A great day at Diss with first team match sponsors Crown Milling getting great value for their support with 69 points being scored at Mackenders last Saturday. A resounding victory over 3rd placed Cantabs, coupled with South Woodham Ferrers failing to get a bonus point win over Ipswich has moved Diss up to 5 points clear at the top of the league. However all is not plain sailing, this week we visit Woodford the only other club in our division to have beaten SWF this season and after that we have to go to Norwich who are showing vastly improved form.
The Saracens drew with Norwich Union which makes overtaking Fakenham at the top of EC2 North a very difficult prospect. Benny Goodman's 3rd team were without a match on Saturday but sit 10 points clear of 2nd placed Holt Owls with a game in hand.
On Sunday the Colts succumbed to Hadleigh in a bruising encounter with the wet and muddy conditions suiting their visitors more than the home team . The Under 16s again bolstered by some of the under 15s squad played a very competent side from Brentwood and came in a second. It was very pleasing for the club to get a letter from Brentwood thanking us for our friendly welcome and hospitality and they particularly appreciated the full English breakfast provided by Tracy Davies and her team. The Under 14s renewed acquaintances with Ipswich YM but were, despite some valiant attempts, unable to score enough to defeat the Suffolk club. Both Team Wyatt and Team Gaze were in action for the Under 13s in an Eastern countries organised event, the Gazes at home and the Wyatts at Shelford. The Minis were all at Stowmarket and again had a most enjoyable session with numbers increasing weekly.
This week the First team travel to play Woodford with a side that has settled over the last few matches. The Saracens are without a game at present as Dereham have conceded the remaining matches in their league. The Third team entertain Watton in EC3 North.
On Sunday the Colts are in yet another cup match, this time away to Colchester, good luck boys! The Under 16s visit Southwold, while the Under 15s and Under 14s play in Eastern counties competitions, the 15s at home and the 14s at Woodbridge. Both these competitions take the form of triangular festivals. The Under 13s have their first ever visit from Mersea Island. The Under 8s travel to play in a tag tournament at Hadleigh, while the rest of the Minis are training. In the afternoon the Vixens have another Pitch Up and Play session, so if you are female and aged between 11 - 18 then come on down to the club to try out! Bob Gooderham is Duty Officer on Saturday and the Under 9s are duty team on Sunday
Updated 08:04 - 28 Mar 2017 by Charli Appleton