Swaffham happy to draw with Diss
Swaffham Town were pleased with a point in Ridgeons League Division One as the game finished in a goal-less draw at Brewers Green Lane.The Pedlars are in the bottom half of the table whereas the hosts are fourth.
Swaffham Town were pleased with a point in Ridgeons League Division One as the game finished in a goal-less draw at Brewers Green Lane.
The Pedlars are in the bottom half of the table whereas the hosts are fourth.
The teams had already met twice at Swaffham this season, with the Tangerines winning both encounters.
The 0-0 scoreline meant that Diss have drawn seven of their ten league games played at home this season.
Diss had the greater share of the possession and created a few reasonable chances but lacked a cutting edge in attack while Swaffham looked dangerous at corner kicks and free-kicks.
Swaffham came close to snatching the points in the 77th minute when Stuart Garner cleared off the line from a Kyle Plumb header.
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The save of the match came in the 85th minute when Swaffham's Lee Brookes arched back to tip over a 30-yard Jake Burton shot which seemed destined for the top corner.
A 0-0 scoreline was also the result over at Thetford Town where the visitors were higher-placed Whitton United.
Table-topping Great Yarmouth won 2-0 at a battling Godmanchester to notch up their 18th league game without defeat and took them 11 points clear as nearest challengers FC Clacton were inactive.
For the second match in succession, Jake Reed scored an injury-time goal for Yarmouth.
Once again he fed on a through ball, this time from Olly Savage, but the finish at Godmanchester was as fine as you could see anywhere.
Beating the offside trap, Yarmouth's young hotshot took the ball on five yards and coolly shot past the advancing keeper.
The first half had been largely forgettable, but Yarmouth took the lead early in the second half when Luke Fell, recently signed from King's Lynn, found space at the far post to lash a shot back past the home keeper who had just parried a Jonny King centre off the line.
Marcus Saunders returned to action for the first time since December 1 but turned in a man-of-the-match performance in defence, timing every vital tackle to perfection.
Yarmouth's coastal rivals Gorleston lost at home to Halstead Town 2-1.
Bottom team Fakenham Town, who have been strengthened by getting a host of new players recently, missed a great chance to add to their one league victory this season when they were beaten 2-1 by Ipswich Wanderers, who are just one place above them in the table.
In other results, Downham Town lost to visitors Saffron Walden 2-0, Long Melford lost by the sole goal to March Town United, and Cornard United put four past visitors Stowmaket Town with no reply.