Diss 29 Wymondham 11

Diss saw off the challenge of near neighbours Wymondham in the first round of the Norfolk Cup.

Whilst not at full strength Diss were very much expecting a physical and hard fought encounter against their local rivals. This was certainly the case and it was not until the final quarter that Diss were able to pull away and secure a deserved and much needed victory.

The first half was a very even affair with Wymondham leading at the interval 6-5. Diss were creating scoring opportunities and exerting intense pressure on the Wymondham line.

The Diss front five had a very dominant afternoon and this facet of play was without doubt the main difference between the sides.

On too many occasions possession was lost due careless retention skills and the ability of the Wymondham back row in being first to the breakdown and isolating the Diss ball carrier. Diss also spent too much time attacking as individuals and not as a tight unit.

As the match progressed Diss were able to pressure the Wymondham scrummage and inflict a number of try scoring opportunities.

Tries were scored by the evergreen Tom Groom, who had a dynamic game , Josh Monks and John Burgin. Dougie Moir then broke the forwards' dominance by breaking around a rolling maul to score close to the posts. Peter Chartier converted two of the tries scored to seal a satisfactory victory. Diss return to League action on Saturday against Romford and Gidea Park, a fixture they are more than capable of winning.

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