The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 20th April 2012
....on his first season in charge at Lyme Valley and regard it as a job well done.
Diskin and his cohorts Dave Sutton and Ivan Lodge have kept the club in the league, helped the area's top striker Anthony Malbon to progress and also made money for the club.
"We have also won games against some of the better sides in the division to take a few people by surprise," he said.
Diskin and his team were plunged in at the deep end last summer when previous boss Greg Clowes and many of the players quit the club to join NPL Premier Division Stafford Rangers.
He added: "We were not too familiar with the league and were a bit iffy at the start, but once we found our footing and changed one of two personnel we were much better.
"We always said we would assess the situation after 10 games, and during that time we found out that there were one or two players in the squad who were not for us."
Within that time Diskin also questioned whether or not he should carry on.
He talked about quitting after Newcastle had lost 6-2 at Stratford Town in an FA Cup replay, and said: "That result peeves me to this day.
"We led 5-3 with 2 minutes left at home and drew 5-5, and then at Stratford we found ourselves three down. The result still hurts."
However, Diskin is glad he decided to stick with it.
"We have improved a great deal since then, especially against the better sides, and overall I feel we have coped quite well," he said.
Castle are one point short of their target of fifty points going into their last game of the season – at home to Lincoln United tomorrow.
Diskin added: "I am not one of those managers who is out watching games every night because I don't have the time, but as a management team we work well together.
"We have known each other a long time so we rarely fall out, and Dave and Ivan have their input in what we are trying to do here.
"We have never had any pressure from the club, and while we have had some ups and downs, overall I have enjoyed the season."