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Diss beat strong rivals

PUBLISHED: 14:36 29 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:50 12 July 2010

Diss Thirds faced a strong Southwold outfit scattered with some ex-Diss players and one from North Walsham but won 22-5.

The first 10 minutes by the admission of captain Benny Goodman was frantically paced, manic running rugby.

Diss Thirds faced a strong Southwold outfit scattered with some ex-Diss players and one from North Walsham but won 22-5.

The first 10 minutes by the admission of captain Benny Goodman was frantically paced, manic running rugby.

The tackle count on both sides was well above averaged and a break for an injury was welcomed to gather breath and re-group.

Shortly afterwards Joe Kindlysides found himself storming down the wing ending with a try under the posts converted by Dan Witting.

More strong tackling and punishing scrimmaging ensued before a breakaway from Witting, passing to Marc Finch who then returned the ball to Witting gave him a try out wide which he failed to convert.

After the turnaround Southwold brought on Lee Wagoner, a former Diss first team player, and they scored a good try cutting the Blues' defence apart near the posts but failed to convert.

Diss pressed forward due to great kicking from Liam Burnell and effective line-outs from Steve Kindlyside's throws and Chris Smith's intuitive calls with a lot of the visitors' ball being spoiled or won against the head.

When a penalty was awarded within Witting's capability he slotted the ball through the sticks with ease.

The last points came from James Nicholls, whose tackling on this afternoon would have been good enough to grace both of the higher teams at the club, going through three players to score under the posts, again converted by Witting.

It must also be noted that alongside Joe Kindlysides, Will Appleton stepped up to the IIIs for his first match above IV team and did so with aplomb.

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