Weekend round-up: Rugby club go top, vital victory for the Tangerines

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Diss Rugby Club took advantage of Chelmsford’s match being postponed to go top of rugby’s London Two North East.

Roger Coombs’ men won 20-17 at Holt in a tight encounter that put them one point clear of Chelmsford, having played a game more.

Matt Dixon’s solitary strike handed Diss Town a vital triumph over Walsham-le-Willows in their battle against relegation from the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

The Tangerines lost the same fixture 11-0 last season, but a clean sheet and Dixon’s volley handed them three points to move them within four of safety.

In the First Division, Debenham LC drew 2-2 with King’s Lynn Reserves, while Scole United were beaten 4-0 at Spixworth in the Mummery Cup.

Ipswich Town’s recent downturn in form in the SkyBet Championship continued as they lost 2-0 at Rotherham - the Tractor Boys have not won in three league encounters.

New manager Alex Neil continues to leave a mark on Norwich City though as they thrashed Blackpool 4-0 courtesy of a Gary Hooper hat-trick and moved to just one place behind the play-off places.