Diss Rugby Club's Under-16s run out winners against West Norfolk
After several weeks without any action due to postponed matches, Diss Rugby Club's Under-16s made up for lost time with a 36-12 win over their West Norfolk counterparts at the weekend.
The game was only a few minutes old when Diss – with more than half of the team having played together since the age of six – won the ball from a scrum and quickly passed through to Ben Waters to run in for the first score.
Stan Spurdens was having a very good game at 13 and when Diss put together move after move, he made the incisive run to finish it off and score.
To their credit, West didn't give up at any stage and with the first half closing they scored for a respectable 14-7 scoreline at the break.
At the start of the second half Diss knew what they needed to do to finish off the moves they were playing with better effect.
They were soon awarded a scrum on the West 22 metre line and quickly set of the backs again. Finlay Martin took the ball on at full pace and smashed his way through the West defence to score.
There followed a number of pick and drive moves, expertly handled before releasing the ball to Bryce Cochrane at fly half to dive over the line.
A high tackle by Diss gave West a penalty which they kicked to touch for the line-out. The ball was then sent through their back line but as the Diss defence came up, Joe Jermy brilliantly intercepted a pass and headed for the try line.
Tom Parks-Lewis had made great supporting runs all game and when given the ball he set off on a jinking run through the West defence to score the last try of the game.