Rocastle on form as Diss go goal crazy
Jordan Rocastle hit four for Diss Town as the Tangerines continued their excellent away form so far with an easy 5-0 victory at Whitton United. Anton Clarke hit the bar for Whitton early on before Diss started to take control.
Jordan Rocastle hit four for Diss Town as the Tangerines continued their excellent away form so far with an easy 5-0 victory at Whitton United.
Anton Clarke hit the bar for Whitton early on before Diss started to take control. Rocastle almost opened the scoring before the break but was denied by the woodwork.
Five minutes into the second half and Diss broke the deadlock and it was that man Rocastle, who pounced on hesitancy in the home defence before finishing well.
Two minutes later Rocastle was again quickest to react and scored although defender Alan Mills got the last touch.
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Luke Catchpole then got in on the act to put Diss firmly in control before Rocastle completed his hat-trick in the 82nd minute and just before the end his grabbed his fourth to send the travelling fans home happy.
Swaffham Town went down to a heavy 3-0 defeat at home to Cambridge University Press. The Pedlars were missing several players through holiday and injury and Cambridge made them pay.
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The visitors took the lead five minutes before the break when a Cambridge striker reacted quickest to a rebound.
Will O'Brien came close with a free-kick just after the hour mark but that was as good as it got as Cambridge made it 2-0 thanks to a calm finish.
O'Brien had several more attempts as he tried to get his side back into the contest but a Cambridge defender made sure of the points late on with a header.
Gorleston went down to a 3-1 defeat at home to Ipswich Wanderers with the visitors taking the lead as early as the 15th minute.
Adem Atay unleashed a fantastic 25-yard strike to open the scoring and it was an uphill battle from then on for Gorleston.
Mo Fike saw a strike deflected over and Darius Laws saw a bending free kick go narrowly wide, before Wanderers added a second on 26 minutes.
Good play from the Buckle brothers in midfield saw a ball lofted over the top of the defence to Danny Phillips, who coolly slotted past the advancing keeper.
Gorleston were back in it within three minutes of the restart thanks to a freak goal from Sean Blowers when his hard tackle on Matt Buckle resulted in the ball looping into the net from long distance.
Gorleston had chances to get back on level terms through Blowers, Liam Bartley and Thomas Daniels but Wanderers made sure of the points thanks to Phillips' second of the afternoon.
Thetford Town fell to a disappointing defeat on the road to Long Melford despite starting as the brighter side.
Six minutes after half-time Carl Daw pounced to get the game's only goal with an assured finish.