distance on his punched clearance at a free kick.

Andy Moody had shot high to a good chance before Diss took a 33rd minute lead against Gorleston. Adie Hayes sent a free kick from just outside the penalty area wide on the left for Leighton Miller to head one of his typical set piece goals from six yards.

Chad Pillar moved on to a through ball to equalise in the 50th minute on the counter-attack at a Diss free-kick.

Diss thanked Roy Allen Engineering Ltd of Stanley Road, Diss for sponsoring the Gorleston match.

Diss will only have a midweek match this week if today's FA Cup sponsored by EOn match with Walsham-le-Willows is drawn. The replay would be at Summer Road on Wednesday (kick off 7.45pm). Diss have a home league match against March Town United next Saturday (kick off 3pm).

Diss Reserves play their first league match on Tuesday, August 26 at home to Thetford Reserves. They still seek a manager.

Diss under-18s played an entertaining 4-4 draw at Felixstowe and Walton under-18 last Wednesday. The Diss goals were scored by Chris Kapsalis, Kieran Nicholls, Jon Abbott (penalty) and Lewis Blackburn.

Their first league match is at home to Ipswich Wanderers under-18s on Thursday, August 28, but they have a final pre-season match against Lowestoft under-18s at Brewers Green Lane on Thursday, August 21 (kick off 7.30pm).

The next Diss Town FC prize bingo will be on Monday (doors open at 7.15pm for eyes down at 8pm) and the next Barry H evening is Saturday, September 13 (from 8pm with hot food available for purchase). Entry is free to club members with a charge of £2 levied to all others.

There will be music with Kenny and The Strollers on Friday, August 29 from 8pm (entry £5).

The clubhouse is available for hire for various parties, contact the club on 01379 651223 for details.

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