Single goal enough to earn Diss Under-18s all three points against Wroxham counterparts
Diss Town Under-18s picked up their fourth win of the Thurlow Nunn Youth Football League East Division season with a 1-0 victory over their Wroxham counterparts, writes Shaun Button.
For the first 45 minutes, neither team could settle – the ball often being poorly controlled to begin with.
It was the visitors, Wroxham, who started to play the ball to feet, and on the ground more, and looked more likely to settle than Diss.
The hosts defended well throughout the game and their physicality at times forced the Wroxham team into making simple mistakes.
Whilst Diss looked to be getting the upper hand, out of nowhere a moment of brilliance came from the Wroxham player – 30-yard left-footed shot cannoned against the crossbar and was collected by the thankful Diss goalkeeper.
Diss had their fair share of chances, including a free-kick, with a glancing header, but somehow the ball went over the Wroxham crossbar to safety.
In the second 45 minutes, both teams started playing the ball on the ground, using the wings, and the pace they both had through the team.
For both teams half chances came and went, but it was Ewan Chamberlain for the Tangerines, with a shot on the edge of the Wroxham 18-yard box that curled into the corner to break the deadlock.
Wroxham produced wave after wave of attack and pressing football in response, but Diss managed to stand firm and see out the game.