Diss beaten in final home fixture

ON THE BALL: Ben Fowkes aims to beat his marker during Diss Towns narrow 1-0 defeat against Team Bury

ON THE BALL: Ben Fowkes aims to beat his marker during Diss Towns narrow 1-0 defeat against Team Bury

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THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE
FIRST DIVISION

Diss Town 0

Team Bury 1

Diss Town capped off their home fixtures for the season in disappointing fashion after suffering a 1-0 defeat against visiting Team Bury.

Team Bury applied the early pressure in the first 10 minutes, but the Tangerines gradually found their rhythm and had the edge for the rest of the first half.

Danny Self forced a good save from Ben Mills in the Team Bury goal in the 13th minute when he swung a free-kick from 20 yards over the visitor’s defensive wall.

Ben Fowkes brought another good save from Mills in the 33rd minute with a snapshot from six yards.

However, against the run of play, and on the counter-attack just before half-time, Jake Eady whipped in an excellent cross from the left wing that found Cameron Nicholls at the far post who scored with a header from six yards, to give Team Bury the lead

In the 60th minute Jamie George beat his man and took the ball into the penalty area, but Mills came off his line well to force George away from goal.

After 75 minutes Dan Hammett was sent off, and Team Bury had to play the final 15 minutes with only 10 men.

With 10 minutes to go, the Tangerines came close to equalising when Self connected with an overhead kick that hit the Team Bury crossbar.

For all their pressure and the one-man advantage the home side could not create any more clear-cut chances and Team Bury held on to their one goal lead fairly comfortably.

Tomorrow, the Tangerines play their final game of the season when they travel to Cornard United (3pm).

n Diss Town Reserves suffered a 5-2 humbling at the hands of Whitton United Reserves.

Diss took the lead in the 32nd minute when Ashley Baxter curled an exquisite free-kick into the corner of the net.

Whitton levelled from the spot but Diss got themselves ahead again a minute before half-time as Trafford Rusted curled a perfect left-footed shot home.

However, Whitton rallied after the interval and staged a remarkable fight-back with a four-goal haul completing the turnaround

n Diss held their end-of-season awards with the player of the season awards being presented to Joe Manning (first team), Luke Holland (reserves) and Isaac Watkinson (Under-18s).