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One goal is enough for Diss Town to beat AFC Sudbury Reserves in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North


By Sport Diss


James Baughurst marked his home debut for Diss Town by scoring the only goal of the game during Saturday’s 1-0 home win over AFC Sudbury Reserves.

The midfielder, who has previously played for the likes of Wroxham, AFC Sudbury and Haverhill Rovers, found the back of the net three minutes before the break.

After inheriting possession on the edge of the Sudbury box, Baughurst managed to find the back of the net with a low shot that squirmed in underneath the visiting goalkeeper.

Football action from Diss Town v AFC Sudbury Reserves - Diss celebrate their first goal..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (7389674)
Football action from Diss Town v AFC Sudbury Reserves - Diss celebrate their first goal..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (7389674)

The lively Kieran Hagan fired just wide in the 48th minute, while Charlie Webb went close to scoring a second for Diss when his powerful strike cannoned to safety off the crossbar.

Up the other end home goalkeeper Kingsley Barnes did well to keep out Luis Berkane’s effort before Hagan was again thwarted in his bid to double Diss’ lead.

Hagan turned provider in the 90th minute when he set up returning winger Callum Bray, who like Webb earlier in the contest was denied by the woodwork.

The slender victory, which extends Diss’ winning sequence at their Brewers Green Lane base to three matches, moves Jon Abbott’s team up to 13th in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North table.

Tomorrow they head to 12th-placed Cornard United (3pm), when a win would lift Diss above their hosts.

That is followed on Wednesday by another away encounter – this time at King’s Lynn Town Reserves (7.45pm).



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