Diss beaten by eight men
KEITH PEEL Diss Town were beaten by eight men while Kirkley conceded eight goals in the two most incident-packed FA Cup extra preliminary round ties involing clubs from the region.
Diss Town were beaten by eight men while Kirkley conceded eight goals in the two most incident-packed FA Cup extra preliminary round ties involing clubs from the region.
Robert Fleck's Tangerines went out 2-1 (own goal) to Tring Athletic, who had one man sent off in the 83rd minute and two more during extra time, when they scored their winner.
“We fell apart when they were reduced to eight players,” lamented manager Fleck.
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“I can't recall having had a three-man advantage before and naivety showed as our young side clearly couldn't handle the situation.
“The only way tring were going to score a second goal was at a set piece, which they did to a bit of a freak, the ball flying in off John Perry's shoulder from 18 yards out.”
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Kirkley were beaten 8-2 at Mildenhall, where they trailed 8-0 before scoring late consolation goals via Carl Chenery and Danny Stokeld.
Dan Heron (4), Matty Clements, Andy Eady, Wayne Goddard (penalty) and Tom English were Mildenhall's marksmen.
Gorleston lost 1-0 to Tiptree at Emerald Park, but two teams from Norfolk did win through.
Dereham Town beat Brentwood 3-1 at Aldiss Park and Fakenham Town overcame Norwich United 4-0 at Clipbush Park.
Tommy lee gave Essex Senior League side Brentwood a 20th minute lead, but Brendon Foley headed a 57th minute equaliser.
Nicky Howell put Dereham ahead in the 69th minute and Andy Moody sealed victory two minutes later.
Fakenham, who play in Division One of the Ridgeons League, roared into a 3-0 lead with a scintillating first half display against Premier Division side United.
The Ghosts' goals came via Steve Johnson, an opponent and Ben Darby, who struck again in the 70th minute.
Lowestoft Town also made progress, beating Stansted 3-1 at Crown Meadow, where Ross King (2) and Darren Cockrill were their marksmen.
Wroxham, meanwhile, went top of the embryo Ridgeons League Premier Division table with a 4-1 defeat of Histon Reserves at Trafford Park.
Substitute Ben Thompson was the catalyst for a fightback after Wroxham trailed at half-time, the former Cromer striker scoring twice and then being brought down for a free-kick from which Justin Fox made it 3-1.
Gavin Lemmon was the Yachtsmen's other marksman.
Wisbech Town recorded their first win, by 2-0 against CRC.
Debenham LC beat Downham Town 6-0 to head Division One on goal difference from Swaffham Town, who won 3-0 against Yarmouth Town.
Kevin Leggett, Gavin Norman and Kevin ward were the Pedlars' scorers.
Thetford Town lost 2-1 (Dave Richards) at Hadleigh.