Thurlow Nunn League preview: Diss Town to host ‘spicy’ derby against Thetford Town

Mark Scott. Picture: Sonya Duncan.

Mark Scott. Picture: Sonya Duncan. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2012

Thetford Town's attempts to end a run of 14 matches without a win will continue this weekend with a derby clash at Diss Town.

The match offers Thetford, 18th in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, the chance to make up ground on Diss, who are 10 points better off in 14th place.

'They are our closest rivals, so there is always a little bit of needle,' said Thetford boss Mark Scott.

'We've got several players from the last four or five years who have swapped between the two clubs, so it should be a bit spicy. More realistically, it is another opportunity to get some points and our players are as desperate for the three points as I am, and obviously there's a little more in it for the players who have moved from club to club.'

Elsewhere, Kirkley & Pakefield host Brantham Athletic, Gorleston visit Newmarket and Norwich United entertain Ely. The stand-out tie in the First Division sees Fakenham, second, visit league leaders Whitton.

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Fakenham boss Wayne Anderson said: 'It is always a hard game at Whitton, and we always seem to get someone sent off too – whether it's Ben Boyce, Kyle Plumb, even me or Neil Jarvis! But if we keep going the way we are and keep plugging away in the right manner, if we dig in and we nick a goal, you never know.'

Great Yarmouth Town travel to AFC Sudbury Reserves, basement boys Downham Town host Dereham Town Reserves while Swaffham Town visit Stowmarket Town.

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