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Diss Town manager Garth Good delighted with ‘great character’ shown by his players to turnaround poor run of results

Diss Town manager Garth Good believes the fact that his side are in the conversation for the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North play-offs is an achievement in itself.

A poor run of form either side of Christmas – during which the Tangerines collected just one point from 15 – suggested that a mid-table finish was in the offing.

However, a sequence of only one defeat from their last seven league outings – including five victories – has propelled Good’s charges towards the top five.

Garth Good’s Tangerines have racked up a string of positive results over recent weeks. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Garth Good’s Tangerines have racked up a string of positive results over recent weeks. Picture: Mark Bullimore

And while seventh-placed Diss have played more games than the majority of the teams around them, the gap to the play-offs is now just one point ahead of tomorrow’s home clash against FC Peterborough (3pm).

Good said: “I’d love to say we’ll end up in the play-offs and who knows? The players still believe and that’s a big thing.

“We’ll take each game as it comes and see what happens from there.

“Because we’ve played more games it’s a big ask and a lot of that is because of our results around Christmas.

“We had a lot of injuries and couldn’t win a game, but like I’ve said to the lads, that is when your character is tested and you find out about yourself.

“By rights we shouldn’t be anywhere near the play-offs after that but it’s a real credit to the players that we are. They’ve shown great character to bounce back and put us in this position.

“We’re the underdogs and we’ll require results to go our way elsewhere, but whatever happens we’re definitely putting in some solid foundations for next season.”

This weekend’s opponents will arrive at Brewers Green Lane sitting 15th in the table having racked up back-to-back victories over Swaffham Town and Haverhill Borough.

And having played out a 1-1 draw with them earlier in the campaign, Good is expecting a tricky encounter.

He added: “They’re very organised. They started the season well, like a lot of sides do when they have momentum after promotion.

“They’ve got good attacking outlets and if we allow them to use them then it’s going to be a long afternoon.

“We’ll have to match their intensity first and then look to play our game.”

Good is hoping that Kyle Baker and James Sillett will both be fit for the clash having missed last weekend’s 1-0 win at Stanway Pegasus, where Charlie Webb was on target.

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