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Diss RFC youngsters keep battling to the end

PUBLISHED: 21:22 09 May 2017 | UPDATED: 21:22 09 May 2017

Action from Holt (black) v Wymondham in the U15 cup final at the Norfolk Big Rugby Weekend. Holt won 33-0. Picture: Ingrid Campbell

Action from Holt (black) v Wymondham in the U15 cup final at the Norfolk Big Rugby Weekend. Holt won 33-0. Picture: Ingrid Campbell

Ingrid Campbell

Diss entered the Norfolk Under-16s Plate Final against hosts Holt with a formidable task ahead of them.

For 20 minutes Diss were under the cosh and held firm but then Holt broke the seal. Four quick tries went in, with two being converted, leaving Diss trailing 24-0 at half-time.

After the break Holt brought on seven sets of fresh legs and the game followed pretty much the same pattern.

After losing a player to injury Diss kept battling away before two more tries made the score 34–0.

Then the tables turned. Ben Brown, playing centre, burst through Holt’s defences after two well timed passes for a double and Kyle Harwood-Lefevre converted both. The game finished, 34-14 to Holt.

Team: Robert Balding, Dan Blackburn, Dan Whiting, Rob Duffield, Sam Fawcett, Fred Sargent, Tom Elkins, Miles Smith, John Webster, George Jones, Tom Jacka, Ben Brown, James Webster, Kyle Harwood-Lefevre, Nat Strange.

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