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Diss Town one of the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North's in-form sides




With four victories from their previous five Thurlow Nunn League First Division North fixtures, it would appear Diss Town are out of their sticky spell.

After a bright start to the campaign the sixth-placed Tangerines picked up just one point from the 15 on offer between September 28 and October 26.

However, Saturday’s 4-0 win at the expense of Great Yarmouth Town continued the impressive turnaround, and took their total number of victories for the season to 11 – the same total they managed throughout the whole of 2018/19.

Football action from Diss v Great Yarmouth Town - Ryan Fuller scores the second goal of the game..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (23657135)
Football action from Diss v Great Yarmouth Town - Ryan Fuller scores the second goal of the game..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (23657135)

And with lowly Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves (17th) away on Saturday (3pm) and a home clash with bottom-of-the-table Wisbech St Mary next up, Jon Abbott’s team have a big chance to consolidate their place within the division’s top six.

Abbott said: “Every team is going to go through a stage where they drop points and lose games they were expected to win.

“I have said it before but it really is a strong league this year – no team is going to run away with it.

“We had a chat when we went through that run and told the lads not to be too down and disappointed because we know the quality is there to change it and they have proven it.

“When we came in we said that we wanted to build something and that is happening – the Under-18s and reserves are also doing really well. But we also get that everyone looks at the first-team results and there have been improvements in that sense as well.

“The next two games are far from certain victories but with respect to both of those sides these are games we should be winning.

“It is never easy playing reserve sides because you never quite know what you are going to get. They might have a first team player or two involved and their young players are very good.

“And Wisbech are nowhere near where they were at the start of the season. They might still be bottom but they have improved.”


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