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Captain Frazer Baron on Diss Rugby Club's recent form in Counties 1 Eastern Counties

Frazer Baron believes Diss Rugby Club are not far away from clicking into gear and going on a run up the Counties 1 Eastern Counties table.

After picking up back-to-back wins in early October, Diss have since lost their next four games to slip to 10th.

But ahead of hosting sixth-placed Southwold at Mackenders tomorrow (2pm), Diss captain Baron is confident of halting that sequence of defeats sooner rather than later.

Diss captain Frazer Baron in possession during the recent defeat to Bury St Edmunds II Picture: Mark Bullimore
Diss captain Frazer Baron in possession during the recent defeat to Bury St Edmunds II Picture: Mark Bullimore

“I talk to a lot of our supporters who come and watch us every week and we’re playing a really good style of rugby,” he said. “At the moment we’re not far off from all clicking and running smoothly.

“I think our penalty count can be a bit of a momentum killer sometimes.

“The message we’ve given our lads this week is to reflect a little bit on the last couple of weeks and individually think about what you do for the team.

“We want them to think about how they can individually improve the team, be that by reducing penalties or putting in a little bit more effort.

“I’m expecting a real strong response from us hopefully.”

Diss tasted defeat for the fourth weekend running after going down 33-17 at Wymondham on Saturday.

Baron, Will Scott and Alex Leeder all scored tries for Nick Greenhall’s charges, who are still searching for their first away success of the campaign.

“I think we started really well (on Saturday),” Baron said.

“In the first half we put in a really strong performance and we fronted up quite well, as we knew they would be quite big and strong up front.

“We had good opportunities to attack down the side and we scored two or three fantastic tries out wide.

“What’s kind of been the case of our season has been a little bit of indiscipline which has crept in and cost us a few games. In the second half we had two yellow cards and it put our backs against the wall when you go down to 13 people.

“Credit to Wymondham. They played a really good game plan, but we kind of inflicted it on ourselves.

“We’ve got a young squad. There’s quite a lot of youngsters in the group and a couple of really experienced players.

“Like last season, this season is very much a growing season for us.

“If we can keep together, stay together, and keep building then at the end of this year or the start of next year I think we’ll have something really special on our hands.”

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