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Diss Town manger hopeful slump is over ahead of back-to-back Thurlow Nunn League First Division North fixtures

Manager Jon Abbott is hoping Diss Town are out of their ‘slump’ as they prepare for two Thurlow Nunn League First Division North fixtures in four days.

After a positive start to the season, the Tangerines picked up just one point from 15 before Saturday’s much-needed 3-1 win over Sheringham at Brewers Green Lane.

It moved Abbott’s men back into the top six ahead of tomorrow’s trip to fourth-placed Norwich CBS (3pm), followed by a derby at Framlingham Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).

FOOTBALL: Diss Town v Sheringham.. (20760590)
FOOTBALL: Diss Town v Sheringham.. (20760590)

“We needed that win,” admitted Abbott. “Not just because we had been on a bad run, but also because things are really tight in the top half and we did not want to fall away.

“Hopefully that is the end of a slump and because the league is so competitive this year, other teams will go through the same thing.

“There will not be anyone running away with it like Swaffham and Harleston last year.

“When Lakenheath came to our place recently they were flying and are the best side we have played, and all of sudden they have been dropping points.”

Upcoming opponents CBS and Framlingham have had contrasting campaigns so far, with the latter having won just two of their 12 games this term.

Nevertheless, Abbott is expecting the two games to be equally as tough.

“CBS have hit some form and they have made some good signings recently,” he said.

“They are a decent side but so are Framlingham. They have not started the season particularly well but they have some good youngsters that we will need to be wary of.”

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