Title hopes alive after city victory
Diss Saracens reaffirmed their position at the top of the Greene King IPA Eastern Counties League Division Two North table following a hard-fought 31-15 victory away at Norwich Medics on Saturday.
It was the home side who started the stronger, pinning Diss back before opening the scoring after 10 minutes as a quick attack and overlap on the right-wing resulted in an unconverted try.
The momentum continued with the Medics and following another turnover in possession they broke through the Diss defensive line to double their tally with another unconverted try.
The setback finally spurred Diss into action and they reduced the deficit shortly after as a well worked move allowed Pete Chartier to bundle over, with Adam Goymour converting.
However, it was Norwich who finished the half stronger with another quick break down the wing resulting in another unconverted try being scored as they held a 15-7 advantage at the break.
From the kick off Diss looked like they had a point to prove and following a fine individual run from Luke Bailey, Will Hemmant managed to force his way over the line. Goymour again slotted over the conversion to put his side just one point behind.
The try proved a catalyst as Diss began to dominate proceedings with Bailey causing all sorts of problems with probing runs at the Medics’ defensive line.
With the fresh legs of Andy Horne introduced, the away pack started to dominate the scrum. After a Medics knock-on on their own five-metre line, the Diss pack saw their chance with a strong drive and bundled over the line. Goymour converted to give the visitors a 21-15 advantage.
Goymour extended that advantage with a simple penalty, before in the dying seconds Will Scott weaved his way over the try line to seal a bonus point. Goymour stepped up to convert with the final action of the match to secure a sixth successive league victory and keep Diss on track for the title.