Noller strikes in title battle
Diss Town Under-11s took a huge step towards clinching their league title with a narrow 1-0 victory at home to Thetford Independents in our match of the week.
Defenders Will Beale, Dylan Gardiner and Max Hewitt have to take a lot of credit for the result, but goalkeeper Alex Dunseith was named man of the match.
Both teams were getting frustrated the longer the game went on without a goal, but Diss kept their heads and Matthew Munnings teed up Tyler Noller for the winner.
Diss Town Under-15s went out of the cup at home to higher-league Stowupland Falcons, despite taking the lead through Ollie Goodwin-Tallents.
Elias Clarke made a brave diving save to keep Diss ahead, but the Falcons wrestled control and went on to win 7-2, with Dan Whyman getting Diss’ other goal.
Scole United Under-15s were left wondering how they lost 2-1 to Old Catton having taken the lead when Owen Page put through man-of-the-match Charlie Hitch to score.
Ryan Scammell twice had shots cleared off the line and Catton hit back for victory.
Eye Saints Under-14s avoided a cup shock by overcoming Bacton 8-2 in the quarter-finals of their plate competition.
Cameron Rossell scored a hat-trick — the first set up by Josh Moore — and was joined on the scoresheet by Callum Hewitt (two), Flynn Ovens, Connor Blake and Archie Clarkson.
Thomas Bloomfield provided several good crosses, while Tom Bowman, Benji Brooks and Henry Lockwood were superb at the back, as was keeper Ollie Fairweather.
Three second-half goals cost Diss Town Under-14s against Stradbroke in the cup, despite the best efforts of Charlie Bowen, Charlie Crawford, Nathan Channel, Jack Burrows, Archie Hewitt, Alex Chittock, Lesley Mabeleka, Tim Hurtley, Aidan Boosey, Kieran Allen, Dane Potter, Ralph Slaney and Lucas Whittlington.
Joe Banks, Ed Justice, Riley Doney, Harvey Hubbard, Reece Langridge and Ethan Mayhew scored as Eye Saints Under-13s progressed to the final of the South Suffolk League Cup with a 6-2 triumph over Claydon Tigers.
Scole United Under-11s netted a single first-half strike to win at Norman Wanderers.
Ewan Johnson pushed a long ball up the centre of the field to Brad Potter, who skilfully took on both defender and keeper to calmly direct the ball into the net.
Solid defensive performances throughout by Joseph Boardman, Brandon Hunt, Alfie Cobbold, Mackenzie Manning, Archie Parr and James Taylor, kept the home side frustrated.