Diss settle for share of the spoils

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In our match of the week, Diss Town Under-14s were forced to settle for a share of the spoils in a six-goal thriller away at Ipswich Valley Rangers, which ended in a 3-3 draw.

After falling two-goals behind, Diss fought back and reduced the deficit before the break as Archie Hewitt found Charlie Bowen to fire home.

That momentum continued after the interval and the visitors soon found themsleves level, this time Bowen finding Hewitt with a long throw, who raced clear before slotting in.

The visitors continued to pour forward and they took the lead for the first time shortly through a fine individual goal from Kieran Allen.

But despite strong performances from Lesley Mabeleka, Ralph Laney, Alex Chittock, Lucas Whittlingtonm Dane Potter and Owen Thompson-Browne, Rangers struck back with five minutes remaining to snatch a point.

There was less success for Diss Town Under-15s who suffered a 4-0 defeat at home against league-leaders Rushmere Youth.

In what proved a difficult afternoon for Diss, there were promising displays from Billy Hines, Elias Clarke, Ollie Goodwin-Tallents and Chris Disney.

Scole United Under-15s came out on top of a nine-goal thriller with Thorpe to eventually prevail in a 5-4 success.

In a topsy-turvy encounter Scole finally overcame Thorpe’s dogged resistance courtesy of goals from Ryan Scammell (two), Oliver Kerrison (two) and Owen Page, while there was also solid performances from Dan Heffer and Oliver Boardman.

Another team who enjoyed that winning feeling was Eye Saints Under-14s who cruised to a comfortable 4-1 victory against unbeaten league-leaders Chantry Grasshoppers.

Saints started brightly with Benji Brooks, Henry Lockwood, Archie Clarkson, Flyn Ovens, Callum Hewitt and Henry Hunter dictating proceedings which eventually led to Tom Bowman opening the scoring following a Connor Blake corner.

Chantry levelled but Saints were not to be denied a morale-boosting win as further goals from Ed Saunders (two) and Cameron Rossell ensured victory.

There was also joy for Diss Hawks Under-13s who secured a narrow 1-0 win over Brandon Town.

Hawks’ keeper Henry Ready was in top form with a host of important saves, while Oliver Lee struck the decisive blow with two minutes remaining to snatch victory. There was also stand-out displays from Nathan Faulkner, Oliver Lee and Leo Abery.

One side who found their clinical touch was Eye Saints Eagles Under-13s who eased their way to a 7-2 victory over Coplestonian Colts.

A Thomas Schram hat-trick was added to by further goals from Harry Maguire (two), Nathan Faulkner and an own goal to complete the rout.

Scole United Under-11s came out on top of a five-goal encounter with Sprowston to secure a hard fought 3-2 win.

Scole opened the scoring through Brad Potter but Sprowston levelled before the interval. Joseph Boardman put Scole back infront after the break but again Sprowston responded to score an equaliser.

However, with Alfie Chenery, Alfie Cobbold, Ewan Johnson and Jimmy Ellwood all playing well, Scole were not to be denied as with just seconds remaining, Potter notched his second to snatch all three points.

Another team who hit the goal trail were Diss Town Under-11s who romped to a 4-0 win over East Harling.

In what proved a comfortable afternoon for Diss, the win was secured by goals from Tyler Noller, Miles Holliday, Matthew Munnings and Harvey Whymark, while there was also strong displays from Dylan Gardiner, Alfie Marsham, William Beale, Max Hewitt, Kuba Boryczka, Samuel Cox, Alex Dunseiths, Will Cunningham and Fraser Watson.