Diss show their quality in entertaining draw

Diss on the attack in their entertaining draw with Amersham. Picture: JOHN GRIST

Diss on the attack in their entertaining draw with Amersham. Picture: JOHN GRIST - Credit: Archant

London 1 North Diss 22 Amersham and Chiltern 22 Diss produced a performance that yet again highlighted the fact that when playing at their best they can compete with the most accomplished sides in the league, writes Sam Spurdens.

Connor McBryde opened the scoring with a try converted by Barnaby Chenery, followed by a Matt Richards dot down for a 14-0 lead.

Isaiah Hooper then went over to give the home side a 19-0 lead, pegged back by a late Amersham score just before the break.

Poor alignment and execution in defence meant that Amersham scored a second try after half-time, thus reducing the deficit to five points, before the visitors struck again to level the scores at 19 all with 25 minutes left.

Chenery slotted a further penalty to give the home side the advantage again, but Amersham responded almost immediately to bring the scores level again.


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Both sides fought tooth and nail for that crucial winning score but a wonderful game ended with honours even.

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