Diss Rugby Club's Under-14 play well during their defeat to Bury St Edmunds
Diss Under-14s gave a good account of themselves during Sunday’s 25-15 defeat away at their Bury St Edmunds counterparts.
A well-schooled Bury side out-rucked Diss for much of the first half, which at times starved the young Blues of possession.
And when the hosts ran in an early try, it seemed that a long afternoon could be in store.
However, Diss responded in positive fashion and got themselves in front with two tries of high quality.
The first came from a move worked on the training ground, with Ryan Anozia eventually blasting through to dot down.
And that was soon followed by another team effort – launched by man-of-the-match Kit Brodie before Peace Joshua ran clear to score to put his team 10-5 to the good.
However, Bury sprung into life before the break and went on to score three tries to open up a 20-10 advantage.
That lead was extended soon after the restart by a fifth try, but much of the second half was played in the Bury half as Diss applied plenty of pressure.
Their domination was rewarded by a third try of the day and Joshua’s second of the contest, which came about via another neat team move.
Diss continued to push forward in the closing stages but they eventually ran out of time in their bid to haul themselves level.
The youngsters will aim to bounce back on Sunday when they play host to Crusaders in the Norfolk Cup at Mackenders (10.30am).