Ruislip 19, Diss 34

Diss got back to winning ways in London 1N as they bounced back in style after three successive defeats.

Phil Sharpe's side were nine points adrift at the interval at Ruislip but turned the tables in spectacular fashion in the second half to get their second win of the season.

Diss lost the toss and started downhill on a cold and windy afternoon. Given the poor starts in the last three games the focus was very much on getting out of the blocks from the first whistle.

Ruislip are not an easy side to play against and their results do not reflect their ability. They have a powerful set of backs that run great lines and a well drilled forward pack and they started with venom.

A break from halfway saw the Ruislip winger score a try between the posts. Poor ball retention by Diss was further capitalised upon by the home side, punishing Diss by putting over the penalties awarded.


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A consolation try from a drive over by Pete Bray saw Diss go into the break nine points down due to their own unforced errors.

The third quarter saw both sides gain confidence and sort out their discipline. The final 20 minutes saw a flurry of activity, all of it going the way of the Blues with scores for Bray, Macqueen, Precious and Craven. With another penalty for both sides the score finished 19-34 a excellent result for the visitors which will hopefully kick-start their season.

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