Twickenham dream is alive as Diss battle back in the cup

AMONG THE SCORERS: Michael Fuller, pictured with the ball, helped Diss to progress in the RFU Intermediate Cup
AMONG THE SCORERS: Michael Fuller, pictured with the ball, helped Diss to progress in the RFU Intermediate Cup

RFU INTERMEDIATE CUP

THIRD ROUND

Hammersmith

and Fulham 15

Diss 26

Diss were forced to come from behind to keep their Twickenham dream alive 
with a 26-15 success away at 
Hammersmith and Fulham.

At 12-0 down after 30 minutes, the visitors finally responded with Joe Seaman scoring an unconverted try to reduce the deficit before the interval.

The second half started much like the first half with the home side dominating proceedings to extend their lead to 15-5 with a penalty.

The setback appeared to galvanise Diss, who got a foothold in the game and hit back with a Michael Fuller try which was converted by Jack Keppel.

The visitors took the lead for the first time as Josh Ludkin forced his way over with Keppel again converting with 10 minutes remaining.

Matt Richards added a further try to seal progression into the next round, where they will host Maidstone just three wins from the home of English rugby.

n Diss Saracens thrashed Bury St Edmunds III 79-5 with Adam Williamson, Francis Chenery, Jacob Page. Matt Cannon, Matt Trede, Raymond Knapp, Chris Trede and James Hayhoe among the try scorers.