Saracens get good win

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.


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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.

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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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