Diss area youth notes
DISS U18 lost to visitors Woodbridge 4-1. They were punished for some lapses at the back by a Woodbridge team that played a quick passing game. Diss scored a fine injury time consolation goal from Ed Lake.
DISS U18 lost to visitors Woodbridge 4-1. They were punished for some lapses at the back by a Woodbridge team that played a quick passing game. Diss scored a fine injury time consolation goal from Ed Lake. Sam Smy beat the offside trap to float the ball over the advancing Jamie Allen for the opening Woodbridge goal. Damien Phelan hit a well-struck 20-yard shot into the side netting in reply. Smy scored his second goal when he latched on to a through ball and rounded Allen to shoot in. David Beard used his legs to fine effect to block a shot from Dawid Kawa just before half-time as Diss tried to get back into the match. Callum Smith hit the bar with a free kick for Woodbridge. Diss failed to clear the ball in the 48th minute and the ball was crossed from the right for George Baldry to make it 3-0 at the near post. A close range effort was fired into the roof of the net from close range by Stuart Baille to make it 4-0. In the first minute of added time Diss had a shot blocked and Ed Lake pulled a goal back with a well struck volley. Diss U18's next two league games are both against Framlingham Under-18's - at home tonight (ko 7.45) and away next Thursday (7.45).
DISS TOWN YOUTH played Rocklands in gusty conditions and this was always going to be a difficult game. Diss can be well satisfied how well they defended against the wind in the first half, some excellent defending by George Hawes and some fine saves by Henry Ready kept the scores level at the break. Diss could not capitalise, playing with the wind behind them in the second half and could only manage one long-range effort by Aidan Browne which went narrowly wide. Rocklands did manage to score in the second half which was the difference between the two sides. In the second game Diss again had to defend against the wind in the first half and were up against a well-organised team who capitalised with three well-taken goals in the first half to lead 3-0. Lakeford grew with confidence in the second half and added five more goals to win the game with ease. This is early days for the boys who are gaining valuable experience.
LONG STRATTON U13 went down 9-2 against top-of-the-table Acle. Wayne Bemrose had put Stratton ahead but Acle's powerful strike force soon got into the game and despite some heroics from Andy Bellingham in goal, they went 4-1 up before half-time, although Bemrose was twice denied by the home keeper and again by the woodwork. More of the same in the second half with Acle's big striker proving too good. Bemrose got a consolation late on. Stratton Glass & Windows MoM: Andy Bellingham.
HEMPNALL U14 hosted Blundeston Magpies in windy conditions. Hempnall started slowly and found themselves 2-0 down before they upped their game. Zack saw a shot go just wide, before some good work from Billy and an excellent pass to Zack secured their first goal of the match. Ciaran then levelled at 2-2 before half-time. In the second half Hempnall came out fighting and deservedly took the lead with Billy scoring. Hempnall kept pressurising the Blundeston goal, but Blundeston managed to level the score. Olly was very unlucky not to score from a corner. Alex made some superb saves. The draw saw Hempnall gain their first point of the season. This was a good all-round performance by all the boys and something to build on for next week.
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BECKVALE BOYS U10 started like a Formula 1 sports car, firing on all cylinders in front of a bumper home crowd. Heasley found the back of the net in the fourth minute, with Evans making it two straight after the re-start unleashing an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box. Beckvale were dominating the midfield battle with Wales and Bental first to everything across the middle. Heasley got his second after turning on a sixpence in the box to coolly slot home from six yards. Harvey almost ripped the net off with a lightning strike from all of 20 yards. Wales scored his first for the club when he headed home following a pin-point cross from the wing. Evans got a tap-in after a good ball from Harvey. Nathan Bartram had an excellent game and was rewarded when he scored a fine goal, following good passing football. Heasley, Harvey and Bental added to score sheet. MoM: Luke Homer for an excellent game. Next, Beckvale entertain Kirkley (11am).
DISS U9 travelled to Wymondham for two games. In game one against the hosts good midfield play from Owen Thompson-Browne, Cameron Rossell, Josh Lucraft and Charlie Bowen saw several good chances made and missed as Diss had almost all the play. These missed opportunities were costly as Wymondham upped their game and took one of their few chances to take the game 1-0. Game two against Mulbarton turned out to be a complete mis-match. Defenders Alex Chittock and Kieran Allen had storming games as usual under constant pressure and keeper Connor Blake was injured several times through sheer bravery under the onslaught. The Mulbarton midfield controlled the show and Dane Potter, Ryan Hook along with Jack Burrows struggled to contain them so a 7-0 scoreline was probably justified as the Diss lads at times need to be a bit sharper, however it was tough on the impressive back line.
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EYE SAINTS U13 travelled to Westbourne in the first round of the cup and came away with a comfortable 9-1 win. In a game played in windy conditions and with a bone hard, dry pitch it was very difficult to play any kind of football. Eye scored first after five minutes when a corner from Charlie Brown was converted by Liam Potter from close in. Two good finishes from Ash Harris midway through the first half gave Saints a comfortable 3-0 lead. Further opportunities were missed with Rhys Askham coming the closest by striking the post from close range. Before half-time, following a scramble in the Saints goal, Westbourne pulled a goal back. During the second half Saints had the advantage of a strong wind behind them but it took them 10 minutes before scoring their fourth goal when Ryan Newton headed a corner from Cameron Mckie into the net. After 20 minutes into the second half Reuben Martindale and Tom Hargrave both went close before Ryan scored his second goal. Saints were camped in Westbournes half for the remainder of the game and further goals from Tanner Call, Joe Hooton, and a double strike from Levi Harris sealed Saints passage into the next round of the cup. MoM: Toby Bell-Tye who had an excellent game in central defence.
HARLESTON U12 travelled to Filby and Runham and took the game to their hosts and quickly surged into a three-goal lead, goals coming from Tom Girling, an own goal and a fine strike from Craig Ellis, however, as in recent weeks they allowed the home side to level by half-time. The second half started evenly and slightly against the run of play, the home side took the lead. Harleston soon equalised through Brannigan Harvey. Harleston then proceeded to fall apart with the home side adding four further goals to take the points. Brandon Pickess claimed MoM for keeping going.
HARLESTON U10 welcomed Ormesby Lads and lost 2-1, a game they did not deserve to lose. Harleston took the lead through a goal from Tommy Williams. After dominating the game and missing several chances, Harleston were unfortunate to concede an equaliser to make it 1-1 at half-time. The second half saw Harleston again miss numerous chances before Ormesby scored what turned out to be the winning goal. Man-of-the-match was Johnny Middleton excellent in midfield. Well done to the whole team for never giving up.
HARLESTON U14 dominated the majority of this game, creating several chances but still failed to score and take all three points. The best chance of the first half fell to Dan Taylor who couldn't make god enough contact to head home a Harvey Hodd corner from five yards out. Best chance of the second half was from Remarl Nelson who chipped the keeper only to see it cleared off the line. Dan Knox, on his debut, dominated the middle of the park and was MoM.
HEMPNALL U12 only have themselves to blame for returning home pointless from their trip to Hemsby. Hempnall should have taken the lead early on when Callum Maloney was put through on goal only to shoot wide of a post. It was against the run of play that Hemsby took the lead from their first corner of the game. The ball bobbling on the hard pitch to evade keeper Brooks. Hempnall fought back and had good chances to equalise through Callum and then Dan Babington won the race for the ball with the keeper only to fire wide. Hemsby refused to give up a lost cause and when the ball was hooked back from the goal line the striker smashed a low shot from 20 yards past keeper Brooks. Hempnall continued to attack for the remainder of the half creating several corners but could not find a way through the Hemsby defence. In the second half Ethan Humphrey and Dan had long-range efforts saved by the keeper. It was not until five minutes from time that Dan Babington scored but Hempnall did not seem to have the urgency or will to go out and find the equaliser that would have been fair on the balance of play. Robert Watson again had a fine game at right-back. Final score: Hemsby 2, Hempnall 1.
SCOLE GIRLS U12 played Swanton Herons U12 and the game started strongly with both teams putting up a good fight, unfortunately an early goal gave Herons the lead. Scole did not let their heads drop and they carried on determine to equalise with chances coming from Rebecca Archibald, Georgia King and player of the match Ellie Drake. Kirkley also had more chances but Shannon Lummis pulled off many good saves. The second half commenced and another early goal came from Herons, this time Scole struggled to battle back. An accidental hand-ball in the goalkeeper's area meant Herons were awarded a penalty. This was their third and final goal. With the full-time whistle nearing Archibald scored a consolation goal for Scole.
SCOLE LADS U13 gave a good performance and they created lots of chances, Sam Baker made two excellent saves in the first half. Max Turner opened the scoring with a shot from outside the area and Oscar Marshall crossed for Joe Read to make it 2-0 at half-time. Attleborough pulled one back just after half time but Scole then started converting the chances and scored further goals from Charlie Deakin (2), Oscar Marshall, Aiden Shaen-Carter, Nathan Locke and MoM Max Turner got his second.
SCOLE U11 battled hard for this game. Jex scored the first goal 15 minutes into the half. Scole kept their heads up though and were awarded a penalty five minutes later which was well taken and Reece Lanchester scored his first goal of the game. This set the tone for the rest of the match with Jex scoring a second just before half-time. In the second half Scole were certainly getting the run of the play and 15 minutes in Ben Shepherd equalised. Yet again against run of play Scole let Jex score again. Scole maintained form and from a corner kick Reece Lanchester headed the ball into the back of the net. Five minutes from the end Scole were awarded their second penalty of the match and Reece Lanchester scored from the spot to secure the win and to gain his first hat-trick of the season. Scole certainly worked hard for this game coming from behind three times and finally scoring the winning goal five minutes from full time. MoM: Reece Lanchester for his hat-trick. Final score: U11 4, Jex 3.
SCOLE LADS U12 took a commanding position from the start and Jack Payne put Scole in the lead with a great shot from a corner quickly followed by another great goal. Morley defended well and had some good opportunities to score but strong defence by Jake Carradus and Rhys Davis thwarted their efforts. Scole had many more shots at goal but failed to score until Nathan Constance chipped the ball in over the goalies head to make 3-0. The second half saw the subs and goalie being given some time on the field. Morley battled on and Scole had their chances but the game finished 3-0. MoM: Jack Payne. Manager's MoM: Sean Dundas.