Monday, September 21, 2009

Club focus -- Diss Town

Tomorrow night Ely have a second round replay in the FA Vase against Diss Town after a 2-2 draw in Diss at the weekend. Diss are currently second in division 1 of the Eastern Conties league, while Ely are struggling in the Premier. Diss also have a bit of a history in this competition after winning the FA Vase in 1994, but it's a long way from Wembley yet!

Diss were formed in 1888 and one hundred years later they became founder members of division 1 of the Eastern Counties League. They have played in the Eastern Counties since, but from 1993 to 2006 they played in the Premier division. This year they will probably be hoping to gain promotion and last year despite missing out on promotion did win the division 1 league cup.

Famous faces at Diss have included ex-Norwich and Chelsea player Robert Fleck, who managed the team until being replaced in 2008 and Mathew Upson, who is from the town, but I'm not sure if he has any connections to the club.

The nickname of Diss is the tangerines, they are the only club apart from Blackpool that I can name in England that wear this particular colour. Their badge is representative of the town's coat of arms that are connected with the River Raveney that runs through the town and is famous for shrimps.

The photo above shows Huckle celebrating after scoring the equakising goal with Ely that led to the game ending 2-2. Let's hope we see none of that tomorrow

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