Diss area football reports

HARLESTON U14 played host to Waveney C this week in what can only be described as a very scrappy game from the home team. Josh Lewis opened the scoring for Harleston but they soon found themselves on level terms as the visitors hit back straight away. With Waveney playing the better football and the home team squandering chances it wasn’t long before Harleston were a goal behind. Fortunately the ever- reliable Antony Burlton was on target to bring the scores back level and this was soon followed up by an own goal from a superb Will Coleman cross. Terry Hope was next on the score sheet after his shot went under the Waveney keeper. Just before the interval the visitors grabbed another goal to make it 4-3. After half-time Will Coleman netted one early on but then Waveney turned on the style to bring it back to 5-4. Burlton scored an excellent half-volley from distance and Coleman bagged one from close range. Waveney piled on the pressure but fortunately they only managed to score one more before the final whistle to make it 7-5 to Harleston. MoM: George Collins, seemed to be everywhere.

HEMPNALL U15 entertained arch rivals Harleston in the shield. Firstly apologies to Miles for missing him off last week. Hempnall didn’t start off too well although Alex was unlucky on a couple of occassions and Harleston scored some sloppy goals. At half-time Harleston were 6-0 up. Hempnall upped their game and looked the more confident team. Dan (MoM) put in some lovely tackles, and Hempnall came close on a few occassions. Tom hit the back of the net to score Hempnall’s only goal. The Hempnall pressure was to no avail and Harleston won the game with a rather flattering 6-1 scoreline. If the boys show the same grit and determination they showed in the second half in the whole of their next match, they could get their second victory this season.

DISS U10 travelled to Jex in search of back-to-back wins and started well when Sam Gilbert scored through a fine left-footed shot. Diss kept up the pressure with Mitchell Noller scoring. Diss increased their lead further after Mitchell Noller produced a fine run and cross for Cameron Rossell to tap in. Diss scored again just before half-time through Mitchell Noller. Diss started slowly second half and were punished when Jex scored a deserved goal. Jex scored again late on. MoM: Charlie Bowen.

EYE SAINTS U14 won 4-1 at home to Sproughton Eagles. Saints took the lead when Ash Harris played a free-kick in to the feet of Matt Youngs who finished confidently. Saints scored their second five minutes later when Tom Hargrave lobbed the keeper. After 17 minutes Saints went 3-0 up when Mathew Welfare powerfully headed home a corner from Youngs. Just before half-time Sproughton pulled a goal back with an excellent free-kick past stand-in keeper Tanner Call. Saints sealed the win late in the second half when Welfare scored his second. MoM: Matt Youngs.

SCOLE U11 slipped to a first defeat in four months in a even contest against a strong Attleborough. Ryan Ellis was called into action early on, producing a great flying save full stretch to deny a certain goal. Scole won a steady succession of corners but failed to convert on a big testing pitch. Boardman (MoM) and Seymour-Blackbourn kept shutting the door on Attleborough’s lively attack, however Boro went ahead early in the second half. Scole had a chance to level immediately but Manning’s effort was well saved. Scole’s final ball let them down when they had two against one at the break and then Hitch went close with a long-range effort. Boardman won every tackle on offer but with Scole pressing for an equaliser they were caught at the back by a sucker punch of a second goal. Hitch had one final effort which was again saved well by the impressive Attleborough keeper. Scole were left with nothing to show for their considerable efforts, but they will look to bounce back next week in the quarter-final of the cup.

HARLESTON U15 travelled the short distance to Hempnall for a quarter-final shield match and came away worthy winners. Harleston demoralised their opponents in the first half, scoring all six goals in the first 25 minutes. Kieran Allum got the first from the edge of the box firing into the far corner, then Allum crossed and the keeper parried the ball to Ben Evans-Hendrick to knock it home. Mo Hadley then bent one in from 25 yards into the top corner before Allum got his second, tapping in at the back post. Allum then completed his hat-trick, coming in from the right and firing into the roof of the net. Charlie Elton scored Harleston’s sixth from ten yards into the bottom corner. Hempnall gained a consolation goal to make the final score Hempnall 1, Harleston 6. MoM: Mo Hadley.

DISS U9: An injury-time winner by Aidan Browne (MoM) gave Diss a hard earned victory against a good Hethersett side. Diss opened the game up well, playing with confidence, showing good passing and possession. They soon took the lead with some good work down the left wing by Ryan Davidson, he provided a great cross which was met superbly by Aidan Browne, lobbing the keeper. The second half was more even and Hethersett equalised midway through from a free-kick that went through the wall. There was an excellent second-half performance by striker George Hawes and he was influential with the injury-time winner, showing good strength and hold-up play, enabling Aidan Browne to run through and grab his second of the game which sees Diss move back to top of the table.

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DISS U11 made a solid start at Mundford but conceded an unlucky goal and were then under steady pressure. Steven Hines tackled brilliantly and William Aitken pulled off a string of good saves but Mundford scored three more to lead 4-0 at half-time. The second half was an uphill struggle for Diss against strong opponents. Mundford added four more goals, a harsher scoreline than Diss deserved. The boys kept trying to the end and nearly pulled one back when Kyle Hanusiak shot over after a great cross from Lawrence Brown but it ended 8-0.

HARLESTON U10 suffered a setback in their chase for promotion as they went down to Hemsby. Henry Warner and Jordan Dexter went close but were thwarted by the home keeper. This seemed to inspire Hemsby as they took the lead. The second half was a scrappy affair but Harleston equalised when Lewis Haydon finished well from a Jack Lester cross. The home keeper made good saves to deny Harleston, and Hemsby broke to score the winner late on. This was injustice to the defence as Harvey Robson again produced a solid display. MoM: Finlay Boreham, a credit to his team – he battled throughout. Final score: Hemsby Hornets B 2, Harleston U10 1.

SCOLE U13 started the match in a commanding position giving Everett an early goal. Rocklands responded by upping their game but Goodwin-Tallents thwarted all Rocklands attempts with his fast reactions. Everett’s athleticism and support from team mates gave him his hat-trick. Gould had his chance after a lovely run which Payne converted but soon after scored with a chip past the keeper. Payne easily made it 6-0. Rocklands scored in the final minutes. MoM: Sean Dundas, well deserved. Final score: Scole 6, Rocklands 1.

HARLESTON U9 started brightly and had chances. Blundeston, however, were the first to find the net scoring from a tight angle after they reacted quickest to a penalty save by William Rose. Harleston soon got back on the attack, drawing level after a cross from Harrison Tompkins was finished sweetly by Charlie Norman. The visitors took the lead again after some confusion in the Harleston area, the Blundeston forward taking full advantage. The second half saw Harleston put Blundeston under immense pressure and had numerous chances to take the lead after drawing level when Charlie Norman got his second. Pushing forward left Harleston vulnerable to a break and late one Blundeston again took the lead. Player of week: Charlie Norman and Joe Collett.

SCOLE U14 started the match brightly with Aidan Shaen-Carter causing the visitors problems, unfortunately they couldn’t turn the chances into goals and Blofield broke the deadlock from a corner. Scole continued to play good football and equalised from an Oscar Marshall corner when the keeper failed to hold the ball and George Mills scored. The visitors regained the lead from the penalty spot just after half-time, Thomas Constance played a through ball to Aidan who finished calmly to level the scores. PoM: George for his excellent all-round performance. n Scole U14 are looking for more players. If interested contact Ian on 01379 740265.