Thurlow Nunn League round-up: Out-of-sorts Diss Town suffer a heavy loss at home

The future's bright, the future's orange is a saying that some feel doesn't apply to Diss right now

The future's bright, the future's orange is a saying that some feel doesn't apply to Diss right now after their torrid start to the season. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

Diss Town's start to the season went from bad to worse as they suffered an embarrassing 7-0 defeat at home to Godmanchester in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Mike Derbyshire's men slumped to their eighth defeat of the season to leave them rock bottom and wondering where their next point could come from.

In contrast Norwich United continued their excellent start to the campaign with a 2-0 at Wivenhoe thanks to Ben Thompson's brace.

Kirkley & Pakefield claimed an impressive 2-0 win at Ipswich Wanderers as the Royals continue to show improvement from last season under boss Jamie Godbold.

It was the Kirkley player-boss who set them on the road to victory with a smart finish in the 65th minute after the visitors had spurned several chances. Ipswich piled forward in search of an equaliser and left themselves open at the back resulting in Kyle Baker sealing the points for Godbold's men in injury time.


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Keegan Middleton's second half free-kick preserved a point at home for Gorleston against Newmarket. The Greens fell behind midway through the first half but Middleton levelled matters in the 73rd minute to keep Gorleston in fifth place in the table.

Robbie Harris was on target for Fakenham Town but couldn't stop the Ghosts slipping to a 3-1 defeat at Walsham-le-Willows whilst Thetford slipped to a 4-2 loss at home to Haverhill Rovers.

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Swaffham Town claimed an excellent three points with a 4-1 away win at Long Melford. Mark Allibone got the opener in the eighth minute before Jamie Griffiths equalised before the break for Melford. A Steve Adams own goal put the Pedlars back in front and further goals form Luke Read and George Hutton made it a fine day for Swaffham.

Callum Modecai was on the scoresheet in Great Yarmouth's 1-1 draw with Halstead while Downham hit Needham Market Reserves for four thanks to goals from Matt Calvert, Jon Sykes, Tom Tansley and David Coyle without reply.

King's Lynn Town Reserves went down to a 2-0 defeat at home to Saffron Walden whilst a Ryan Fuller goal couldn't stop Dereham Town Reserves losing at home to AFC Sudbury Reserves.

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