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Jon Abbott is confident that Diss Town’s form will turn as they look to recover from a run of four defeats on the bounce this weekend, writes Alex Moss.

The Tangerines’ recent losing streak continued on Saturday after a 4-2 defeat at home to Leiston Reserves, a result which saw Diss drop to ninth in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North table.

And with fourth-placed Norwich CBS, who occupy the last promotion spot, five points clear of his side, Abbott will be hoping to get their own promotion prospects back on track when they travel to AFC Sudbury Reserves tomorrow afternoon (3pm).

Football action from Diss Town FC vs Fakenham Town FC..Diss Town manager Jon Abbott..Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (27925619)
Football action from Diss Town FC vs Fakenham Town FC..Diss Town manager Jon Abbott..Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (27925619)

“It’s been really frustrating (the last four games),” Diss manager Abbott said. “But I haven’t got any excuses.

“We haven’t been good enough. Between both boxes there wasn’t too much between us and Leiston on Saturday, but we didn’t take our chances early on and to go in at half-time 3-0 down, you never say it’s game over, but it’s hard to come back.

“Things aren’t going for us at the moment. We’re not in the best of form, but we are where we are and we need to go into this Saturday’s game at Sudbury and get a positive result.

“Our form will turn. I’ve never questioned our character once in the last four games. The work rate has been there, it’s just we’ve simply not been good enough in both boxes.”

Diss trailed 3-0 at the break on Saturday, before the Tangerines briefly threatened a comeback when Ryan Swift pulled a goal back with 15 minutes to go.

But a few minutes later the visitors regained their four-goal cushion, and Owen Betts’ 83rd-minute goal was a consolation for Abbott’s side at Brewers Green Lane.

Matt Cook returns to the squad for the trip to Sudbury, having sat out the last three games with suspension, while Aarron Taylor is pushing for a return from injury.

“Matt’s a really important player for us, as is Aarron, who has been out since Christmas with a serious injury,” Abbott said.



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