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Diss Saracens 105
Despite having an under-strength squad for the trip to Watton, Diss Saracens proved too strong for their hosts, scoring over 100 points in an emphatic victory.
In heavy snow Diss received the kick and attacked straightaway, breaking through the home side defence for Jake Girdler to go over for his first of three tries, with Pete Chartier converting.
This set the precedent for the afternoon, and from each restart the Saracens looked like scoring at every opportunity.
And that was the case shortly after, as following a few phases of play a second try quickly followed, with further tries in quick succession coming from Chris Trede, Will Scott, Pete Chartier, Jacob Page, Matt Cullum (tw0), Karlton Gray, (two) Andy Horne (two), Mike Jones (two), Ben Walker (two) Dan Hooper (two).
Meanwhile, Andy Horne made an impact on his return from injury and controlled the ball well with one of his tries coming from a dominant driving scrum from 10 yards out.
With the conditions far from ideal, there were many knock-ons, and thus many scrums, which stand in hooker Freddie Cornish did a great job of winning the ball back at.
The snow on the ground caught Dan Hooper out on one occasion, where he made a darting run through the middle to put himself over the line, but unfortunately he went over one too many lines and touched the ball down beyond the dead ball line.
However, the one way traffic continued and it was not long until the Saracens added a further score.
Prop John Hutchinson made a quick break into space and with the opposition defence closing him down, he opted for a 70-yard cross field kick to put Chris Trede over the line in the corner to get his name on the scoresheet.
Trede also added a further two points to his name with a successful conversion, while Chartier also proved how reliable he is with his boot as he converted nine of the tries.
Watton continued to try to find a breakthrough in the final stages but Diss held firm to record an emphatic win.