Diss giftwrap fans the perfect present with derby-day delight

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Diss Rugby Club handed their fans the perfect present ahead of a two week festive break with an emphatic 48-0 derby-day victory over rivals Holt.

Diss headed into the encounter on the back of successive victories that had seen them remain second in London Two North East, while their opponents came in to the match in fourth place.

However, despite the large crowd expecting a hard-fought encounter it was not to be the case as the home side opened the score with an early penalty before running in two tries in as many minutes after 33 minutes to take a 15-0 lead into the break.

That momentum continued after the interval with three further quick fire tries, two of which were converted, extending Diss’ advantage to 34-0.

And after Holt were reduced to 14 men in the 65th minute following a dismissal for a punch off the ball, their hopes of mounting looked all but gone.

And it was to prove the case as the hosts took full advantage of their numerical advantage, adding a further two converted tries to run out comfortable winners and claim all the bragging rights over their rivals.