Diss’ promotion credentials to get a thorough test

EXCITING TIMES: Diss manager Ross Potter
EXCITING TIMES: Diss manager Ross Potter

Diss Town have the opportunity to tighten their stranglehold on the Thurlow Nunn League First Division promotion places over the next week, writes Liam Apicella.

The third-placed Tangerines travel to Woodbridge Town tomorrow, while next Saturday sees them play host to Holland FC at Brewers Green Lane (both 3pm).

As it stands, Diss have a six-point advantage over the two clubs, both of whom have games in hand.

And for Diss manager Ross Potter, who has seen his side win five matches in a row, the significance of the next two fixtures has not been lost.

“A few weeks ago we identified these two games as a big double header,” he said.

“I am looking forward to them — it is the reason you get involved with football.

“The lads are on a good run and there is a buzz about things at the moment.

“We are aware of Mark Ray (Woodbridge striker), who has got a lot of goals this season (41), but I am still confident going into it.

“The boys will give me everything and if we can tighten up on our finishing, we will be fine.”

Right-back Ashley Baxter is likely to miss both encounters because of the ankle injury he picked up against Debenham LC earlier this week.

On a more positive note, winger Sam Bryant may return from a groin injury, while long-term absentee Adam Burroughs could be back later this month.