Diss aiming to keep up the good work

Diss have something positive to build on when they travel to Tabard for their latest London 1N fixture tomorrow afternoon.

Simon Hill's side started the season with six straight defeats but their gradual improvement was rewarded last weekend when they saw off fellow strugglers Woodford in impressive fashion.

The Mackenders faithful went home happy after witnessing a thumping 41-13 victory that lifted their side off the foot of the table – and the challenge now is to keep up the good work.

Coach Hill has selected an unchanged side for the trip to Hertfordshire and for the first time this season the side will travel full of confidence following their exploits last Saturday.

The coaching team will be expecting further developments in continuity and an ability to play at a sustained and consistent pace.

Against Woodford the back division was able to attack with real venom and defensively they proved far too aggressive for the visiting midfield.

The forwards also dominated the set-piece and presented their half backs with quality possession throughout the whole game.

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This weekend's fixture will be a further test of the side's growing development.

Tabard were promoted last season and are also finding London One a challenging experience.

They have lost five of their seven matches so far, with the latest reverse coming last week, although the 46-8 defeat was at the hands of 100pc league leaders Westcliff.

The next three weeks are crucial to the hopes of making progress this season, with matches coming up against Chingford (home) and Romford and Gidea Park (away) before Westcliff arrive at Mackenders on November 30.

Further success will expected by the coaches – and indeed the players – this Saturday.

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