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Diss Town captain Charlie Webb reveals off-the-pitch commitments contributed to his departure to East Harling




It’s been done with a heavy heart, but Charlie Webb has decided to leave Diss Town.

The 25-year-old captained his hometown club last season, but having recently become a father, Webb has come to the conclusion that he is unable to commit to new manager Michael King’s ‘rebuild’ at Brewers Green Lane.

“Diss need a rebuild from the bottom and I cannot give them the commitment they need for that,” said the striker.

Football action from Diss Town FC vs Fakenham Town FC..Charlie Webb..Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (38893026)
Football action from Diss Town FC vs Fakenham Town FC..Charlie Webb..Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (38893026)

“Having a baby, I cannot commit to training every week and it got to a point where I just had to be honest.

“I’m a Diss boy and I was the captain – it wasn’t an easy decision to make.

“I’d never rule out going back at some stage, but I cannot give the club what it needs at the moment.

“There is a new manager in place and he needs players that are going to be totally committed.”

Football action from Diss Town v Wisbech St Mary - Charlie Webb..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (39025098)
Football action from Diss Town v Wisbech St Mary - Charlie Webb..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (39025098)

Instead, Webb has dropped down to Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Division One with Stacey Lawrence’s East Harling.

It will be his second stint at the club for the centre-forward, who scored 24 goals in 22 appearances during the Division Two promotion-winning season of 2017/18.

And with the likes of Hayden Pain, Stacey Payne and Reece White having also signed on at Church Road this summer, Webb is expecting an exciting season ahead.

“I really enjoyed playing for Stacey the last time I was at Harling,” added Webb, who has signed dual registration terms with Diss’ fellow Thurlow Nunn League First Division North side Mulbarton Wanderers.

DE-12-11-2019-006-GD Diss Capt Charlie Webb celebrates his goal.. (39025101)
DE-12-11-2019-006-GD Diss Capt Charlie Webb celebrates his goal.. (39025101)

“He knows that I may not be able to commit to things like training every week, but he understands.

“I was always keen to go back and when the likes of Hayden and Reece signed, it made it even easier.

“It’s looking like a good squad and hopefully we will be up there challenging to get into the Premier Division.”

Other players to have left Diss so far this summer include Angus Mackie (Gorleston), Alex McIntosh (Lakenheath, Ryan Fuller (Wroxham), Max Lane and Matt Cook (both Harleston).


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