Fielding a side beset with injuries and containing so many young players meant that Diss found their fixture against fourth in the table Old Haberdashers very demanding.
A points margin of 30 points would have been a fairer reflection of this battle between sides at the top and bottom of London One North.
Performing with a passion and confidence allowed Diss to claim their first win of the season and bring a real New Year cheer to the Mackenders faithful.
Diss turned in a disappointing display to go down to their fellow strugglers at Mackenders.
Buoyed by an outstanding performance against a resurgent Old Haberdashers last weekend North Walsham head to Buckinghamshire on Saturday to take on Amersham & Chiltern.
Diss missed a glorious chance to register their first win of the season when entertaining fellow strugglers Fullerians.
What could be a defining spell of the season for Diss gets under way on Saturday with a crunch game at Mackenders.
Diss succumbed to yet another home defeat and now find themselves isolated in the bottom three of London One North.
Diss went down to a brave defeat against one of the top sides in the league in Eton Manor.
North Walsham maintained their encouraging start to the season at Mackenders, scoring 50 points for the second week in a row.
Diss opened their London One North campaign with a difficult away fixture and suffered a heavy defeat.
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