Norfolk pair go through to first round of FA Vase

Diss and Thetford were the only Norfolk sides from Saturday's FA Vase ties to progress to the first round proper of the competition.

Diss won 4-0 at Framlingham Town after the hosts had their goalkeeper sent off for a foul on Danny Partridge when the game was goalless.

Stuart Garner missed the resulting penalty, but later made amends by shooting the Tangerines in front. James Pipe added the second late in the first half before an own goal and a strike from Partridge completed the scoring in the second half.

They will now play Brantham Athletic in the first round after their 2-0 win at CRC yesterday.

Goals from Matt Dixon (2), Sean O'Donnell, Liam Bolton and Nathan Szyzslky gave Thetford a 5-2 win against Ipswich Wanderers to set up a first round clash at Dereham.


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Two goals in extra time put paid to Gorleston's Vase hopes as they lost 4-2 at home to Mildenhall.

Ali McKenna gave Gorleston a 23rd minute lead but the advantage lasted just three minutes before Andrew Wood levelled matters. It remained level until 74 minutes, when Owen Paynter put Mildenhall ahead from the penalty spot.

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The Greens equalised 11 minutes from time when McKenna fired home from close range, but in extra time a Reece Hunn own goal and a killer fourth from James Paterson put Mildenhall through.

Norwich United crashed out with a 5-1 defeat at Haverhill.

Martin McNeil saw an early header cleared off the line for the Planters before the hosts went ahead on 39 minutes through former QPR player Stuart Wardley.

A collision between keeper Ben Nower and Steve Shipley saw Nower drop the ball to gift Haverhill the lead three minutes after the break and they added two more, before Ross King pulled one back for United in the 73rd minute. Haverhill were not finished yet however and made it 5-1 with 10 minutes remaining.

Great Yarmouth boss Mike Derbyshire admitted he was 'embarrassed' by his side's 5-0 defeat at home to Felixstowe & Walton.

Reflecting on a disastrous second half which saw his side concede four times, Derbyshire said: 'I was embarrassed and every player that pulled on a Yarmouth shirt today should be taking a long hard look at themselves.'

Downham Town also suffered a heavy Vase defeat, losing 4-1 at Whitton United.

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