Diss enjoy win on their travels

DISS enjoyed a narrow win over Sutton & Epsom on Saturday to complete the double over the Surrey-based outfit.

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Sutton & Epsom 17 Diss 22

DISS enjoyed a narrow win over Sutton & Epsom on Saturday to complete the double over the Surrey-based outfit.

The first quarter of the game saw Diss dominant territorially but they couldn’t turn this into points.


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Chris Beaird narrowly missed a penalty and the pack were frequently frustrated on the hosts’ try line.

A break out by Sutton looked to be a certain score but a brilliant covering tackle by Warren Wilby caught their flying winger just short of the line when a try looked inevitable in the corner.

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Eventually the Diss pack secured a well deserved try following an intense campaign on the line with Tim Groom crossing the whitewash.

The home side immediately came back into the contest however and, after turnover ball, Bennett went over for a try, which was converted to give his side a two-point advantage.

But back came Diss and thanks to some excellent moves the ball found its way into the hands of Carl Smith, who sliced through the home defence to touch down. Beaird added the conversion.

Another penalty for Sutton was converted by Munford but Diss came back with a penalty of their own.

Munford then notched another penalty before before Diss lost Ollie Marriott and Pete Bray to the sin-bin while Sutton also lost a player.

Elliott Page came on in the second row for Diss and, with eight minutes to go, Andrew Thorpe made a trademark interception leaving the defenders in his wake to score between the posts. Beaird added the vital conversion.

The visitors spent the last few minutes hammering away at their hosts’ line roared on by the travelling support as they went in search of the fourth try for a bonus point but it wasn’t to be. However, they were more than happy with the victory against their lowly rivals.

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