Diss hopes shattered
Diss Town 5, Cornard United 2Despite extending their unbeaten run to eight matches, other results mean that Diss Town can no longer be promoted this season.
Diss Town 5, Cornard United 2
Despite extending their unbeaten run to eight matches, other results mean that Diss Town can no longer be promoted this season.
Sam Bryant took a free-kick quickly, after he was fouled just outside the penalty area wide on the left, in the fourth minute and found Craig Skipp.
He beat a defender and sent a low shot into the far corner of the net for the opening goal. In a one-sided first half many other chances fell to the Tangerines.
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However, it was not until the 22nd minute that Brendan Foley sent Jordan Rocastle racing on to a through ball to float the ball over the advancing Matt Walker for the second goal.
In the 39th minute a corner from the left from Stuart Garner was headed on by Foley for Rocastle to turn and shoot in from four yards out.
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Luke Catchpole sent a long pass for Rocastle to head past Walker near the edge of the penalty area in the 53rd minute and with both players in a heap on the ground the ball rolled into the net to complete Rocastle's hat-trick.
Rocastle was taken out by the visiting goalkeeper in a collision that meant the quick Diss striker was unable to continue and Walker was shown a yellow card.
Cornard broke quickly in the 78th minute to pull a goal back after Walker made a good save to a header from Dan Wynne.
Jamie Clark hit his shot against Matt Webster's left-hand post and Dan Mansa followed up to put the loose ball into the net.
Diss made it 5-1 in the 83rd minute when Mark Shadrack sent a shot low into the net from the edge of the D 22 yards out after a foul.
The ball found its way into the bottom left-hand corner of the net after clipping the defensive wall and despite Walker getting a hand to the ball.
Two minutes later Cornard pulled another goal back when Sam Holeman sent a fine low shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards out.
A minute from time Phil Kelly for Cornard was sent off for his second yellow card foul.
Diss team: Matty Webster, Mark Shadrack, Stuart Garner, Simon Jackson, Brendan Foley, Craig Skipp, George Watts-Sturrock, Luke Catchpole, Dan Wynne, Jordan Rocastle, Sam Bryant.
Diss subs: Dave Adams (for Foley 65 mins), Jon Abbott, Xavier Huckle (for Watts-Sturrock 70 mins) and Peter Hooks (for Rocastle 58 mins).
Match Sponsor: Swift Recycling Limited of Tibenham.
Match Ball Sponsor: Mr J S Tidnam.
Match Sponsors' Man of the Match: Craig Skipp.