Thetford Town manager Mark Scott is hoping to crank up the pressure on Diss Town when the two Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division relegation rivals meet on Easter Monday (3pm).
The Brecklanders make the short trip east along the A1066 to face Richard Daniels’ Tangerines having leapfrogged them out of the drop zone by defeating bottom side FC Clacton on Saturday.
Having failed to win a league game since November 3, Scott hopes that success could be the catalyst to see off Diss and go on to survive relegation.
“Diss and Wivenhoe have five games in hand, but they still have to win them,” said Scott, whose side were overtaken by Diss again on Tuesday when the Tangerines drew 1-1 with Godmanchester Rovers. “If we can go to Diss and get another three points, not only will it put pressure on those two teams, but will give us a lift for our remaining three games.”
Scott will be without midfielder Luke Catcpole, who limped off with a hamstring injury against Clacton on Saturday, while there is a slender chance Bruno Tavares (hamstring) and James Pipe (broken toe) could face their former club.
After the change in management at Needham Market, Scott will also speak with new Bloomfields boss Mark Morsley to see if he can field dual registration duo Kieran Morphew and Tom Dew — the latter who scored the winner against Clacton on Saturday — at Diss.
Their title charge may effectively be over, but Walsham-le-Willows will still be bidding for their highest ever finish in the football pyramid, starting with a home clash against struggling Wivenhoe Town tomorrow (3pm) and continuing at CRC on Wednesday (7.45pm).
Mildenhall Town — who were leading 1-0 at Diss when their match was abandoned after 55 minutes because of snow on Saturday — host Godmanchester tomorrow (3pm) and visit Felixstowe and Walton United on Monday (3pm).
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