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Diss through to last four in cup

PUBLISHED: 08:55 05 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:57 12 July 2010

A Diss player tackles a West Norfolk opponent.

A Diss player tackles a West Norfolk opponent.

Favourites Diss reached the last four of rugby's Norfolk Cup with a comfortable 33-5 win over a spirited West Norfolk side.

The visitors resisted the early challenge presented by their hosts and took the lead after just 12 minutes.

Favourites Diss reached the last four of rugby's Norfolk Cup with a comfortable 33-5 win over a spirited West Norfolk side.

The visitors resisted the early challenge presented by their hosts and took the lead after just 12 minutes.

Warren Wilby made good ground before finding centre Andy Thorpe, whose well-timed pass ensured Adam Williamson was given space to score left of the posts. The captain converted his own score.

Just two minutes later, it was the turn of the other Diss winger to show his pace. Receiving the ball in space on the right wing, Obie Ebezie outpaced the home defence to score a try under the posts which his skipper once again converted.

The third Diss try came when full-back Chris Beaird received the ball just inside the West Norfolk half. He set off on a determined run that saw him score to the left of the posts.

Again Williamson was able to convert, giving the visitors a 21-point lead.

West Norfolk then began to enjoy more possession, and just before half -time scored an unconverted try after centre Williamson crossed the Diss try line near the left corner.

The second half was just two minutes old when the visitors were able to extend their lead. After good ground was gained by the forwards, the ball was spun quickly to Thorpe, who scored an unconverted try in the left corner.

Diss were temporarily reduced to 14 men when replacement flanker Gaughan was shown a yellow card by the referee for going over the ball.

Following a penalty awarded after a high tackle the ball was again moved quickly to the backs and Beaird burst through an attempted tackle to score his second try of the afternoon. Williamson once again converted.


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