Search

London 1N: Diss 8, Bury St Edmunds 35

15:10 16 April 2012

Spring is officially here, but Diss were unable to generate enough spring in their step to win against a resurgent Bury St Edmunds side.

The visitors started this London 1N fixture at pace and with an intensity in attack and defence that continued throughout the game.

The Diss pack matched Bury physically but the hosts were unable to match Bury when they widened play. Within three minutes Bury had taken the lead with a penalty, confidently converted by their fly-half.

Diss went close a number of times after good work from Tim Groom, Andrew Horne and Chris Craven. But the first try came from a Bury counter-attack, with a kick through the Diss defence allowing their winger to score.

But as in previous matches Diss are quick with comebacks and within 10 minutes had scored a try after good pressure on the Bury try line allowed Peter Chartier to spin the ball out to Tom Holt. With a lovely weighted pass to Chris Beaird he was able to dive over in the corner and score. Before half-time Diss were awarded a penalty and Warren Wilby converted to bring the scores level as the whistle went.

The visitors were the ones to push on after the interval, the Bury fly half in particular adapting to the conditions, causing a number of problems for the Diss defence.

He was able to instigate a number of Bury attacks that led to four tries being scored in the second half without reply.

Diss tried to rescue their position a number of times, but this was hampered by the number of errors made in handling and free-kicks given away. As time moved on the match was now running away from Diss, and with Bury having such a grip on the counter-attack Diss were on the back foot for most of the second half.

With the final game of the season approaching, and with the Norfolk Cup final against North Walsham on the horizon, Diss will have to dust themselves down and move forward for the final two games of what has been a very good season for players and the coaching team alike.

0 comments

Other Diss sport

Yesterday, 15:32
Jack Barber, left, in action for Fakenham Town on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

The players of Fakenham Town have another chance to secure their Clipbush Park future as Wayne Anderson prepares to wield the axe.

Tue, 06:00
Elmham'’s Olly Hall on his way to 20 to go with his 4-51 bowling stint. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Joint Yarmouth bosses Adam Mason, front, and Martyn Sinclair. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Great Yarmouth Town have their own Norfolk-Suffolk rivalry to sort out this afternoon when the Bloaters head to Ipswich Wanderers looking for their second win of the season.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Thetford (batting) v Topcroft cricket.
Liam Conroy batting with M Kulkarmi bowling.

Brooke kept their championship charge on track by ensuring Sprowston’s challenge continues to go off the rails.

Most Read

Thu, 21:01
Carlton Morris scored for Norwich City U23s against Middlesbrough at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City Under-23s were unable to salvage a point against Middlesbrough after a late goal from striker Carlton Morris had raised hopes for a sparse crowd at Carrow Road this evening.

Read more
Norwich City
Thu, 23:18
Nelson Oliveira in action for Nottingham Forest last season. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Norwich City look set to complete a move for Benfica’s Portuguese international striker Nelson Oliveira.

Read more
United Kingdom
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Jon Thaxton with Clare Hardy, assistant coach at Inferno Kickboxing in Harleston.

A new kickboxing club has been launched in Harleston town centre. The club is run by Kerry Norfolk who has been training in kickboxing for 14 years.

Read more
14:30
Follow Birmingham City v Norwich City at www.pinkun.com/live

Norwich City travel to Birmingham City today for their 2016/17 Championship clash and you can follow the game live, and join in, at www.pinkun.com/live

Read more
Norwich City
09:00
Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira (right) could be a big signing for Norwich City in Alex Neil's view. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Norwich City’s prospective new signing Nelson Oliveira is the man with magic in his boots.

Read more
Alex Neil

Local Weather

Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 17°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up