Substitutes make telling impact

AT THE DOUBLE: Striker Jamie George came off the bench to score twice for Diss Town away at March Town United.

AT THE DOUBLE: Striker Jamie George came off the bench to score twice for Diss Town away at March Town United.

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THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE

FIRST DIVISION

March Town United 1

Diss Town 3

Ross Potter’s substitutions played a key role as Diss Town picked up all three points from their trip to March Town United on Saturday afternoon.

The scoreline was locked at 0-0 with 20 minutes remaining, but two Diss replacements then found their shooting boots to secure a comfortable victory.

The visiting Tangerines had more of the first half in terms of attacking play, but they were unable to turn any of the chances created into goals.

However, that all changed in the 70th minute when Diss broke the deadlock.

Sam Page was pulled down inside the area and Jamie George, who had only been on the pitch a matter of minutes, stepped forward to convert the resultant penalty kick.

Yet, within five minutes, the hosts had hauled themselves level when Matt Barber found the corner of the net.

It was left to George to restore Diss’ lead when a scramble ensued following a Danny Self cross and the striker was on hand to bundle in his 17th goal of the season.

The win was then secured in the closing stages as Ben Fowkes played the ball across from the left, despite being in a

good shooting position.

His pass picked out Luke Priestley, who fired in his first senior goal in Diss colours.

The result, which marked a 14th win of the campaign, has moved Potter’s men up to seventh in the table.

Diss: Will Izod, Jack Hood, Same Wenham, Joe Manning, Chris Gibbons, Kyle Downes, Danny Self, Callum Olpin (Ben Fowkes, 76), Jason Armes (Luke Priestley. 82), Sam Page, Adam Burroughs (Jamie George, 65)

Attendance: 60

n Tomorrow, Diss will play their final home game of the season when Team Bury make the trip to Brewers Green Lane (3pm).

It has been a tough season for the youngsters from Bury, who sit second from bottom and have just three victories to their name since August.

None of their triumphs to date have come away from home.

When the two sides met earlier in the season, it was Diss that ran out 2-1 winners courtesy of goals from George and Page.

Meanwhile, the Bury goal was scored by Jody Scowcroft, who is the son of former Ipswich Town and Bury Town centre-forward James.Scowcroft.