Youth football from Diss area
HARLESTON U13 travelled to Shrbulands and after a fine performance came away with the three points.
Harleston attacked from the start and Morgan Robinson thumped home from a corner. The home side then hit a post before a fine strike from Brannigan Harvey doubled the lead by half-time. The second half was one-way traffic as Harleston lay seize on the home goal. Jimmy Long grabbed a third before Brandon Pickess thumped home a fourth. Jordan Wright chipped home a fifth before Tom Girling scored the goal of the game before the end. Brannigan Harvey claimed man of the match for a fine display of wing play.
HEMPNALL U13 travelled to Hemsby in the semi-final of the Ipswich Cup.
Oli Newson hit a post in the first minute before Hemsby scored from a corner. Rhys Vertigans almost scored with a header when a Will Harrowing corner was flicked on by Harry Gibson. Joel Brookes made a good save before Hempnall equalised midway through the half, when Oli Newson followed up his own header that had been saved by the keeper. Hemsby hit a post in the second half before Oli forced a corner from Callum Maloney’s cross. Hempnall were then hit by two quick goals, the first controversially awarded despite a push on Rhys. Callum had two long-range efforts off-target, before Rhys Vertigans smashed the ball home after his header from Dan Babington’s corner was saved, but it was too late. Hemsby 3, Hempnall U13 2.
DISS U18 completed their home league games for the season with a heavy 7-0 defeat to a Stowmarket team looking to win the Central Division league title. The Diss players were told before the game that manager Simon Jackson had stepped down and first team defender Stuart Garner was taking charge of the team. Their home record ended as three wins, three draws and three defeats with a goals total of 15-19.
Stowmarket netted early and Tom Abbott added two further goals before half-time.
Matty Cobb forced goalkeeper Dale Whatling to make a fine save diving low to his right to a well-struck free-kick. Similar free-kicks at the other end produced two goals inside a minute. Both were taken by Yani Duga. The first struck the post and the second the bar. Diss defenders failed to react to either loose ball and Stan Evans put both into the net. A centre from the right deflected in for the next goal. George Cole forced a save from Whatling in the 78th minute after a fine move ended with Ed Lake crossing from the left. In the next attack Ross Shaen-Carter had a shot saved. Duga completed the scoring ten minutes from time. Diss U18s complete their season away at Framlingham Town U18s next Thursday (kick-off 7.45pm).
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DISS TOWN U18 visited Thetford and drew for the second time this season, this time it was 0-0. The game at Mundford Road was close with both teams playing some good football. Thetford had the better of the first half with Diss have a strong second half showing. For the Tangerines it was their second away point of the season and their third clean sheet. Lewis Riches made a good early save tipping a shot from Michael Jordan over the bar. Ross Shaen-Carter forced Luke Mannion into making a save after he cut in from the left wing and shot after moving into the penalty area. The save of the night came from Riches who dived low to his left to turn a deflected shot from Jordan around a post. A long-range Jordan shot clipped the top of the bar. Diss finished the stronger team. George Cole had a shot gathered by Mannion in the 89th minute. Four minutes into added time a free-kick from Matty Cobb on the left was palmed over the bar at the second attempt by Mannion. From the resulting corner the Thetford defence eventually cleared the ball after a couple of shots had been blocked and a loose ball was not forced home. MoM: All 12 players made a valuable contribution. Brendan Head covered a great deal of ground, closed defenders down and made some fine passes and telling runs.
EYE SAINTS U14 lost 8-2 away at champions Woodbridge Town. After 10 minutes Saints took the lead when Levi Harris bundled home a cross from Cameron McKie. Woodbridge soon equalised and went ahead five minutes later. In an explosive two-minute spell, 15 minutes from half-time, Woodbridge scored their third and Saints, Joe Hooton, went close to scoring from a corner. In the ensuing minutes Saints were reduced to 10 men following a red card. Two goals in the last five minutes left Saints a mountain to climb. Saints battled bravely in the second half with Woodbridge scoring a further three goals, Cameron McKie scored a consolation goal five minutes from time. MoM: Cameron McKie.
DISS U10 recorded a hard-fought win, which was their 11th of an impressive season. Diss took control of the game from the word go and could easily have been in front early on after shots from Dane Potter and Kieran Allen were either brilliantly saved or just off target. Diss took the lead midway through the first half after brilliant build-up play resulted in Charlie Bowen threading a wonderful pass for Cameron Rossell to calmly steer home. The second half was a tight affair with only Mitchell Noller testing the impressive Norman keeper. MoM: Alex Chittock.
SCOLE GIRLS U16 started slowly, but once Rachael Wall headed in a corner, the goals started to flow. Hannah Beeslee scored the second and a defender turned the ball into her own net for the third. Vic Owen knocked in the next one and then scored a second when she finished well following a poor goal-kick. Scole continued to dominate in the second half, with Rachael running through to score. Then Hannah Beeslee rounded the keeper to make it seven. Tash Blakely slotted home the eighth, before girl of the game Rachael Wall scored her third and Scole’s ninth. Beeslee also took her tally to three to complete the scoring and leave Scole convincing 10-0 winners.
DISS U11 started slowly and were thankful to Steven Hines and Sam Hunt at the back, while Lawrence Brown made a superb saving clearance. William Aitken remained calm and assured in goal and Diss gradually came into the game, with man of the match Kyle Hanusiak combining excellently with Isaac Holliday up front. After a goal-less first half, Diss pressed forward with more purpose but found it difficult to break down well organised opponents. They were finally rewarded when Scott Wilby made a surging run down the right and crossed for Jamie Channell to score the only goal of the match. Final score 1-0.
SCOLE U12 went into the game against St Andrews with a positive attitude, anticipating a tough match. Scole started well and took the game to St Andrews with some good passing. This was rewarded with a great opportunity for Cameron Mcghie to put away his first goal of the match. Scole appeared to ease back for a while which allowed St Andrews to equalise. This was to be the score going into the second half. Scole came out and then took control of the game once more with some controlled passing to let Cameron Mcghie to break away from St Andrews defence to score his second. Minutes later St Andrews equalised again. But this game was not over yet as Scole continued to pressure which rewarded them with a free kick from just out side the box. This resulted in a wonderfully struck ball from Ben Evans which ended up in the back of the net. Final score: St Andrews 2, Scole 3. MoM: Cameron Mcghie.
SCOLE LADS U11 lost 3-2 to Mulbarton in an entertaining and hard fought match. Scole started the better and were denied the early lead by a post. They fell behind when a corner was tapped home from close range and unfortunately conceded from another corner shortly after. Scole bounced back when Rackham finished clinically after good work down the left. In an evenly balanced second half, when chances were hard to come by, Mulbarton grabbed a third with a good strike from the right but Scole continued to press and man-of-the-match Heffer netted a screamer from 20 yards to give them hope. However despite dominating the last five minutes an equaliser couldn’t be found.
SCOLE LADS U13: The second leg of this cup semi-final was a close fought match. Litcham went 1-0 up when the goalkeeper couldn’t keep hold of the ball. Everett, Dundas and Gould kept the pressure on with Shipperlee finally breaking through to push the ball past the Licham goalkeeper 1-1. For much of the second half, Scole were in the lead after a lovely long shot from Gould 2-1 hit the back of the net. Scole had opportunities to score but despite great effort didn’t. Goalkeeper Goodwin-Tallents blocked all Litcham’s efforts until finally they put one past him 2-2. MoM: Gregor Shipperlee.
SCOLE U13 GIRLS, playing their last home game of the season, started well and created lots of chances but the Aylsham goalkeeper made some excellent saves. Scole opened the scoring when Ellie Drake finished well from a corner, Ellie scored her second soon afterwards and Rebecca Archibald made it 3-0. Aylsham pulled a goal back just before half-time. In the second half the defence of player-of-the-match Georgia Edwards and Emily Logan gave Aylsham few chances and Isabelle Grimley only had to make one real save, tipping the ball over the bar. Rebecca completed the scoring after some good passing from Bengisu Karakus and Jemima Harvey.
SCOLE U14 had a very close game against Lakeford. Scole started really well and Aiden Shaen Carter scored after chasing a 50/50 ball with the keeper beating him and tapping into an empty net, soon afterwards Oscar Marshall scored from a long ball into the box that bounced over the keeper. Lakeford pulled a goal back just before half-time, this gave them the momentum in the game and with 15 minutes to go they went 3-2 up. Scole continued to battle and Joe Read equalised with a 20-yard shot into the top corner, soon afterwards Joe crossed for Oscar to put Scole back in the lead 4-3. Unfortunately, Scole couldn’t hang on and Lakeford made it 4-4 with nearly the last kick off the game.