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Cup form can inspire Diss Town’s survival bid

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Diss Town captain Jacob Brown believes their exploits in the Norfolk Senior Cup can prove the catalyst to inspire the club to avoid relegation from the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

The Tangerines moved to within one match of a cup final appearance at Norwich City’s Carrow Road after brushing aside Evo-Stik Premier Division outfit King’s Lynn Town in a 4-1 quarter-final success on Tuesday.

And with that result stretching the club’s unbeaten run to four matches, which has included three consecutive draws, Brown is hopeful that momentum will see them haul in the 10-point deficit to safety, starting with victory at high-flying Newmarket Town tomorrow (3pm).

“To be one win from Carrow Road is amazing and to be able to step out in the final would be a massive achievement for everyone,” said Brown, following the win. “There is certainly a lot we can take from the result in coming weeks and I believe we can definitely stay up.

“The key is to take that momentum. Saturday’s game will be tough, but we can’t afford to focus on their league position.”

n Scole United will aim to join Diss in the semi-finals when they travel to Wroxham on Tuesday (7.45pm) after seeing Tuesday's original tie called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

n Long Stratton Ladies will be aiming to move one step closer to the Norfolk Women’s Cup final when they visit Stalham Town in a quarter-final tie on Sunday (1.30pm).

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