Diss area youth notes

SCOLE GIRLS U15 beat newly-promoted Jex 3-2. Scole were immediately put under pressure and seemed unable to get the ball out of their half. They had a big let-off when a Jex forward rattled a post but showed determination to get back into the game, and against the run of play, the Jex keeper fumbled a Vic Owen shot and Bea Blazak followed up to net.

SCOLE GIRLS U15 beat newly-promoted Jex 3-2. Scole were immediately put under pressure and seemed unable to get the ball out of their half. They had a big let-off when a Jex forward rattled a post but showed determination to get back into the game, and against the run of play, the Jex keeper fumbled a Vic Owen shot and Bea Blazak followed up to net. Blazak increased Scole's lead when she cut in from the left and squeezed the ball home from an acute angle and then had a left foot shot cleared off the line with the keeper well beaten. Jex got back into the game when they were awarded a penalty for an unavoidable hand-ball and duly scored but Scole maintained their two goal lead when Vic Owen volleyed into the top corner. The second half started with Jex again doing most of the attacking but girl of the game Chloe Edwards marshalled her defence superbly and limited Jex to just a few long-range efforts. From a Scole corner, Jex made a quick break and reduced Scole's lead with a well-worked goal but Scole held on to record their first win.

LONG Stratton U10 entertained Freethorpe. With changes made to the starting line-up it gave an opportunity for K Locke to prove himself as an outfield force and G Hilton to pull on the keeper's gloves. The game started evenly with chances at both ends and G Hilton becoming more confident with every touch. With pressure building in the Freethorpe half the deadlock was finally broken after 15 minutes with a strike from Z Sawyer. Only three minutes later the ball was in the back of the net again only for the referee to pull play back for a penalty for hand-ball which Z Sawyer slotted home. J Bemrose scored a third after 11 second half minutes but the game was a story of great Long Stratton performances namely H Nye having his best game in a red shirt, B Whiting for great wing play and K Cleverly for shutting out all danger at the back. MoM: K Cleverly for his contribution to Stratton's first clean sheet of the season.

LONG STRATTON U13 lost 2-1 against Ormesby Lads. The first half was very even and ended goalless. Ormesby took the lead in the second half before Andy Bellingham kept Stratton in the game with a penalty save. Aidan Hilton then made it 1-1, his fifth of the season. Brendan Edwards and Wayne Bemrose went close to putting Stratton ahead before Ormesby broke away to grab what was the winner. MoM: B Edwards.

SCOLE GIRLS U12 drew 0-0 with hosts Thorpe. Having scored 14 goals the week before, Scole couldn't manage any against a strong Thorpe team. Chances were at a premium and apart from a few goalmouth scrambles and a good shot from Georgia King, Scole never looked like scoring. Georgia Edwards put in a great defensive display and it was thanks to her and keeper Shannon Lummis (PoM), who made some terrific saves, that the girls avoided their first defeat.

SCOLE U13 beat Hethersett 5-3. This was the lads' third straight win by the same scoreline. Charlie Deakin opened the scoring with an excellent lob from outside the area and the second came from a header by Max Turner. Hethersett pulled one back before half-time. At the start of the second half Scole scored the goal of the game when great passing saw the ball played back to Jake Snowling, who played a terrific pass out to the left which PoM Oscar Marshall, controlled and smashed into the roof of the net. Hethersett then pulled it back to 3-3, but Scole showed their character, and after a goalmouth scramble, Matt Harper scored. In the dying moments Laurence Breeze was brought down by the keeper, Jake Snowling coolly tucking the kick in.

SCOLE LADS U8 are looking for players Year 3. Contact Chris Walker on 01379 676818. And the club is starting training sessions for five and six-year-olds at Scole playing field on Mondays starting on October 5, from 5.30-6.30pm. For more information contact Ian on 01379 740265.

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BECKVALE BOYS U11 travelled to second-place Gorleston Rangers for their third away game on the trot, after two good wins on the road so far this season and drew 2-2. Beckvale struggled to get a grip on the game and gave the home side some good early chances. Against the run of play, Beckvale scored the opener when Mason Heasely scored following good work from Jack Bentall and Jake Harvey. Gorleston pulled level with a well-deserved goal. A good cross from the left was missed by two Beckvale players, going just inches past the far post. Beckvale responded to the half-time talk and soon found themselves in front again when Harvey scored with a good shot that smudged the underside of the bar. Miller was playing well just in front of the back four winning most of the aerial battle, with Oakley and Wellar covering at the back. Guy Foster had an excellent game in goal and marshalled his area well. A lapse in concentration allowed Gorleston in to score a well-deserved equaliser, 2-2. Beckvale are home for the next four games, kick-off will be 11am at Mill Lane Ground.

DISS TOWN U10 HAWKS played Blofield. Diss started brightly, with Will Smith tackling well in midfield and Charlie Stammers looking sharp up front. Sam Hunt had a shot saved and Steven Hines was quick to snuff out opposition attacks. The first half was goalless but Diss pressed again and MoM Jamie Channell scored from Lawrence Brown's great through- ball. It looked as if Diss would hold on for a win, with Josh Goddard making fine interceptions, but Blofield equalised from long range. A great match ended 1-1.

DISS TOWN U10 HAWKS played Jex. Diss were immediately under pressure and MoM William Aitken soon made the first of a series of great saves. Jex scored soon after and quickly added two more as Diss struggled in the first half. Hopes of a comeback were dashed by a fourth goal after the restart but Diss regrouped well after that, with Scott Wilby turning and passing well up front. They were unable to pull a goal back but this was a more positive end to a valuable learning experience.

DISS U18 gained their first points of the season with a hard-working performance 1-0 win over visitors Ipswich Wanderers. Diss started the match promisingly, but were grateful to Jamie Allen for diving low to his right to push away a shot from Jordan Shepphard and a close-range block to keep out a shot from Liam Stevens. However, Diss defended as a team much better than they had in their first two leagues games and grew in confidence. A shot from Olly Verrell forced Marius Atkins to dive to his left to make a save. Allen made a superb save to keep out a shot from Stevens later on. With both teams looking solid at the back, it was possible that there could be a rare 0-0 draw. The introduction of Keiran Nicholls changed that when he ran from out wide on the left and after beating two defenders, was kicked in the penalty area to earn a penalty. Nicholls took the kick himself. Atkins made a good save, but the ball fell kindly for Nicholls to blast into the roof of the net for the only goal of the game. Nicholls kicked a header from Lewis Smith from a corner off his goal line. MoM: There were two very impressive outfield displays from players who did not complete the full match. Wayne Collins tackled fiercely and covered vast areas of the pitch until a back injury forced him off after an hour. Keiran Nicholls had a lively last 35 minutes after coming on as a sub and was involved in good forward moves, scored the only goal and cleared off his own line. However, there was a very impressive display in goal from Jamie Allen. He looked confident, organised his defence perfectly and made three winning saves to earn the MoM award. Diss U18 play Woodbridge U18 tonight.

HARLESTON U12 beat Waveney Youth D 6-5. Harleston started well and surged into a three-goal lead, two from Ollie Warrent and another from Brandon Pickess. Three quick Waveney goals made it 3-3 before Ryan Shadbolt made it 4-3. The visitors equalised before Morgan Robinson fired home from the spot to make it 5-4 at half-time. Harvey Clarke increased the lead and despite Waveney pulling one back, Harleston deservedly held on for the points. Craig Ellis won MoM for a superb performance just edging James Taylor who was excellent. A good team performance all round.

HARLESTON U9 beat visitors Kirkley & Pakefield 4-2 with a hard-working display. An early opener from Henry Warner gave the home side a deserved lead. Minutes later Harleston grabbed a second after some excellent football giving H Warner his second. Harleston were awarded a free-kick wide on the left. Kieran Harvey swung over a great left footed cross for Sam Fawcett to force home Harleston's third. A very solid performance from both Finley Boreham and Jack Ling ensured Harleston finished the first half 3-0 up. The start of the second half gave Harleston a bit of a shock when Kirkley came out all guns blazing and they pulled a goal back then another through an own goal. Ben Marjoram then kept Harleston in it with a save pushing the ball onto a post and diving onto the rebound. Harleston began to start playing their football again with Finley Boreham taking control in the middle. H Warner burst into the box only to be brought down for a penalty. Kieran Harvey stepped up and, cool as you like, smashed it home. MoM: Finley Boreham for his never give-up attitude.

LONG STRATTON U11 played away to St Benets Wasps. The game was evenly matched throughout with the Reds scoring the first goal by Max S, set up by Jason G. Goalie Ed S made some fantastic saves but unluckily one managed to slip through. Harley B had another great game, saving the Wasps from scoring another goal with a fantastic header. Poor passing from the Reds and lack of defending led to the Wasps being able to take the ball and go ahead. Tristan C then went on to score the equaliser for 2-2. MoM: Kieran S.

SCOLE NYC U12 beat Mattishall 4-0, grinding out a win despite still not playing at their best. The Mattishall goal was under pressure early on but Scole missed a number of chances to take the lead until a cross from Thomas Davey on the left was well met by Owen Blakely who volleyed home with precision and power. Blakely then went close again having taken down the ball superbly only to be denied by the bar. Scole were denied on numerous occasions by some excellent saves from the keeper. Joseph Broom's shot screamed over the bar and then Blakely scored his second firing home a ball from Billy Ellwood. An Ellwood corner was unfortunately met by a Mattishall player and the own goal made the score 3-0. Tom Goldsmith made a number of telling runs down the right wing and Callum Boulter found the back of the net with a simple tap-in.

SCOLE LADS U10 beat Sprowston 2-0. After a scrappy first few minutes, Scole went ahead through a great lob from Kieron Manning from some distance which sailed perfectly over the keeper's head and into the net. Scole then largely dominated play, with Charlie Hitch bossing the midfield and Oliver Boardman and Daniel Whyman maintaining a strong defensive line. Sprowston were limited to speculative long-range efforts which were well handled by Matt Perry in goal. Towards the end of the half Scole appeared to lose focus and only some alert defending from Oliver Boardman kept them ahead. Early in the second half Scole gave themselves a two-goal cushion when some good battling from Thomas Brown found Lewis Burrows in the box for a simple tap-in. Scole went close to adding to their lead when both Charlie Hitch and Lewis Burrows hit the woodwork in the space of a few seconds. Scole comfortably saw out the remainder of the half, with Daniel Heffer's quick thinking from a corner providing Charlie Hitch with another good chance which narrowly went wide. Ellis Pullinger showed some good touches in midfield as the game came to a close with a convincing 2-0 win for Scole.

SCOLE LADS U10 beat Heigham 7-0. Keiron Manning bagged a quickfire first-half hat-trick with some spectacular long-range shooting. His first came from a ball from the right from Charlie Hitch, which he slammed home. His second followed a couple of minutes later when he controlled a ball outside of the box and beat the keeper, and his third was from an acute angle again from outside of the box. Scole were unlucky not to go further ahead before half-time when Lewis Burrows saw his well-hit shot cannon back off an upright. Scole then came under a period of pressure from Heigham and only some dogged tackling from Oliver Boardman, a clearance from Ellis Pullinger and good handling from Matt Perry kept the score at 3-0 at the break. Scole were unlucky not to extend their lead early in the second half when Ellis Pullinger went close with a stabbed effort on goal, and some clever play from Daniel Heffer, showing composure on the ball. Thomas Brown was rewarded for his persistence with a well-taken goal from outside of the box, shooting high into the net on the turn. Scole then finished the game with a flourish as they dominated possession and increased their goal tally in the final stages of the game. Daniel Whyman made a rare foray into the opponents' half and got on the scoresheet when he poked home a loose ball from outside the box to make it 5-0. Kieron Manning was re-introduced and scored almost immediately to take his personal tally to four and Scole's to six, with another long-range effort. There was still time for Charlie Hitch to complete the scoring with the final kick of the game with another effort from distance which rocketed home. MoM: Thomas Brown and Kieron Manning.

SCOLE U11 lost to Heigham Park 2-1. This was Scole's first away match of the season and the team started nervously. Unfortunately this allowed Heigham Park to take advantage by scoring a goal in the first five minutes of the match. Scole persevered and their confidence grew with a close shot on goal by Jaime Young. Heigham Park carried on taking their opportunities and forced several good saves from Scole's keeper William Bacon. In the second half Scole still found things frustrating with a narrowly missed header from Luke Barraclough. Approximately 20 minutes in Heigham Park managed to score their second goal. Scole battled on and were rewarded with a goal from Deon Wallace not long after. In the closing minutes of the game Scole had an opportunity to draw level when awarded a penalty. Although a good strike on the ball, the shot went over the crossbar. This was not to be Scole's day. MoM: Ben Broadley for solid work in defence.

SCOLE LADS U12 played the first leg of their cup draw against Litcham at home and lost 6-2. Litcham put Scole's defence under great pressure and although Scole had some great opportunities, they failed to score and found themselves 4-0 down at half-time. Lewis Rose and Josh Driver pulled two back for Scole early in the second half, but Litcham struck back in the later stages with two more to make the final score 6-2. MoM: Jake Carradus.