Beaconsfield 20, Diss 23

Monday, November 19, 2012
4:39 PM

Diss picked up a hard earned win in Buckinghamshire – but coach Phil Sharpe was far from satisfied.

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“No disrespect to Beaconsfield, who are really nice people, but last season we would have scored 40 points or so against teams like that,” he said. “It’s never a bad thing to come away from home and take four points but I would have been far happier if we had played to our full potential. We were nowhere near ruthless enough, and that has been the case a number of times recently. We are not turning it on at the moment, that’s for sure.”

Despite their shortcomings Diss came out on top in a match where the lead changed hands a number of times. New Zealand pair John Laurie and Nick Harding made an impact on their debuts, with Laurie scoring a try and Harding providing points with his kicking.

George Gooderham weighed in with a couple of tries while Chris Beaird shared the kicking duties as Diss consolidated seventh position in the London 1N table.

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