Diss Saracens enjoy their day in the spotlight


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Diss saw their momentum halted in London 2NE when their scheduled trip to Old Cooperians was postponed because of the condition of the pitch.

The game at Upminster on the outskirts of London has been re-arranged for 2pm next Saturday – which was due to have been a free date.

With the first team denied the chance to build on their excellent run the spotlight fell on Diss seconds, and they didn't disappoint, beating West Norfolk II 31-5 to stay top in Eastern Counties 2NE.

An inside line from Kiwi fly- half Jack Keppel saw Diss make it over the try line first. Austin Goymour made easy work of the conversion to give the home side a seven-point lead.

Midway through the half a series of interchanges between centres Jake Girdler and Chris Trede put Trede over the line for the second try, Goymour narrowly missing the conversion.

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The Saracens' forwards were dominating in all the set piece play, and Matthew Cullum and Jacob Page stole several line outs against the head.

Late in the first half the home side decided to take advantage of this strength up front and opted to kick a penalty to touch.

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Page caught the ball cleanly and a maul was set up on the 10-metre line, which the blue forwards then drove right over the try line for skipper Ben Walker to touch down out wide. Goymour's kick bounced off the post.

The momentum carried into the second half and Keppel scored his second try, which he converted himself. Then the ball was spun wide and Keppel found a gap to cross the line again for his hat-trick, which he also converted.

West Norfolk scored an unconverted try near the end to complete the scoring.

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