TWO NORTH EAST
South Woodham Ferrers 15
Diss continued their perfect start to the new season with a fourth successive victory as they overcame South Woodham Ferrers.
South Woodham Ferrers proved a hard nut to crack, taking an early three point lead following an off-side infringement at a ruck.
After five minutes, Diss responded producing a series of attacks that led to Sean McClure stepping beautifully inside his opposite number to score under the posts. Philip LeLeivre converted to give Diss a deserved advantage.
South Woodham replied immediately with a well worked try of their own following close inter play between their back row.
Back came Diss as Ryan Shannon was able to disrupt a South Woodham attack and Giles West pounced on the loose ball to score under the posts with LeLievre converting to give Diss a 14-10 lead.
Following a South Woodham infringement at a ruck, LeLievre was able to secure a further three points to increase the Norfolk side’s lead to 17-10.
The game fluctuated from end to end with South Woodham getting back into the game with an unconverted try.
Diss then attacked deep into the South Woodham half and Jamie Burroughs exploited a chasm that opened and crashed over for yet another converted Diss try as they led 24-15 at half time.
The second half proved a much more turgid affair with both sides giving little away.
After Diss pressure close to the South Woodham line, Michael Fuller forced his way over and scored the bonus point try that secured victory for the Norfolk side.
The latest win leaves Diss leading the way in the league table with 19 points, one point ahead of closest rivals Norwich and two ahead of third-placed Sudbury.
They will be aiming to maintain their winning form when they host seventh-placed Cantabrigian tomorrow (2pm).