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Diss Town climb up to second in Thurlow Nunn League First Division North after claiming back-to-back wins


By Sport Diss


Diss Town are up to second in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North table after recording back-to-back wins at Brewers Green Lane in the last week.

The Tangerines, playing in their fifth successive season at Step 6, but first full campaign under the tutelage of Jon Abbott, have already outlined their intentions for 2019/20, winning three of their first four games.

A 2-0 victory against Haverhill Borough on Saturday was followed by a 1-0 triumph over Framlingham Town on Tuesday, as Diss claimed two straight wins for the first time since January.

Diss players celebrate opening the scoring against Haverhill Borough at the weekend	Picture: Garry Donnison
Diss players celebrate opening the scoring against Haverhill Borough at the weekend Picture: Garry Donnison

With no game this weekend, Abbott’s men next head to Norfolk rivals Great Yarmouth Town on Wednesday (7.45pm).

Another three-point haul would match their three-game winning start to the calendar year, and keep them firmly within the early front runners in this season’s First Division North promotion picture.

Ryan Fuller, a summer signing from higher-league Wroxham, has caused the opposition problems, not just with his goalscoring ability, but also with his long throw.

A feature of Diss’ play this season is the long throw in from Fuller, and a series of throw ins near the Borough goal on Saturday caused panic in the visitors’ defence, as they failed to cope with the aerial power of David Shade and Matt Cook.

It was Fuller himself who put the Tangerines in front at the weekend.

On 25 minutes, the lively Kieran Hagan created room for a cross that Fuller made no mistake with, as he headed past Shay Griffiths, in the Haverhill goal, for his fifth goal of the season.

After the break, Diss had a second, Fuller turning provider with a quick throw in which sent Owen Betts free of the Borough defence.

Owen Betts doubles Diss’ lead against Haverhill	Picture: Gary Donnison
Owen Betts doubles Diss’ lead against Haverhill Picture: Gary Donnison

It seemed Betts might have taken the ball too wide, but he sent his shot from a tight angle into the corner of the Haverhill goal.

Betts made it two in two on Tuesday night, as he broke the deadlock inside the first minute against Framlingham.

Shade cleared the ball off the line, and Fram hit the post, as they searched for a way back, while Diss themselves spurned numerous chances, but Betts’ early goal proved to be the difference between the two sides.



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