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Saracens get good win

PUBLISHED: 12:16 06 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:45 12 July 2010

A much-changed Diss Saracens side travelled to the RAF base for a friendly fixture against a hard-hitting Wattisham side that contained a large contingent of physical Fijians.

A much-changed Diss Saracens side travelled to the RAF base for a friendly fixture against a hard-hitting Wattisham side that contained a large contingent of physical Fijians.

In poor conditions it was soon apparent that a free-flowing game would be unlikely, however Wattisham persisted with a handling game.

They soon scored the first points after a fortunate break and try by their fly-half, which he converted. After some scrappy play by both sides Diss put together a period of sustained pressure with strong runs from Ray Knapp and solid driving play from the forwards.

The Warriors were unable to cope with this and gave away a string of penalties. A quick tap penalty five meters out was handed to the rampaging Chris Smith who scored close to the posts and was duly converted by Seb Goodge.

The second half continued to be a disjointed contest with only a penalty converted by Goodge separating the teams. Wattisham persistently infringed at the breakdown and were penalised repeatedly.

This caused frustration in the home team and led to a punch being thrown at Rogers, playing against his forces colleagues, and the Warriors second row being shown a red card.

The Saracens reverted to a tight driving game for the remainder of the match, showing discipline and control against determined and physical opposition to see out the match.

Saracens got ten points to Wattisham's seven.


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