Fraser Hall is remaining upbeat despite Diss Rugby Club’s failure to at least secure themselves a play-off berth this season, writes Liam Apicella.
Roger Coombs’ men had been firmly in the promotion picture all campaign long until a run of poor form saw them lose four of their last six matches, including a 13-0 reverse at the hands of Holt last weekend.
It was a result that confirmed Diss will remain a London League Division Two North East side next term.
Nevertheless, skipper Hall has decided to take the positives from a season that had promised so much before ending sourly.
“When you are up the top for so long, of course promotion crosses your mind,” he said.
“The season is a disappointment in that sense, but there are still positives.
“We have finished in the top three and won more games than we lost. It has created a good environment.
“The players are happy and so are the supporters, so we cannot have too many complaints.
“Promotion would have been the cherry on the cake.”
Diss’ league challenge ends with a home game against Ipswich on Saturday (3pm).
With a Norfolk Cup final date on the horizon, Hall is eager for a winning conclusion.
“We have a good rivalry with Ipswich,” he added.
“It is important we send the crowd home happy and prepare well for the final.”