A points margin of 30 points would have been a fairer reflection of this battle between sides at the top and bottom of London One North.
Following last weekend’s outstanding victory against Luton, Diss returned to reality with a thumping defeat in Essex.
Performing with a passion and confidence allowed Diss to claim their first win of the season and bring a real New Year cheer to the Mackenders faithful.
North Walsham ran in 11 tries to record a comprehensive derby win in miserable conditions at Scottow.
Diss turned in a disappointing display to go down to their fellow strugglers at Mackenders.
Connor Rumbles was the early leader in the Diss Cycling Club cyclo-cross but Kieran Jarvis eventually made it a local win in the senior men’s race.
Buoyed by an outstanding performance against a resurgent Old Haberdashers last weekend North Walsham head to Buckinghamshire on Saturday to take on Amersham & Chiltern.
Diss missed a glorious chance to register their first win of the season when entertaining fellow strugglers Fullerians.
Harleston Magpies Ladies will be looking to get back to winning ways in the East Conference on Saturday when they make the long trip to Horsham (2pm).
What could be a defining spell of the season for Diss gets under way on Saturday with a crunch game at Mackenders.
Diss put in a brave effort in their re-arranged game at Amersham before sliding to a ninth straight defeat in London One North.
It was a difficult and ill-disciplined afternoon in London for a Diss side who were unable to build on an encouraging start.
Harleston Magpies Ladies will be bidding to maintain their promising start to the East Conference season on Saturday when they welcome Ipswich for an attractive derby match (1.30pm).
Diss succumbed to yet another home defeat and now find themselves isolated in the bottom three of London One North.
Harleston Magpies Ladies are away to Southgate on Saturday in their third East Conference match of the season (2pm).
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Diss went down to a brave defeat against one of the top sides in the league in Eton Manor.
Diss opened their London One North campaign with a difficult away fixture and suffered a heavy defeat.
The women’s national competition record at 100 miles was broken on Norfolk roads on Sunday.
Cranworth’s Adam Hatfield will not have far to travel this weekend as he defends his lead in the GT Cup GTH category on his home circuit of Snetterton.
Mulbarton closed the gap on leaders Harleston, who were without a game, to two points with a 4-0 win at Mattishall.
Dan Blackburn of VC Norwich and Luke Hirst of Ashtons Legal CC won the Diss Cycling Club’s time trial for teams of two, as well as being the only riders inside the hour for the 25 miles.
A tepid performance from Diss gave their visitors the confidence to dominate proceedings and seal their victory.
Harleston maintained their five-point lead at the summit of the Premier Division with a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Hellesdon.
Harleston extended their Premier Division lead to eight points after a 4-2 home win over Bradenham.
The retention of 70 per cent possession in Saturday’s game should have given Diss some sort of reward for their endeavours.
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