Saracens made to work hard for victory

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GREENE KING IPA
EASTERN COUNTIES
LEAGUE DIVISION
TWO NORTH

Diss Saracens 38

Holt II 19

Despite a somewhat disjointed display, Diss Saracens still proved too strong for an under strength Holt side, as they sealed a 38-19 victory.

It was the visitors who started stronger and opened the scoring within five minutes with a converted try.

The setback spurred Saracens into life with Stefan Coombes and George Baker both scoring tries, Alex Goymour converting both to put Diss ahead.

Saracens extended their advantage with a Ray Knapp unconverted try before Holt responded with two quickfire tries of their own to level the scores.

But it was Diss who took a lead into the break as Jake Girdler scored an unconverted try moments before the break.

That momentum continued with the Saracens after the interval in what proved a more one-sided affair with Chris Trede touching down and Goymour converting, before Stefan Coombes crossed the line for one final try with Goymour again successful with the extras to wrap up proceedings.

n Diss III continued their recent winning form with a 38-17 success at home over rivals Holt III.

Having beaten Crusaders II on the road last week, Diss continued in their rich vein of form and were soon ahead against Holt as John Alexander crashed over to open the scoring.

Holt fought back and went into the interval just two points behind after scoring an unconverted try.

The two traded tries immediately after the break with Naz Gurgin getting on the scoresheet for the hosts, before Diss gave themselves some breathing space as Benny Goodman crashed over with Seb Goodge converting.

Back came Holt who brought the scoreline back to 19-17 before Diss stepped up a gear late on with three late tries from Jack Owen (two) and Alexder, Goodge converting all three, to clinch victory for the hosts.

n There was less joy for Diss Under-14s who suffered a 33-15 defeat to Lowestoft and Yarmouth.

Miles Smith scored two tries with a third coming from George Jones for Diss.