Diss 7, Dorking 64

Saturday's National 3LSE game between the leaders and the bottom side was a predictably one-sided affair.

Visitors Dorking were simply in a different class to their struggling hosts and it was simply a matter of how many points they would score.

In the end the Surrey outfit comfortably passed the half century mark, with the only consolation for the home supporters arriving right near the end when some forward pressure ended with Steve Hipwell going over.

Matt Gardner converted as Diss at least got some reward for their efforts.

'It was a tough afternoon for us,' said director of rugby Dave Hall. 'It was a game between the top side and the bottom side in the league and it showed – that's the best way to sum it up really.


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'It's difficult to take any positives from a match like this – we were just beaten by a much better side.'

The defeat leaves Diss still six points adrift at the bottom of the table, having played one more game than the side immediately above them, North Walsham.

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They have now suffered back-to-back defeats against sides battling for the title – Hertford beat them 36-3 last week – and it is unlikely to get any easier on Saturday, with a tough trip to fourth-placed Ampthill looming.

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