Diss fury at costly defeat
Ridgeons League: Diss Town's hopes of staying in the Premier Division hang by a thread after a controversial 2-1 defeat to relegation rivals Norwich United.The Planters' winner came midway through the second half when Ryan Haynes seemed to bring the ball down with his left hand before turning and hitting a left-foot shot into the corner of the net from outside the penalty area.
Diss Town's hopes of staying in the Premier Division hang by a thread after a controversial 2-1 defeat to relegation rivals Norwich United.
The Planters' winner came midway through the second half when Ryan Haynes seemed to bring the ball down with his left hand before turning and hitting a left-foot shot into the corner of the net from outside the penalty area.
Diss were clearly angered by the decision and a number of cards were produced to their players, including a red for Stephen Best.
But the stark fact is that, as a result, they are now second bottom with only four matches left to play - and all of their rivals have games in hand.
The Planters broke the deadlock in the 36th minute when Andrew Fulcher headed in from a corner. Diss equalised in the 54th minute when Jamie McManus hit a superb shot into the top corner from 25 yards.
A bumper crowd of 848 saw two set-pieces break Kirkley's resistance as Lowestoft won 3-1 at Walmer Road.
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A 40th-minute Jamie Stockeld free-kick from the edge of the box was followed four minutes later by a further set-piece goal - a deep kick to the far post being knocked back into the box by Ian Smith for centre-back Matt Potter to bundle past keeper Attridge.
Kirkley had the best of the second half, but Reece Hunn struck a fierce swirling 25-yarder past Attridge on 63 minutes before Judd Chenery replied with the best goal of match - a falling volley.
Wroxham edged closer to the title with a 0-0 draw at Woodbridge, whose keeper, Marcus Garnham, was man of the match.
Dereham made it maximum points over Easter period with a 6-1 win at Clacton. Robbie Coote, Danny Beaumont, Scott Grey, Danny Self, Adam Gusterson and Sam Willis scored the goals for a young Magpies outfit.