He may rather have had a league game to build on the momentum from Saturday’s demolition derby, but Ross Potter is under no illusions how valuable victoy in the FA Vase tomorrow (3pm) is to the fans and club officials, writes Russell Claydon.
For the Tangerines boss was among them at Wembley back in 1994 as they overcame Taunton to write the most famous chapter in their history.
Essex Senior League Premier Division high-flyers Basildon United stand in their way of extending their run in this year’s competition, now at the first round proper stage.
And after the weekend’s 5-1 hammering of local rivals Debenham LC got them back on track after successive defeats, Potter said: “We now have two cup games which obviously are big games and really important (with Halstead Town visiting in the First Division Knock-out Cup next Saturday), but my main objective for the year is to get in that top three, so I would prefer if we had a league game, but it does give us some momentum going into the FA Vase game with Basildon.
“In the game in the last round the opposition probably weren’t as strong as some of the teams that we have played in the league, but the club were definitely the most pleased they have been all season when we got through that.
“I was a young lad at Wembley back in the day, so I know what it is all about at Diss Town.”
Defender Ben Lewis (calf) is Diss’ only doubt, with striker Adam Burroughs, who scored for the reserves Saturday back in contention along with Jamie George.